An emotional Ryan Dorsey has addressed the “absurd narratives” circulating in regards to the nature of his relationship together with his late ex-wife Naya Rivera’s sister, Nickayla Rivera.
After stories got here out that Dorsey and Nickayala had moved in collectively whereas caring for Dorsey and Naya’s younger son, Josey — which Dorsey stated led to hateful on-line messages and even dying needs — Dorsey posted a 12-minute video on Instagram defending the dwelling preparations and explaining the necessity for household within the wake of Naya’s tragic death this summer.
“[Josey] requested me if Titi can reside with us. ‘I need Titi to reside with us eternally,’ as a result of she’s now the closest factor that he has to a mother,” Dorsey stated within the video posted late Tuesday. “Since you’re going to want all of the assist you get as a single guardian, making an attempt to construct your profession, and navigate this catastrophe together with your youngster. You take care of it each hour of on daily basis for 80-plus days now.”
Dorsey, who was married to “Glee” star Rivera from 2014 to 2018, stated he’s grateful to have Nickayla and different household aiding him and 5-year-old Josey by this tough time, irrespective of the skin noise piping in.
“And to need to let him get what he desires, what he asks for, and what he wants proper now, which is his household. Although if you recognize it’s momentary. It’s not eternally it’s a short lived state of affairs,” Dorsey stated. “In any case he’s needed to undergo, how might you deny him that? And due to what? What some strangers would possibly suppose or say, or spew some hatred based mostly on some ill-advised, illogical misinformed tabloid. It’s unhappy. It truly is.”
“To have a younger lady who’s his blood as Titi, who’s prepared to place her life on maintain and sacrifice issues, uproot her state of affairs for the betterment of your youngster, so if you put your youngster to mattress, you don’t at all times need to be alone together with your ideas,” he continued.
Dorsey additionally condemned media retailers for “creating such absurd narratives, making an attempt to create false realities speaking about relationships.”
“I wasn’t even going to talk on any of this, however really feel like my head is filled with so many issues proper now that the very last thing I need operating by my head is that this bulls–t,” he stated.
Earlier on Tuesday, Nickayla spoke out in defense of Dorsey on social media.
“Within the darkest time of my life, the one factor that’s vital is my pals & household,” she wrote on her Instagram story. “Exhibiting up for my nephew regardless that I can’t present up for myself.”
In July, Rivera drowned throughout a boating journey with Josey at Lake Piru in California. She was 33 years previous.