This previous July 8 marked one yr since Glee star Naya Rivera tragically drowned on the age of 33 whereas out on a small boat together with her then four-year-old son Josey at Lake Piru in Venturna Nation in Southern California.
Now, 16-days later, Rivera’s ex-husband and father to their son, Ryan Dorsey, is remembering her life, legacy and dying once more, on the one-year anniversary of her memorial and funeral.
‘Right this moment…A yr in the past we laid you to relaxation. I nonetheless cannot consider it. The yr has flown by, so quick that it doesn’t look like it’s been a yr in any respect,’ the actor, 37, started within the caption of an Instagram put up displaying Josey as a child and extra not too long ago as a virtually six-year-old boy.
Heartfelt: Actor Ryan Dorsey, 37, pays tribute to ex-wife Naya Rivera on the one-year anniversary that she was laid to relaxation following her tragic drowning in July 2020
Dorsey proceeded to take trip to offer an replace on how Josey has modified within the yr since his mom tragically died.
‘Our boy has grown a lot. He is such an explorer, so inquisitive. He is candy, so humorous, and his chortle at all times lights up the room.
‘He is an intuitive soul to say the least. To know him is to like him, everybody that meets him is at all times smiling. He is doing okay. He’s such a resilient robust child,’ the Justified star gushed.
The heartstrings get pulled even tighter when Dorsey reveals that Josey misses his mother ‘however is aware of he’ll see you once more, and the invisible string is one thing that is helped us out throughout this ever-evolving transition of your time with us on earth that was unfairly & for causes we’ll by no means perceive minimize quick…too quickly…’
Glowing phrases of adoration: Dorsey gave an replace on his soon-to-be six-year-old son Josey, whom he shared with Rivera
The actor went to to disclose that July will at all times be ‘an odd and tough month’ transferring ahead, however that he hopes these future years will nonetheless be plentiful.
He additionally famous that it has been arduous taking a look at any pictures or any sort of protection about his ex-wife, however he expects that can change over time.
‘Because the years go by power might be on my aspect as I’ll share the recollections with what’s the brightest star of your legacy left on this earth, our stunning son, Josey.’ he wrote.
Dorsey additionally referenced the Instagram collage picture of the late star and their son, which included a snapshot of Josey giving a thumbs up and flashing a large smile.
‘The thumbs up…solely appeared proper. I keep in mind the primary time he did it again to you. At jujitsu, you gave him a thumbs up and he returned the gesture…it was so candy.’
Heartbreaking: Dorsey directed his preliminary phrases of the put up to Rivera, writing, ‘Our boy has grown a lot. He is such an explorer, so inquisitive. He is candy, so humorous, and his chortle at all times lights up the room’; mother and son are pictured simply over three months earlier than her dying
Relaxation assured: ‘Fly excessive, Relaxation In Peace, figuring out he is doing okay…he is being raised proper, and he is acquired a number of household and folks round him that love him, and also you,’ the proud father wrote to his late ex-wife; mother and son are pictured in a loving embrace in September 2019
‘Possibly it is foolish and does not make sense to be doing this on IG and placing this on the market, however so is that this entire factor. So there’s that…,’ Dorsey defined.
The West Virginia native then directed his ideas and phrases again to Rivera.
‘Fly excessive, Relaxation In Peace, figuring out he is doing okay…he is being raised proper, and he is acquired a number of household and folks round him that love him, and also you.’
He ended by making an attempt to attach with anybody who has ever misplaced somebody near them of their lives, and the way there’s ‘probably not any phrases that make it higher…we all know some days are higher than others…however know our hearts and vitality are with you. We preserve going, as a result of that is all we are able to do whereas being as robust as we may be.’
Single dad: Dorsey was granted sole custody of their boy after his mom’s dying
Rivera, who performed Santana Lopez for all six seasons of Glee, tragically drowned on July 8 whereas swimming together with her son Josey at Lake Piru, which is close to Santa Clarita, California.
It is believed that she had jumped into the water to assist Josey again onto their small rental boat however could not make it again herself.
Her little boy was discovered alone within the boat that night with no signal of his mom.
Rivera’s physique was subsequently found on the lake on July 13, after a five-day search, and authorities with the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Workplace ultimately deemed the reason for dying as an unintended drowning.
Tragic: Rivera drowned on July 8 whereas swimming together with her son Josey at Lake Piru, which is close to Santa Clarita, California; her physique was discovered 5 days later on the lake
Dorsey met Rivera again in 2010, and so they briefly dated.
The actress would reveal in a 2016 memoir that she had an abortion in 2010, shortly after splitting from Dorsey, because of her skyrocketing profession within the wake of her profitable position on Glee.
Rivera and Dorsey acquired collectively once more and have been married in July 2014.
By 2016 she had filed for divorce, solely to name off the separation a couple of yr later.
They might end up divorcing in June 2018, and comply with share joint custody of Josey.
Dorsey was granted sole custody of their boy after his mom’s dying.
Breakout position; Rivera performed Santana Lopez for all six seasons of Glee (2009-2015); she’s pictured with co-star Lea Michele in 2012