Naya Rivera has a new love, as the Glee star has begun dating rapper Big Sean.
The couple was seen hitting up the red carpet at the premiere of 42 this week in Los Angeles, displaying some affection as they laughed in front of the cameras.
Naya Rivera was rumored to be dating Big Sean going all the way back to the beginning of the year, but hadn’t been seen together in public yet. The Glee star was seen attending Big Sean’s birthday party back in March, however.
Rivera is revealing her relationship just as another famous Glee couple is hitting a big of difficulty. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith have been dating a lot longer than Rivera and Big Sean, but look like they have a challenging patch ahead as Cory enters rehab.
Monteith admitted earlier this month that he was struggling with substance abuse, a fight that stretches back to when he was a teenager. Monteith also entered rehab when he was 19.
The rehab stint will put a hitch in the show. Producers said they plan on moving forward with taping the season’s final two episodes without Cory, giving viewers and explanation for why his character Finn is away and not helping with his coaching duties of the high school glee squad.
Rivera plays Santana Lopez on the hit musical show.
The 26-year-old Rivera and 25-year-old Big Sean seemed to be having fun on the red carpet at the 42 premiere, striking some funny poses.
News that Naya Rivera is dating Big Sean isn’t the only happy revelation from the Glee cast. Her co-star and fellow cheerleader at the fictional Ohio high school, Heather Morris, announced this week that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Taylor Hubbell. That’s good news for Heather but could be bad news for Glee fans, as Morris said she may miss some time to have the baby.