Heather Morris marked the first anniversary of Naya Rivera’s death by getting a tattoo commemorating her longtime “Glee” co-star and friend.
Morris, who played Brittany S. Pierce on all six seasons of “Glee,” showed the new ink Thursday on Instagram. “Tomorrow is not promised,” reads the tattoo, which is said to have been designed by artist L Garza from Iron & Ink Los Angeles.
In the accompanying caption, Morris praised Rivera as “the brightest star in my eyes” and went on to remark, “I’m so grateful, GOD HANDED and brought us together as best friends, mom friends, stage partners and everything in between . “
“I love you forever, be a girl,” she added.
Rivera disappeared on July 8, 2020 during a boat trip on California’s Lake Piru. Her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, was found alone on the pontoon hours after it was due to return.
The 33-year-old actor’s body was recovered from the lake days later. Doctors checked her death as an accidental drowning.
Morris was among the members of the “Glee” crew, who gathered almost in April to honor Rivera’s legacy at the 2021 GLAAD Media Awards.
Santana came out as a lesbian in a season 3 episode that aired in 2011 and began a relationship with Brittany shortly thereafter. The two women tied the knot in a joint ceremony with gay couples Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer), which aired during the show’s sixth and final season in 2015.
Rivera’s passing was also celebrated on social media this week by “Glee” actors Kevin McHale, Lea Michele and Amber Riley, among others.
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