Actor Ryan Dorsey made a long explanation video for fans after word got out that his late ex-wife Naya Rivera‘s sister Nickayla was now living with him. The Glee star tragically drowned in July while on a boating trip on SoCal’s Lake Piru with the former couple’s now five-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey. That left the confused little boy without a mother after he watched her go underneath the water while yelling for help. As a result, Josey wanted his aunt to come live with him and his dad, since he is still missing his mother so much and Nickayla is the closest thing he has to a mom now.
Ryan titled the 12 minute Sept. 29 Instagram video “Its not always black and white.” In it, he explained that, “I can’t believe this is real life and I am about to address any of this nonsense.” He revealed how he hadn’t been on social media since mid-July and that, “It’s been brought to my attention that there’s a lot of people who have a lot to say and opinions on a family’s tragic situation. There’s people making judgements, making assumptions, they’re sending terrible messages wishing death upon strangers who they truly know next to zero about.”
He then went on to discuss how Josey is handling the absence of his beloved mom and wanted Nickayla — who he calls “Titi” — to live with them. “And then he asks me if Titi can live with us. ‘I want Titi to live with us forever,’ because she’s now the closest thing that he has to a mom, because you’re gonna need all the help you can get as a single parent, trying to build your career and navigate this disaster with your child and you deal with it every hour of every day for 80-plus days now,” Ryan explained.