Naya Rivera’s ex-husband on her passing: ‘It's just a nightmare’

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Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey. (Photo: Getty Images)
Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey. (Photo: Getty Images)

Actor Ryan Dorsey (36) is struggling to comes to terms with the death of his ex-wife, actress Naya Rivera (33).

The Glee star had gone missing during a boat trip with their son, Josey (4), on Lake Piru in California on 8 July. After a five-day search her body was found on 13 July and her death was declared an accidental drowning. Her family are still coming to terms with the loss, PEOPLE reports.

“Ryan has barely slept,” an insider revealed.

“It’s just a nightmare. Although he wasn’t with Naya [anymore], it’s Josey’s mom. Josey needs his mom.”

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Ryan and Naya tied the knot in 2014. She filed for divorce in 2016 but the couple reconciled only to finally divorce in 2018, according to the Daily Mail.

“Ryan can’t imagine raising Josey without Naya. It’s the most devastating situation,” the source added.

Naya’s family also broke their silence just a day after her body was recovered, Pop Culture reports.  

“While we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend, we’re blessed to honour her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit,” the family shared.

“Naya was an amazing talent, but an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister. Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

Sources: People, Pop Culture, Daily Mail

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