During a new interview with on SiriusXM with Andy Cohen , the 62-year-old songstress remembered Naya in the best ways.
“Naya was really down to earth and warm and it was a joy to play her mom,” Gloria shared. “She had really amazing singing chops. We were working on music and then she got pregnant. She married and got pregnant. So she got side-tracked in that respect.”
Gloria also opened up about how she reacted when she heard of Naya‘s disappearance and subsequently, drowning: “When I heard what happened, and the baby was on board…deep down inside as a mom you know that she would have never left that baby along unless something happened to her.”
“I hope she is remembered as a wonderful triple threat,” she added. “It’s just such a shame. It broke my heart.”