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Gloria Estefan to Play Santana's Mom on 'Glee?'

Gloria Estefan to Play Santana's Mom on 'Glee?'

Glee just keeps coming with the spot-on casting. First, Idina Menzel was cast as Rachel’s (Lea Michele) bio mom and now pop superstar Gloria Estefan is in negations to play Santana’s mother. Santana (Naya Rivera) has had a terrific story arc since admitting --at least to herself –- that she is a lesbian last season.

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Glee just keeps coming with the spot-on casting. First, Idina Menzel was cast as Rachel’s (Lea Michele) bio mom and now pop superstar Gloria Estefan is in negations to play Santana’s mother, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Santana (Naya Rivera) has had a terrific story arc since admitting -- at least to herself –- that she is a lesbian last season. Just this week the episode revolved around Santana coming to terms with being out in light of being forcibly outed.

While McKinley High’s smokin’ lesbian cheerleader made merely a quick mention of her parents being fine with her being gay once she came out, she did suffer rejection from her “Abuelita,” who told her Santana she never wanted to see her again.

Estefan is slated to appear in an episode this January – the same episode in which Ricky Martin plays McKinley’s new Spanish teacher!

A source tells EW that the cast is “really really big fans of hers and we love her music and her husband’s music.” Rumor has it that Estefan will even be performing some of her own music. Here’s hoping for an Estefan / Rivera duet on par with the outstanding numbers Michele and Menzel have performed together.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.