Glee star Heather Morris has revealed she had plans to meet up with Naya Rivera this week, in another heartbreaking Instagram post.
The 33-year-old’s body was recovered from Lake Piru in Southern California on Monday, five days after she was declared missing.
Taking to Instagram, Heather told fans she and Naya had scheduled a play date for their sons this week.
Sharing an old photo of them, the actress wrote: “The messages are going to trickle out. But you’re still here with me. And I’m not done remembering your legacy.”
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“You would tell me ‘you look so skinny’ EVERY TIME you saw me and it made me giggle slash I loved it and when I told you how it made me feel…you said ‘well I’d always like to hear that I look skinny so I make sure to make others feel good like that.'”
Heather continued: “We had a play date in the works for this week and I can’t wait for it to be over so I can stop thinking about how I missed our chance to be together.”
“I f***ing loved how you drank martini’s and no one would know you smoked cuz you were a mastermind at hiding it.”
“I’m doing something everyday to honor your strength and it helps me to feel close to you. I love you Nay,” she added.
Naya and Heather played high school cheerleaders turned love interests, Santana and Brittany, on Glee – which ran from 2009 to 2015.
The news comes after Heather recalled her final interaction with Naya, as she paid tribute to the late actress earlier this week.
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We started out as the closest friends and then like all new things, we went through a bit of a rocky phase. However, we stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding. The last I had the chance to see you in person, I had left oranges outside our home for you to take. I wanted to say hi through the window but my phone didn’t ring when you called (which it never does, f*cking T-Mobile), so instead you and Josey left two succulents on our doorstep as a thank you. I planted those succulents and I look at them everyday and think of you. I still listen to your EP on repeat because from the moment I heard it, it struck me and I always wished the world knew more of your voice. You sent me over 5 dozen SnapChat videos when you and Josey woke up in the morning and I kick myself that I didn’t save one of them. You always shared recipes and I admired your love for food. We vowed to spend every Easter together, even though Covid stole this last one from us. You are and always will be the strongest and most resilient human being I know, and I vowed to carry that with me as I continue to live my life. You constantly taught me lessons about grief, about beauty and poise, about being strong, resilient and about not giving a fuck (but still somehow respectful ). Yet, the utmost important lesson I learned most of all from you was being a consistent and loving friend. You were the first to check in, the first to ask questions, the first to listen..you cherished our friendship and I never took that for granted. We never took photos together because we mutually hated taking pictures…our relationship meant more than proof. I have countless pictures of our babies playing, because we shared that kind of pride and joy. So I’m showing the world a photo of our little goof balls for you, because I know that meant more than anything and they remind me of you and I. I speak to you everyday because I know you’re still with me and even though I’m feeling greedy that we don’t get more time together, I cherish every moment we had and hold it close to my heart.
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