In 2014, rumors began swirling that about an alleged feud between costars Naya Rivera and Lea Michele
Appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday, Rivera, 32, responded to a fan’s question about whether she had spoken to her former Glee costar after liking a photo of Michele’s engagement ring on Instagram last year.
“I did not speak to her,” Rivera said. “But I mean, everyone sees Instagram, right?”
“So that was kind of like a white flag, right?” host Andy Cohen asked.
“I don’t think there was any beef,” Rivera replied, before complimenting Michele’s four-carat ring from fiancé Zandy Reich: “It’s a good ring.”
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In 2014, rumors began swirling that about an alleged feud between Rivera and Michele, 32, on the set of the hit Fox show. Series creator Ryan Murphy eventually spoke out about the gossip.
“I don’t think there is a story between Naya and Lea,” he said. “Naya’s coming back next year, Lea’s coming back next year — anybody ever in that cast has an open invitation to come back and finish the character they so beautifully started.”
Rivera addressed her relationship with Michele in her 2016 memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up.
“One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up. We are both strong willed and competitive — not just with each other but with everyone — and that’s not a good mixture,” Rivera wrote. “As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn’t like sharing the spotlight.”
Rivera, who called Michele “sensitive,” noted that while they “weren’t the best of friends,” the “rumors of our ‘feud’ were blown out of proportion.”
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen airs Sunday-Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Bravo.