July 25, 2020
Ryan Dorsey Speaks Out About Ex-Wife Naya Rivera's Death, 'We Will Always Love You'

Actor Ryan Dorsey is speaking out after the tragic death of his ex-wife, Naya Rivera. Rivera died earlier this month in a tragic drowning accident. She and Dorsey had one child together, 4-year-old Josey, according to People.

Dorsey took to Instagram on Saturday, July 25, to share a touching and heartfelt tribute to Rivera. He included a beautiful sunset photo of Rivera holding their son in her arms. She sat on the ground while looking at the child lovingly. Dorsey began his caption by describing just how much shock and disbelief he felt upon hearing the news of her loss and how much he continues to feel this way today.

"This is so unfair...there's not enough words to express the hole left in everyone's hearts. 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," he wrote.

He went on to express his gratitude for the time he did get to spend with Rivera and for the fact that their relationship brought their beloved child into the world. With amusement he recalled how Rivera would at times get annoyed with him because of how many Snapchat photos he was always taking.

Now he's glad he took so many because he has them to look back on, even though she's gone and he can one day show them to his son so he won't ever forget her.

Naya Rivera and Josey smile at the camera.
Getty Images | Gregg DeGuire

Dorsey concluded his caption by speaking to Rivera directly, assuring her that she will always be loved and never forgotten.

"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 wrote.

The actor also included a message to fans, family and friends, thanking them for reaching out with comforting words.

Rivera and Dorsey were married in 2014 and divorced in 2018.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, Rivera went missing after taking a boat out with her son at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. The 4-year-old was found sleeping on the boat but his mother was nowhere in sight.

Her body was recovered from the lake five days after she went missing. Authorities suspect that no foul play was involved and declared that it was a tragic accident.