Cory Monteith Helped 'Find' Naya Rivera, Says 'Glee' Star Kevin McHale

Written by on July 14, 2020

“Glee” star Kevin McHale believes his late co-stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith shared a connection in life and dying. 

The solid of the beloved musical comedy collection was left reeling when Rivera’s physique was discovered on Monday following a seek for the star, who went lacking final week throughout a lake journey in Southern California together with her younger son. 

The restoration of Rivera’s physique simply occurred to fall on the seventh anniversary of Monteith’s dying. And that, in McHale’s eyes, is not any coincidence. 

“I’m not non secular by any means, however you’d be hard-pressed to persuade me that Cory didn’t assist discover our woman at present,” McHale wrote on Twitter Monday alongside an outdated video of the Rivera and Monteith signing autographs for followers. “These 2, in some ways, have been the female and male variations of each other.”

He added that they have been each “so good, cared deeply, have been stupidly gifted, probably the most enjoyable, and actually actually good folks.”

The seek for Rivera, 33, got here to a grim finish when she was confirmed lifeless by authorities at Lake Piru in Ventura County.

After talking with Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey, who was discovered alone in a ship on Wednesday together with his life jacket on, police mentioned that he described how his mother “boosted him on to the deck from behind” after they swam within the lake collectively. 

He instructed authorities that he “appeared again and noticed her disappear below the floor of the water.”

Monteith, who performed quarterback Finn Hudson on the Fox collection, died in 2013 from an unintended overdose following a battle with drug habit. He was 31.

On the time, Rivera, who developed a detailed friendship with the actor behind the scenes, paid tribute to Monteith, who she mentioned “was and at all times might be part of my family and an excellent good friend.

“He was a particular a part of this world and can without end be missed,” she mentioned. 

Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith in a Season 2 episode of "Glee."

Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith in a Season 2 episode of “Glee.”

In a separate tweet memorializing Rivera, McHale mirrored on how the 2 leaned on one another within the wake of Monteith’s dying, noting that they have been each in London when the information broke. 

“We have been so distant, however I used to be so grateful that we had one another,” McHale wrote, including that he and Rivera simply final week “have been speaking about operating away” to Hawaii. “This doesn’t make sense. And I do know it in all probability by no means will.”

McHale referred to as Rivera “probably the most gifted particular person” he’s ever identified, citing her means to memorize strains in a flash and her professionalism on set. 

“In the event you have been lucky sufficient to have identified her, you’ll know that her most pure expertise of all was being a mom,” he continued. “The way in which that she beloved her boy, it was actually Naya at her most peaceable. I’m grateful that Naya bought that lovely little boy” again on the boat.

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