Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey shared a touching tribute to the late actress in honor of her 34th birthday.
Dorsey shared a family photo of himself, Rivera, and their son, Josey. In the caption he wrote, “Just as surreal as it is real that you’re gone,” Dorsey wrote. “If that makes sense, but none of this still makes any sense … 34.”
He added, “I could just hear you saying ‘Ah, I’m old AF now!’ Ha … Rest easy old lady …” Dorsey was also spotted visiting Rivera’s grave in L.A. on Tuesday.
Dorsey’s heartfelt birthday message comes six months after the former Glee star passed in an accidental drowning at a California lake in July 2020. Rivera was reported missing on July 8 after taking out a boat for the afternoon with her son. Rivera was pronounced dead five days later after her body was recovered by authorities.
Dorsey has been quite open about his struggles grappling with Rivera’s unexpected passing. Two months after the incident, Dorsey spoke out about his grief and was later photographed with the actress’ sister, Nickayla Rivera, in early September.
At the time he wrote, “I probably lost a little over 20 pounds. I don’t get good sleep. I’m sad every day. I wake up, I go to sleep sad every night, staring at the ceiling. I’m staring at the wall and I think to myself, how lucky I am to, to still have my mom and to have her help out in my life still. And then I think about how he won’t have that same opportunity in his future.”
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