Naya Rivera’s son has lived with his father since her tragic death
The tragic boat accident was a great misfortune for her family and friends – but especially for little Josey, who has since lived with his father Ryan Dorsey, 38. What is Naya Rivera’s son doing today, almost two years after her death?
Ryan Dorsey shares a Mother’s Day post
On his Instagram account, Josey’s father, Ryan Dorsey, has posted a series of photos, both new and old, in celebration of this year’s Mother’s Day. In the first picture, Josey can be seen with a big grin in the arms of his grandmother – Ryan’s mother. The resemblance to his late mother is unmistakable. The next recordings are from earlier days and show a happy mom and son team: at Josey’s first birthday, having a fun piggyback ride and reading aloud.
Ryan Dorsey regularly shares pictures with Josey
At the end of the touching photo series you can see a current photo of the now six-year-old, with longer hair and a cute dog by his side. He beams happily into the camera. The little boy can also be seen in other photos on the account with his dad at fun events or together with his grandparents.
Ryan Dorsey on Naya Rivera: ‘Got to be thankful’
Naya Rivera’s death is still incomprehensible to her ex-husband, to whom she was married from 2014 to 2018. The single father writes about the current series of pictures that it would be difficult for him to think of a “Happy Mother’s Day” – too many thoughts would be floating around in his head. That’s why he prefers to let himself fall back into his dreams in order to shut out real life for a little longer.
Numerous things would remind him of Naya – places they played together with Josey or restaurants where they ate together as a family. Almost every corner in Los Angeles is filled with memories that hurt every time because it’s over forever: “When I turn onto Forest Lawn Drive in LA, I always remember the last two summers without you. But for them Memories before that I have to be thankful for and for our son.”
Naya Rivera died in tragic circumstances
The actress, best known as Santana Lopez on the TV series ‘Glee’ from 2009 to 2015, rented a boat for herself and her son on July 8, 2020. Her father had warned her not to go into the water because it was so stormy. When the return was overdue, the landlord began looking for her. When Naya’s son was found, he was wearing a life jacket and wrapped in a towel, officials said at the time. After a large-scale search, the 33-year-old’s body was found on July 13. She had drowned.