Ryan Dorsey Reflects on 2nd Holiday Season Without Naya Rivera


Ryan Dorsey and Naya Rivera.
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Still lacking somebody. As the vacation season ramps up, Ryan Dorsey shared an emotional put up about his second year with out his late ex-wife, Naya Rivera.

“Some days are easier than others,” the Big Sky actor, 38, wrote through his Instagram Stories on Thursday, December 2. “But it’s okay to cry when you need to … every time a family member or a friend loses family it resonates with me more than ever.”

The West Virginia native and the previous Glee star, who died in July 2020 at age 33, have been married from 2014 to 2018. In September 2015, Rivera gave delivery to the couple’s son, Josey, now 6.

“It’s always hard as the holidays come closer,” Dorsey continued on Thursday. “The reality hits that much harder … the elephant that used to be in the room isn’t going to be in the room. I don’t know if that makes sense for you, but c’est la vie. Be grateful for the time you still have with those you love.”

In a second put up on his Instagram feed, the Justified alum inspired followers to donate to Alexandria House, a transitional dwelling for girls and kids in Los Angeles, in honor of Rivera’s reminiscence. “If ya have a buck or two, I know she would love it if you could help the kids and the people who may be less fortunate than you or I,” he wrote alongside a photograph of the actress. “Tell your people you love ’em!”

Though the duo weren’t collectively on the time of Rivera’s loss of life, Dorsey has been open about how tough it’s to boost Josey with out his mom.

“A year ago we laid you to rest,” the Ray Donovan veteran wrote through Instagram on July 24. “I still can’t believe it. The year has flown by, so fast that it doesn’t seem like it’s been a year at all. Our boy has grown so much. He’s such an explorer, so inquisitive. He’s sweet, so funny, and his laugh always lights up the room.”

Rivera died on July 8, 2020, after drowning throughout a boating journey. The Sorry Not Sorry writer was declared lacking after Josey was discovered alone on a ship they rented in Lake Piru, California. After a five-day search, authorities recovered her physique from the lake.

Four months after her loss of life, Dorsey filed a wrongful loss of life lawsuit on behalf of Josey. In the criticism obtained by Us Weekly, the actor alleged that his ex-wife’s loss of life was preventable and the rental boat didn’t adjust to U.S. Coast Guard security requirements.

The paperwork additionally referenced Lake Piru’s “deadly history,” noting that “more than two dozen people have drowned” there since 1959.

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