'Glee' star Heather Morris was 'mortified' after nude photo leak: What really happened and where is she now?
One incident can wreck your life and that seems to be the case for 'Glee' actress Heather Morris. The actress who is known for playing Brittany S Pierce in the Fox musical comedy-drama recently shed light on the nude photo leak controversy.
Back in 2012, the 33-year-old was one of the many celebrities whose private account was hacked and her photos were leaked on the internet. She took to Instagram to speak her heart out on the issue. Alongside a bikini selfie, she wrote in a new Instagram post, "Okay so over 10 years ago, some of the nude photos were leaked of me and many other actresses in the industry."
She added, "To say I was MORTIFIED is an understatement; my body was and still is part of my job and I felt like I couldn’t even walk around my workplace thinking that everyone had seen every single piece of me (a couple of snide comments from co-stars game my way which didn’t help)."
The incident left her scarred and affected her career. "Shortly after that faded away into the abyss, I had two kids and became a mom, so till this day, I’ve been VERY sacred about how I display myself and definitely still don’t even feel 💯 % comfortable in anything riskay," she continued.
However, she said that she now feels the "best" she has ever felt. "But, to add no pressure to feeling like I need to be a twig or a certain weigh/shape/size (it’s honestly a concept I’ve come to terms with that my body is beautiful regardless)… recently I began the @barrys 30-day challenge and I just want to say that during this quarantine I feel the best I’ve ever felt in over a decade."
“Its a f****ing challenge and a tough one at that, but I just want to say... let’s not anyone feel ashamed of who we are and just go kick some a** when we want to and feel good about ourselves, okay!!? I’m done…" Heather concluded.
Fans came out in her support. "I have emailed the site that leaked your nudes so many times asking to take them down but I’m so so happy you have finally become happy in yourself because you deserve happiness your body is perfect the way it is. You're beautiful," one said.
Another wrote, "You’re a legend and should feel proud of yourself." Another posted, "Whoever leaked them should be dealt with and you're amazing for dealing with all the stuff you've got though because of that, keep going hemo."
So, what happened to her career after that incident and where is she now? While the actress quit 'Glee' in 2013, she came back for the 100th episode and the final episode of the show's fifth season. She was also seen in five episodes in the show's sixth and final season. She married Taylor Hubbell in 2015 and gave birth to two sons, Elijah 'Eli' Beckwith and Owen Bartlett.
In 2017, she was seen in 'Dancing with the Stars' but was criticized for having professional dancing skills and was eliminated in the sixth week. She was a part of shows like 'I.R.L.', 'The Troupe' and even played a part in a short movie named 'Dance with a Demon'. Apart from the roles, the actress has focused on her family life and now that she is back in her best spirit, we may soon see her in a new film or TV show.