Naya Rivera's Ex Ryan Dorsey Praises "Sturdy" Son Josey

Naya Rivera's life and legacy continues to be celebrated.

On Jan. 12, what would've been the late actress' 35th birthday, her ex husband Ryan Dorsey opened up in regards to the highs and lows of grief, following her premature passing.

"A minimum of as soon as a day I discover myself shaking my head, prefer it's nonetheless unbelievable, so surreal that she's gone," he wrote in a press release to People. "It is arduous to jot down this, tears popping out my eyes. Unf--king actual."

However with the tears come moments of happiness, particularly when he appears at their 6-year-old son Josey.

"She knew how prepared Josey was to share his issues however she'd be so proud to see how he'll give issues he loves away to pals or donate them," Ryan, who was married to Naya from 2014 to 2018, shared. "He has this distinctive literal laugh-out-LOUD cackle of chortle when he is watching TV that is sort of obnoxiously endearing like hers was, however his much more so. Irrespective of your temper, it could make anybody smile in the event you heard it."

Maybe not making her smile as large? Her age. As he jokingly mentioned of the Glee alum, she'd be "freaking out" about turning 35: "I might virtually hear her: 'OMG, I am virtually 40!' " he joked. 

Ryan additionally took to Instagram to honor Naya's birthday by sharing a black-and-white photograph of the actress smiling and their son.

"You'd've been XXXV," he captioned the pic, together with what seems to be a poem. "Capable of lastly take a look at a pair movies as we speak, I suppose you possibly can say I am doing higher…however higher is only a higher phrase for without end unhappy, this s**t is unbelievable without end."

Instagram / Ryan Dorsey

Again in July 2020, Naya passed away following a daytime boating journey on L.A.'s Lake Piru with Josey, who was simply four on the time.

After they didn't return, authorities discovered Josey on the boat alone sporting a life jacket. Naya's body was found within the lake 5 days later by a search-and-rescue crew.

Investigators say that Josey instructed them he and his mother jumped within the water after counting to a few. A police report, obtained by E! News, states, "shortly after they jumped within the water, the decedent instructed Josey to get again on the boat. She helped him onto the boat and he then heard the decedent yell 'assist' and she or he put her arm within the air. She then disappeared into the water."

Naya's explanation for dying was later dominated a drowning, as confirmed by the Ventura County Medical Examiner, and the way of dying was an accident. 

Joe Scarnici/Getty Photographs for March Of Dimes

This previous summer season, following the primary anniversary of her dying, Ryan paid tribute to his ex with touching words about their son in a Instagram submit.

"A 12 months in the past we laid you to relaxation," he wrote on July 24. "I nonetheless cannot imagine it…Our boy has grown a lot. He is such an explorer, so inquisitive. He is candy, so humorous, and his chortle all the time lights up the room."

"He is an intuitive soul to say the least," he continued. To know him is to like him, everybody that meets him is all the time smiling."

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