‘Glee’ Star Naya Rivera Files For Divorce From Ryan Dorsey, Couple Releases Joint Statement

Actress Naya Rivera has pulled the plug on her two-year marriage to fellow actor Ryan Dorsey.

In a joint statement released to online publication Just Jared, the 29-year-old former Glee star and her soon-to-be ex-husband, 33, confirmed news of the split, which had first been reported on by TMZ early Monday afternoon.

“After much consideration, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the couple’s note reads.

“Our priority is and always will be our beautiful son that we share together. We will continue to be great co-parenting partners for him. We ask for respect and privacy for our family during this difficult time.”

According to the TMZ post, Rivera first filed divorce papers late last week, while also requesting primary custody of her and Dorsey’s 1-year-old son, Josey. Counsel for the starlet was said to be in the courtroom during the proceeding, but it is unknown whether or not Naya was also in attendance.

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The duo’s short-lived union began on July 19, 2014, just three months after Rivera parted ways with her former fiance, hip-hop star Sean Anderson, better known to most as Big Sean. After starting a relationship in early 2013, Sean and Naya announced their intent to wed in October of that year.

Just six months into the engagement, however, the two were done and whispers of bad blood, some of which was purportedly touched on in Sean’s biggest hit, “I Don’t F*** With You,” became massive roars in the media.

Seemingly in response to the contentious rumors, Rivera touched on what she believed was the true reason for the end of her relationship with Sean in her 2016 memoir, Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes & Growing Up.

“We’d been fighting for five straight days while he was traveling,” she wrote, as mentioned by the Inquisitr, ” and then on the one day that he was back in L.A., he said he didn’t want to see me. I [go to his house], go downstairs, and guess what little girl is sitting cross-legged on the couch listening to music? It rhymes with ‘Smariana Schmande.'”

Incidentally, Sean and ‘”Smariana Schmande” — or Ariana Grande, if you will — would go on to publicly announce their relationship in October 2014, before parting ways eights months later.

Rivera, meanwhile, rebounded with Dorsey, a lifelong friend, and tied the knot with him on his 31st birthday — July 19, 2014. Consequently, that date also happened to be the one that Naya planned to initially walk down the aisle with Sean. A source connected to the couple shared with Us Weekly that most of her loved ones actually had no idea that things had gotten so serious with Ryan.

“Naya didn’t tell most of her friends that she was marrying Ryan Dorsey, let alone that she was dating him,” the insider spilled.

“The whole thing is a complete surprise.”

Be that as it may, Rivera claimed to People in August of this year that her seemingly speedy courtship with Ryan was actually anything but.

“The media eschewed it into this whole thing,” she explained to the celeb mag, adding that she had actually dated Ryan back in 2010. Following an aborted pregnancy with Dorsey’s child, which she claimed she was forced to do while under contract with Glee, the two split, and Naya ultimately found her way into Big Sean’s arms.

Once news of her break-up with the rapper made its way to Ryan, a well-meaning phone call to console his heartbroken former lover rekindled the spark between the pair.

“It was good to tell our story and put the truth out there,” Rivera said at the time.

“We’ve been married now [for] two years and have a gorgeous son, and it feels good to let everyone know what really happened.”

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