The report follows rumors that there has been discord between Rivera and Lea Michele on the set. But E! News reports that Rivera not being included in the finale has nothing to do with those rumors. Fox declined to comment.
E! also reports that it is unclear whether Rivera will be back for the show's sixth and final season. A rep for the actress tells TVGuide.com, "Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story."
Questions about Rivera's future on Glee date back to February, when the actress tweeted a cryptic message while filming a scene for the show's 100th episode with her on-screen BFF and love interest, Heather Morris.
On set with Glee shooting a very sweet Brit/Santana scene! #starttogetherendtogether— Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) February 6, 2014
However, a month later Rivera downplayed any uncertainty about her status on the show, and confirmed she was continuing work on Glee. "People just take things, little things, and blow them up," the actress told TVLine.com.
Glee airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Watch the latest episode here.