It’s been one year since the “Glee” star Naya Rivera tragically drowned at the age of 33. Her ex Ryan Dorsey, who is the father of her 5 year-old son Josey, took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to her.

“Today…A year ago we laid you to rest. I still can’t believe it. The year has flown by, so fast that it doesn’t seem like it’s been a year at all. Our boy has grown so much. He’s such an explorer, so inquisitive. He’s sweet, so funny, and his laugh always lights up the room,” Dorsey wrote. “He’s an intuitive soul to say the least. To know him is to love him, everyone that meets him is always smiling. He’s doing ok. He’s such a resilient strong kid.”

Dorsey went on to say that Josey misses his mom “but knows he’ll see you again, and the invisible string is something that’s helped us out during this ever-evolving transition of your time with us on earth that was unfairly & for reasons we’ll never understand cut short…too soon…”

Dorsey then said that July will be a “strange and difficult month in the years that are hopefully plentiful in the future.” He also said that he struggles to see any photos of Rivera.

“As the years go by, strength will be on my side as I will share the memories with what is the brightest star of your legacy left on this earth, our beautiful son, Josey,” he wrote. “The thumbs up…only [seemed] right. I remember the first time he did it back to you. At jujitsu, you gave him a thumbs up and he returned the gesture…it was so sweet. Maybe it’s silly and doesn’t make sense to be doing this on IG and putting this out there, but so is this whole thing. So there’s that…”

Dorsey concluded his post with a message for anyone who has gone through a similar loss, writing, “You know there’s not really any words that make it better…we know some days are better than others…but know our hearts and energy are with you. We keep going, because that’s all we can do while being as strong as we can be. 🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

Check out his full post below.


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