Former Glee star, Naya Rivera is missing after her four-year-old son was found alone on a boat on Lake Piru, California. Rivera had apparently rented a boat on Wednesday 8 July with her son, who was later seen on his own by another boat passing by. Shortly after this was reported, authorities launched a boat and helicopter search during the afternoon, which will continue at first light on Thursday morning.
Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey, was spotted asleep wearing a life jacket and alone on board the drifting boat, just three hours after they had left the dock. Rivera had tweeted a picture of her and her son together on Tuesday with the caption “just the two of us.”
Rivera began her career as a child actress and model. She appeared in many different TV commercials in the US. At four-year-old, she starred in the Royal Family sitcom. But it was her role as cold-hearted cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee that truly made her a star in the US.
The 33-year-old had been married to actor Ryan Dorsey, the father of their son, but the couple divorced in 2018. She also dated Glee co-star Mark Salling who killed himself after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in 2018.
Just as RIPEllen just started trending on Twitter, the whole world panicked. Is America’s favourite TV host truly dead and buried? Well, take a deep breath, relax, we’ve got some answers for you.
If you thought, like many others, that Ellen DeGeneres had just died because #RIPEllen had been trending on Twitter, don’t panic. DeGeneres is alive and well. You might wonder, then, why the weird rumour?
The reason behind Twitter’s trending RIPEllen actually comes from rumours that recently started about DeGeneres’ talk show potentially getting cancelled. The Ellen Show has been a constant in our life for almost 17 years now, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many talk shows have been struggling, DeGeneres’ programme included. So far, however, nothing has been officially announced yet.
Recent allegations were made against DeGeneres by supposedly former Ellen Show staff members who stated that the host was a bully behind the scenes. This led to her losing some of her popularity among a section of her US audience.
Back in March, DeGeneres announced via Twitter that she would be shooting her show without a studio audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, she posted another tweet on 13 March stating that the show had been suspended until 30 March. Now, since 6 April, DeGeneres has been filming the chat show from the comfort of her own home. It remains unclear when exactly the talk show will be filmed in studios with an actual audience.