Though Big Sean had previously shown his support for Rivera by “liking” tweets that contained hopeful messages and prayers for her safe return—including one from Ben Baller that read, “Prayers out to Naya Rivera. I hope she is ok,”—the rapper’s post marked his first comment on her tragic death.
Rivera and Big Sean—Sean Michael Leonard Anderson—first met on Twitter, and he was later featured on her debut single, “Sorry.” The two began dating in 2013, and got engaged later that year. However, the couple split six months after making the announcement.
Like Big Sean, Rivera’s fans, friends and co-stars first took to social media with positive sentiments amid the search for her, but their messages have since turned mournful.