Naya Rivera’s Ex, Ryan Dorsey, Reunites with Son, Had 'No Idea' She Was Taking Him to Lake
Naya Rivera's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey and their son Josey, 4, have reunited after the “Glee” star's disappearance on Lake Piru, in Ventura County, California.
DailyMail.com reports Dorsey was spotted outside Naya's sister Nickayla Rivera's home in Valencia on Thursday. It appeared they ordered Uber Eats before Ryan left with Josey in his arms. The actor covered up in a hat and sunglasses, while Josey clung to him, wearing shorts and a T-shirt.
The father and son left around 1 p.m. to head back to Ryan's home in the L.A. area.
Friends tell the paper that Dorsey had “no idea” she planned to take him to Lake Piru. His housemate, who asked to remain anonymous, added, “Ryan headed up there as soon as their son was found to look after him. He was gone by the time I got home Wednesday.”
He went on, “Naya has been in L.A. working, but I don't know where she has been living. None of us know any more than what is being reported at this time.”
The source continued, “Naya hadn't been in contact with him. She didn't tell him what she was doing. He had no idea… It's a horrible circumstance and we're hoping for the best.”
Ryan and Naya finalized their divorce in 2018 after four years of marriage, and had joint custody of Josey.
Rivera and Josey rented a pontoon boat around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Hours later, Josey was discovered sleeping on board the vessel, and Naya was nowhere to be found.
Now, the 33-year-old is presumed dead and a massive search is underway to find her body.
An insider tells Us Weekly that her mother Yolanda is “praying.”
“Naya's mother is frightened and concerned and has reached out to loved ones late [Wednesday night] to pray for Naya's return,” the source said.
The insider added that her family held a “prayer service” for Naya on Thursday.