Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey breaks his silence with heartbreaking tribute following her death


NAYA Rivera’s ex-husband has finally broken his silence over the Glee star’s tragic death.

Ryan Dorsey took to Instagram to share a heartbreaking message in tribute to the mother of his child.

The mom of one “drowned” while “saving” her four-year-old son, Josey, at California’s Lake Piru.

The 33-year-old actress shared Josey ex husband Ryan Dorsey.

He said he would “always love” Naya and was grateful they were brought together to create the “sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for”.

Ryan wrote: “This is so unfair…there’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s hearts. I can’t believe this is life now.

“I don’t know if I’ll ever believe it. You were just here… We were just in the back swimming with Josey the day before.

“Life just isn’t fair. I don’t know what to say…I’m thankful for our times and our journey that brought us together and gave us the sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for.

“I remember sometimes you used to get annoyed at me: “Ryan can you stop snap chatting!” Haha. I’m glad I didn’t listen to you because I have hundreds and probably thousands of snaps and videos that Josey will have forever and know his momma loved him more than life, and how much fun we had together as he was growing up.”

Ryan added: “Life is all about good times and bad times but with Josey it makes the bad a little less so because a part of you will always be with us. “He’ll never forget where he came from. We miss you. We will always love you. Love you Meep. 🖤💔🖤”

The dad-of-one also thanked everyone who had sent their thoughts to him and Josey.

“To everyone that reached out and I haven’t had a chance to or just didn’t get back to you…thank you all for the overwhelming love and support you’ve sent our way,” he wrote.

“I’ll just say in closing, be kind to yourself, be kind to others, forgive…forget…don’t hold grudges….if you have nothing nice to say maybe try not to say anything.

“There’s peace in silence. Time on Earth is precious and you just never know….you never know what could happen.”

Ryan concluded: “Hold your loved ones close, and cherish the times you have with those you care about. ♥️”

Naya was found dead on Monday, July 13, at Lake Piru in California concluding a five-day search.

Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Naya’s identity using dental records.

Speaking at a news conference, Ayub said Naya’s body was found in the northeastern portion of the lake – which is 60 ft deep – and an “empty canyon” of growth.

“We believe she was concealed within some of the shrubbery on the floor bed of the lake,” Ayub said, adding that investigators didn’t believe any foul play was involved.

Josey told police his mother “boosted him onto the deck of their rental boat from behind” before he “saw her disappear under the surface of the water” after they had climbed off the back of the boat and gone swimming.

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said that Naya “must have mustered enough energy to get her son back on the boat, but not enough to save herself.”

Rivera’s autopsy revealed the star drowned and had no signs of drugs or alcohol when she died.

The report confirmed that Naya’s body showed evidence of accidental drowning and her condition was consistent with the time authorities believe she died.

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“There is no indication from the investigation or examination that drugs or alcohol played a role in the decedent’s death, but specimens will be submitted for toxicology testing”, the report said.

Josey was found asleep in his life jacket on their pontoon, but there was no trace of the 33-year-old actress.

Naya and Ryan shared joint custody of Josey and were married from 2014 to 2018.

The actress filed for divorce twice and they finally divorced in 2018.


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