Tahj Mowry remains to be grieving for his teenage love Naya Rivera almost a 12 months after her loss of life. Mowry spoke in regards to the Glee actress in an interview with Glamour when requested about his first celeb crush, sharing that “she was my first the whole lot.”
Mowry and Rivera met whereas engaged on Sensible Man and dated from 2000-2004. In an Instagram tribute to Rivera when she was reported lacking final July, Mowry mentioned that the couple was one another’s first expertise with intimacy and heartbreak.
Mowry advised Glamour, “I feel subconsciously it’s why I by no means actually date like that as a result of … I do know sometime somebody would possibly, nevertheless it’s arduous to measure as much as the kind of lady and lady she was.”
Mowry additionally mentioned that he has been involved with Rivera’s household, and he emphasised that he wished to be respectful of their grief.
“She not too long ago handed away, which was actually, actually tough,” he mentioned. “I’ve a lot respect for her household. I nonetheless am in communication with them, so I simply wish to make sure that I’m respectful of that and what her household goes by way of.”
After a drowning accident last July at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Rivera handed away whereas on a boating journey along with her son Josey Dorsey. BET previously reported that the six-year-old is now being raised by Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, and her sister, Nickayla.
Mowry continued, “As a result of to consider her mom and her ex-husband and her baby and her sister and her brother … the peak of what they went by way of is [what I felt] occasions a thousand. I nearly really feel like I can’t even speak about my emotions as a result of they don’t even measure as much as the ache that they went by way of and are nonetheless going by way of. However, sure, a lot like to her total household — her brother, her sister, her baby, and her ex-husband as nicely.”