Ryan Dorsey has shared a touching new photo of his son Josey, whom he shared with Naya Rivera, adding the finishing touch to their Christmas tree.
Ryan Dorsey, 37, and his son Josey, 5, are in the holiday spirit. The father-son duo were seen decorating their Christmas tree in a sweet new Instagram photo, as they prepared for their first holiday season without Naya Rivera. The Glee star tragically drowned while boating on Lake Piru earlier this year — she was just 33. Her mini-me son was seen putting the finishing touches on the family’s tree, adding a silver star ornament to the beautifully decorated tree.
“#HappyHolidays to all. You, you, and even you, all of ya. Hope you get nothing but happiness,” Ryan captioned his December 5 post, before jokingly adding, “Except you. I’m talking to you, 2020. #f***2020.” The touching photo showed Ryan holding Josey in his arms, while the pair wore matching red Santa hats. It comes just four months after Ryan filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ventura County, on behalf of their son.
Naya and Josey were reported missing on July 8, after taking a rented pontoon boat out on Lake Piru. According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner office’s official autopsy report, Josey was found alone in the boat and “wearing a life vest” by another boater. Naya’s body was not found until five days later, at which time her death was ruled an accidental drowning.
Attorney Sharen H. Ghatan, Esq., the founder of California Legal Counsel told HollywoodLife that Ryan and Josey have a high chance of winning the lawsuit. “Any person, from a dad, to a mom, to a person with no kids, there won’t be anyone who won’t be empathetic. These defendants know that, so they will be very afraid to put this in front of a jury,” she said, explaining the likelihood of Naya’s family receiving a settlement. “They will be able to show videos and proof that this woman was with her child 24/7. She even took this boy with her to set. Look at her, literally on the day she died she’s taking this kid out for a day on the lake. This is not a mom who was negligent; she was a doting mother.”