In a post shared with her followers on Instagram, NeNe included a number of photos of herself and Naya, who she starred alongside on Glee from 2012 to 2015, including images of the two of them on the set of the Fox series.
In the caption of the slideshow, NeNe told her fans that after learning Naya had disappeared after renting a boat for herself and her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, she was praying for a miracle and hoping to see her former co-star return home to her son.
According to NeNe, she is hurting at the thought of Naya’s death and is determined to hold the memories they shared close to her heart and remember the good times and the laughs they had as they worked together on Glee.
NeNe then encouraged her followers to pray for Naya’s family.
As fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may recall, NeNe took to Instagram and posted a video of herself and Naya appearing alongside one another on the Bravo reality series on Sunday, just hours before her body was discovered on the lake. At the time, NeNe said that she was speaking out after a number of her online audience members asked her why she hadn’t yet spoken out about the late actress.
“I don’t know what to say!” she admitted. “This is so unreal to me and just devastating! I know her family is feeling overwhelmed and helpless. We are all praying this nightmare goes away! We trust you Lord Jesus. Please bring Naya home safe.”
Along with the video, NeNe said that she and Naya had a fun time when they reunited with one another to film for RHOA during its sixth season.
“Here’s a fun video of me and Naya when she did a scene with me season 6 on [The Real Housewives of Atlanta],” she wrote.
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SWIPE: I was praying for a miracle! I wanted you to come home to your baby so bad. This hurts! I will hold the memories close to my heart and remember the good times, the laughs and the way we would cut up on set. Those were fun times! Please pray for Naya’s family????????ripnayarivera #lifeisshort #bigsis
As The Inquisitr previously reported, authorities were able to locate Naya’s body after discovering a text message photograph she had sent of her young son, in which the child was seen posing in a cove. During an interview with Us Weekly, Robert Inglis of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team said that the picture had been sent to one of Naya’s family members.