Morris, 33, portrayed the “Glee” cheerleader Brittany Pierce who ultimately obtained married to Rivera’s character, Santana Lopez.
The actress captioned her heartfelt video, “You are not alone.”
“I have done a couple of these already, because it’s really tricky to film yourself and be really honest and talk personally,” Morris started.
The “Dance Room” podcast host continued: “I have been feeling very heavy lately. I’ve been feeling this like aching in my heart to connect with my fans, to connect with everybody who’s been feeling a little lost and confused during this time.”
Rivera’s character growth as a lesbian on the present “Glee” was praised by many followers within the LGBTQ+ group.
“Most of you felt like it was an inspiration to become your best self. I want you to know that that was never lost on me,” Morris stated. “It was never lost on Naya. We both knew how special that was. I think she knew a little bit more than I did.”
She added: “I really felt it a lot later with all the messages and all the people reaching out. and I knew the writers also knew that as well. They were basically writing for the fans.”
Morris then revealed she felt a “deep need” to relay how “important” her relationship to her followers meant.
The podcast host began to interrupt down in tears as she stated, “I know a lot of you feel very lost and very far away from what happened, maybe a bit confused. And that’s completely normal.”
“But I felt like I owed it to you guys because I think the fans were such a huge impact on our storyline and I want to thank you all for being such advocates and so supportive of Santana and Brittany’s relationship, because without you guys it never would have existed,” the “Glee” star stated.
Morris added: “You guys helped create something for the writers and, for Naya and I, that made an impact that will last for a lifetime and beyond then. So I want to thank everyone here watching and I want to thank all the fans for your love and support.”
“I want you to know that we are all here with you, that grief looks different on everybody and I want you to be gentle and kind to yourself during this time. I think many of you may feel very far away and I hope this message will help you feel closer,” she continued. “I really just wanted to connect with you guys and tell you how much I appreciate you and love you.”
The “Glee” alum additionally revealed that it’s helped her “to write a letter to talk to her” as a means with dealing with the lack of Rivera.
Morris together with different “Glee” stars visited Lake Piru throughout the five-day seek for Rivera’s physique after she went lacking following a boating tour together with her son, Josey Dorsey, 4.
Rivera’s physique was recovered from Lake Piru close to Los Angeles, Calif., by authorities on July 5. An post-mortem carried out by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Workplace dominated that her reason behind demise was an unintentional drowning.
She and her son went swimming throughout their tour – he was carrying a life jacket however she wasn’t – and he obtained again into the boat however she didn’t, the Ventura County sheriff’s division stated.
A number of “Glee” stars have since shared tributes in honor of their late co-star Rivera.
FOX Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.