Glee star Heather Morris honours Brittany and Santana relationship after Naya Rivera death

Louise McCreesh
·3 min read
Photo credit: Eddy Chen - Fox
Photo credit: Eddy Chen - Fox

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Glee star Heather Morris has honoured Brittany and Santana's relationship following the tragic death of Naya Rivera.

The actress passed away during a boating accident in California last month, leading to an outpouring of tributes from her former cast mates, the creators of Glee and family members.

Having previously paid her own touching tribute to Naya, Heather posted a three minute-video to Instagram on Monday (August 10), during which she honoured the LGBTQ+ relationship of her and Naya's characters Brittany and Santana – in a storyline which was truly groundbreaking when it aired.

"I have been feeling really heavy lately, I've felt this kind of aching in my heart to connect with my fans," Heather said.

Photo credit: Eddy Chen - Fox
Photo credit: Eddy Chen - Fox

"To connect with everybody who's being feeling a little lost and a little confused during this time. I don't need to explain what the importance of Santana and Brittany's relationship was to all you of who are watching because most of you felt like it was your gateway into your current life.

"Most of you felt it was an inspiration to become your best self and I want you to know that was never lost on me. It was never lost on Naya. We both knew how special that was. I think she knew a little bit more than I did. I really felt it a lot later with all the messages and all the people reaching out, and I knew the writers also knew that as well."

In tears, Heather added: "I felt a really deep need to connect to all of you right now because I just know how important our relationship was to you all and I know a lot of you feel very lost and very far away from what happened – maybe a little bit confused and that's completely normal – but I feel like I owed it to you guys because I think the fans were such a huge impact on our storyline.

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"I want to thank you all for being such advocates and so supportive of seeing Santana and Brittany's relationship. Because without you guys, it never would have existed. You guys helped create something for the writers and for Naya and I that made an impact that will last for a lifetime. And beyond that."

She added: "I want to thank all the fans for your love and support and want you to know that we are all here with you, that grief looks different on everybody. And I want you to be gentle and kind to yourself during this time."

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