Naya Rivera is being remembered by her younger sister, Nickayla, 25, just two and a half weeks after her tragic passing from an accidental drowning at the age of 33. The grieving sibling shared a black and white photo of her and the Glee star from when they were younger and added a sweet and devastating message to it that gave her followers a glimpse into her grief. “Sister, There are no words to describe my love for you. Side by side or miles apart, our connection is infinite. Our bond is unbreakable,” she wrote alongside the pic, which showed a smiling young Naya holding onto her little sister who was giving her a kiss on the cheek.
“We were complete opposites, yet simultaneously the same,” she continued. “The yin to my yang. I never knew that by losing you, I would find so much of you in myself. I’ve never known a life without you in it & still can’t imagine it. My world is turned upside down. But through it all, everything we were, we are still. I’ll always look at you with the same eyes as I did when I was young.”
“My shmaya, I’ll love you for eternity & miss you every second of my life. 🤍,” she ended the heartbreaking post.
Nickayla’s message to Naya came on the same day Naya’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, 37, who is also the father of her four-year-old son Josey, shared his own message about her loss on Instagram. He added a pic that showed the loving late mother embracing her little boy while sitting outside in the sunlight and wrote about how her death was “unfair” and left a “hole in everyone’s hearts” but vowed that their son will “never forget where he came from.” He also thanked everyone that reached out to him during this difficult time and gave his followers a reminder that “time on Earth is precious” and advised them to “hold loved ones close.”