Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Naya Rivera at the Teen Choice Awards on August 11, 2013

When Naya Rivera was written out of the Glee Season 5 finale reportedly following a fight with the show’s producers (and possibly co-star Lea Michele), we were worried that it meant the end of Santana. Back in July, however, we learned that whatever issues Naya may have had were resolved, and she was slated to return for the show’s sixth and final season. That said, Naya has been downgraded from series regular to recurring guest star, apparently at her request.

Still, production on Season 6 is set to begin any day now and a recent tweet from Naya proves that Glee is still a big part of her life. On August 23 Naya tweeted, “Just got my first batch of songs to pre-record next week for the new season of @GLEEonFOX! You're going to love them!” In other words, Santana is back and singing in Season 6, even if we won’t see as much of her as we have in the past.


From what we know so far, much of the Season 6 drama will take place back in Lima at McKinley High. Rachel is expected to be back in her hometown to reboot the New Directions, so it will be interesting to see how her nemesis fits in. And don’t think we’re not holding out for some Brittana scenes, Ryan Murphy!

On a personal level, Naya’s had a pretty amazing summer. After calling off her engagement to rapper Big Sean back in April, Naya surprised everyone — even her Glee co-stars! — when she married actor Ryan Dorsey in a secret wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19. Looks like she’ll have plenty to talk about when filming starts up again soon!

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