Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband, Ryan Dorsey, Has Spoken Out For The First Time Since Her Death: “You Were Just Here”

Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband, Ryan Dorsey, Has Spoken Out For The First Time Since Her Death: “You Were Just Here”

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“There’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s hearts.”

It’s been just under two weeks since Naya Rivera‘s body was recovered after a tragic drowning accident at Lake Piru.


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Fans, co-stars, and her family (via a joint statement), have since shared tributes, memories, and praise for the 33-year-old actor and singer. And yesterday, Naya’s ex-husband and father of her child, Ryan Dorsey, opened up for the first time in a heartbreaking post on Instagram.


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Naya and Ryan, who is also an actor, married in July 2014 and their son, Josey, was born in Sept. 2015. The couple divorced after four years, in 2018.


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Their son, Josey, was with Naya on the boat the day she went missing. Authorities believe that when they went swimming in the lake, the boat began to drift and Naya sacrificed herself to save her son.

“This is so unfair…there’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s hearts,” Ryan began.

“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,” he added, “and [that] gave us the sweetest and kindest, smart little boy we could ever hope for.”

“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,” he continued.

You can read his full message here:


Instagram: Ryan Dorsey

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