Josey Hollis Dorsey

Celebrity Son (2015)
Wed Dec 09 2020
By   Selena

Josey Hollis Dorsey is an American celebrity kid who came to the limelight since his birth time. He is known as the single son of American popular late actress Naya Rivera and her former husband, Ryan Dorsey, an actor.

Naya received media attention after starring as lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez on Fox's TV series, Glee from 2009 to 2015. But sadly she died of accidental drowning in 2020. Let's talk about Josey's family background in the following sections.

Know About Josey's Personal Life

Hollis Dorsey who have celebrated his 5th birthday in 2019, has been living with his dad, Ryan since her mother's death. Now, the 5 years old is fully concentrated on his arithmetic skills.

Photo: Josey Hollis Dorsey With His Dad, Ryan Dorsey
Source: Instagram@dorseyryan

Today, the proud dad Dorsey, 37, mostly shares lovely pictures of himself and his little boy on his Instagram account. On October 19, the late Glee star's ex shared a sweet snap of his younger son Hollis rocking a new shorter hairstyle saying:" Wanted a cut like his boy Hunter. Oceans 12 meets C-Mac".

Many social media users filled with their admiration for Hollis' new look. Not only him, but Rivera's family has also stepped into helping him to raise the little boy Dosey. Even after Ryan and Naya's spilt, the actor Dorsey was very close to his ex-wife family as Rivera's sister, Nickayla, told on People: "He is beyond grateful".

Now, the model Rivera is living with Ryan and the sources claim that "there is nothing romantic going on between them. As they want to be strong for the shake for the Josey. The source added: " They want him to grow up surrounded by love".

Parents (Naya and Ryan) Were Married Until 2018

The Hollywood unfortunate couple, Ryan and Rivera were in a marital relationship for four years. And they were together for over eight years. 

They first met in 2010 and began dating. After dating briefly, they parted their ways because as Ryan's father said he was a playboy. Six years later, the late actress revealed that she had an abortion in 2010, shortly after splitting from her boyfriend. 

The Wedding Picture Of Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey
Image: The Wedding Picture Of Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey
Source: Pinterest

Luckily, Rivera and Dorsey started a relationship again in 2014.   Finally, the lovebirds exchanged the wedding vows on July 19, 2014, in Dorsey's birthday. The private ceremony was held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the presence of their family members and friends. 

But they did not reveal their wedding or engagement details until July 23. In Feb. 2015, they announced that they were expecting their first child and Josey finally born in 2015.

Rivera and Dorsey's Nasty Divorce

After two years of nuptials, two Grammy Award-winning singer filed a divorce petition from her husband Ryan in 2016. But she called off the spilt after a year in October 2017.

She was arrested and charged with domestic violence against her spouse Ryan after she allegedly hit him in the head during an argument over their baby in late November 2017. But she was released.

She eventually re-applied for divorce in December 2017. They settled their divorce on June 14, 2018, sharing Josey's custody, with all waiving child support rights. But later Dorsey gained sole custody of Josey after Rivera's death.

Rivera's Past Relationship

The bold and beautiful actress Naya had been in a relationship with several famous celebrities in her entire life. At first, she started dating a famous actor Mark Salling in the year 2007. But their off-screen romance was denied by Salling's representative. So they called off their love life in 2010.

Naya Rivera and Ex-Boyfriend, Mark Salling
Photo: Naya Rivera and Ex-Boyfriend, Mark Salling
Source: The Mercury News

She and Douglas Booth were rumoured to be fling together on January 30, 2011. That same year, she was also rumoured to be dating Chord Overstreet. Afterwards, Naya had a relationship with TV show Glee's writer, Matthew Hodgson

The former pair were together for around two years from April 2011 until April 2013. Then she started dating one of the famous rappers Big Sean in February 2013. They first met via Twitter. 

Naya Rivera With Her Ex-Fiancee, Big Sean
Image: Naya Rivera With Her Ex-Fiancee, Big Sean 
Source: E Online

And they became engaged in October 2013 but they called off the engagement in April 2014 after being together for a year. She furthermore had a love affair with actor David Spade for bout three months until June 2017.

Mother, Naya's Tragic Death in 2020

One of the successful actress Naya Rivera is no more with us. After her son, Josey was found alone during Rivera's rented boat at Lake Piru on July 8, 2020, she was declared a missing person.

In the boat, the baby child was found asleep. He wore a life jacket, but his mother didn't. The boy told the police that she had forced him back into the boat, but that she was unable to get back on board and then disappeared underwater.

Actress, Naya Rivera "The cause of death is drowning, the California officials say
Caption: Actress, Naya Rivera "The cause of death is drowning, the California officials say
Source: Page Six

"She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself," Ayub said. Her body was finally found floating in the northeast region of the lake after six days of searching. 

On July 14, medical examiners in Ventura County confirmed that the cause of death was an accidental drowning. And no signs of damage or intoxication occurred. Following a private funeral on July 24, 2020, she was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. She was a mere 33.

The Impressive Net Worth

His late mother, Naya Rivera, born as Naya Marie Rivera had an impressive net worth of $5 Million at the time of her death in early 2020. She had accumulated her fortune throughout her three decades of acting, singing and modelling career.

She first became worldwide famous after playing the character of Santana Lopez on musical comedy-drama TV series, Glee that aired on the Fox. In the show, actor Alex Newell also made an apperances as a singer. Her other acting credits include Family Matters, Baywatch, Smart Guy, The Bernie Mac Show, and CSI: Miami.

Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez on Glee
Photograph: Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez on Glee
Source: Vulture

Just like his mother, Josey's father Ryan Dorsey, born as Ryan Keith Dorsey is a well-known actor. He is famous for playing the role  Dime Bag on Ray Donovan and Earl on Justified. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at $2 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

When Josey Was Born?

Josey Hollis Dorsey was born on September 17, 2015, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is the grandson of Yolanda Previtire, George Rivera, and Arnold Dorsey.

His uncles are Mychal Rivera, Aaron Dorsey and aunty is Nickayla Rivera. So far, he holds American citizenship and is of white ethnicity. 

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