Late last month we were shocked and saddened when several reports came out stating that Glee star Naya Rivera (Santana) had been fired from the show, after reportedly getting into it with her co-star Lea Michele (Rachel).
Naya’s rep was the first to deny these rumors blasting them as “absolutely untrue.” Several days later, the bigwigs at FOX finally weighed in on all the hubbub simply stating that Naya “remains under contract to Glee.”
Naya herself hasn’t commented on the whole fiasco directly, but she did thank her fans for their love and offered some helpful advice along the way. “To the best fans in the world, thank you for all the ❤️! Don't ever let the he say she say get you down,” Naya tweeted back on May 2. “Whether it's in school, home, or all over the Internet lol. Hold your head high, stay true to yourself, and know you are loved! Xo.”
Shortly after all of this bad news broke — it was also rumored that Naya was dropped from her record label, but her rep denied that as well — Naya did what any gal in an unfortunate situation would do and jetted off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Oh, and she also showed off her assets while soaking up the sun.
By Monday, May 6, Naya was back stateside and making her way through LAX where several paparazzi had gathered to greet her. In the below video, one paparazzo peppers Naya with questions, asking her about her trip and those infamous Instagram photos. “It was a good trip,” she answered matter of factly.
However, the real defining moment came when the paparazzo remarked that he was “glad to hear” that Naya wasn’t leaving Glee and she responded by flashing a sly smile. The grin doesn’t mean much, and, like we said, FOX has said Naya is still under contract, but we can’t help but feel that there’s more to this story.
Check out the video of Naya below and feel free to share your own thoughts and theories on the situation!
Glee Season 5 airs Tuesday nights on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.