Morris and Rivera acted opposite each other on “Glee” as best friends-turned-girlfriends Brittany and Santana, whose relationship played a landmark role in LBGTQ+ representation in television.
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The post features four photos of Rivera’s son, Josey, playing with Morris’ two children, Owen and Elijah. In the caption, Morris remembers her and Rivera’s “most beautiful friendship,” sharing several sweet memories from over the years.
“We started out as the closest friends and then like all new things, we went through a bit of a rocky phase. However, we stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding,” Morris wrote. “The last I had the chance to see you in person, I had left oranges outside our home for you to take. I wanted to say hi through the window but my phone didn’t ring when you called (which it never does, f—ing T-Mobile), so instead you and Josey left two succulents on our doorstep as a thank you. I planted those succulents and I look at them everyday and think of you.”
Morris lamented the fact that the world won’t get to hear more of Rivera’s music, and wrote that the two had planned to spend every Easter together.
“I still listen to your EP on repeat because from the moment I heard it, it struck me and I always wished the world knew more of your voice. You sent me over 5 dozen SnapChat videos when you and Josey woke up in the morning and I kick myself that I didn’t save one of them. You always shared recipes and I admired your love for food. We vowed to spend every Easter together, even though Covid stole this last one from us,” Morris said. “You are and always will be the strongest and most resilient human being I know, and I vowed to carry that with me as I continue to live my life.”
Although Morris said Rivera taught her many lessons, the most important one came out of their friendship.
“You constantly taught me lessons about grief, about beauty and poise, about being strong, resilient and about not giving a f— (but still somehow respectful),” Morris wrote. “Yet, the utmost important lesson I learned most of all from you was being a consistent and loving friend. You were the first to check in, the first to ask questions, the first to listen..you cherished our friendship and I never took that for granted.”
Morris concluded by explaining her reasoning behind posting a photo of her and Rivera’s children as opposed to one of them – because it reminds Morris of their connection.
“We never took photos together because we mutually hated taking pictures…our relationship meant more than proof. I have countless pictures of our babies playing, because we shared that kind of pride and joy,” Morris said. “So I’m showing the world a photo of our little goof balls for you, because I know that meant more than anything and they remind me of you and I. I speak to you everyday because I know you’re still with me and even though I’m feeling greedy that we don’t get more time together, I cherish every moment we had and hold it close to my heart.”
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