Naya Rivera's ex shares touching tribute to mark Mother's Day 2 weeks ago

Naya Rivera's ex shares touching tribute to mark Mother's Day


Glee star Naya Rivera's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey has paid a touching tribute to the actress for Mother's Days as it approaches her two year anniversary.


Posting snaps of the couple's son, he told followers that he has "regrets" and urged them to spend time with their own mothers and grandmothers while they still can.

Naya sadly died in July 2020 after an accidental drowning when she went missing at Lake Piru in California. She was 33 years old.

Sharing various pictures of Naya and her son Josey, he also posted snaps of the little boy with his grandmother to show how he had spent Mother's Day.

Ryan wrote: "I woke up thinking about so much. Josey with his grandma & me by myself. I don’t text Happy Mothers Day b/c that seems like an insane thing to do considering.


"My mind full of so many thoughts. So many things. So many things to do this Sunday but first thing on the list was to get on with it & head to my least favourite place in the world.


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"I tried to go back to sleep for a little longer as if I could just dream through reality and postpone real life a bit longer. But I just lay there staring up through the air in front of my eyes."


He continued: "Flashes of memories of me as a little boy at his age w/ my mom turned into some gratitude for the years I’ve had & still have, turns into the times my son & I had with his and how they were stopped... I know how this day is going to go. Plenty of time for water works, but not now. I fight it & up I get."

Recalling the little memories he found himself looking back on during the drive, he wrote: "On the way there’s places I pass that bring back times. This is where we took him when he was little that one time…Damn, we had dinner there.

"That’s the street I used to live on when we first met…she used to live there on Magnolia. Flowers sold out where I used to always get them. I’ll just get some on the way…

"I miss my exit as I feel like I didn’t blink for 10 minutes as my mind was wandering with so many flashes. The harder I think about things, it’s harder to believe. Un-f***ing-believable, still that this is reality. That this is our real life and I have to blink hard & shake my head as if to snap out of it & grasp the facts of it all once and for all."


Ryan went on to admit that he had major regrets in his life and now focuses on getting on with the day because that's all he can do.

He said: "Thinking about regrets & how life could be, but how it is. Then I have to go on with my day and…that’s all we can do is go on, go on while we can.

"Hug your mommas and grandmas, and love ‘em while you can. Forgive & forget, if you can. You don’t wanna maybe wish what if you did one day."

Ryan and Naya got married back in 2014, a year before welcoming their son Josey. Naya filed for divorce in 2018 and the couple shared custody of their son until her death in 2020.