Josey Hollis Dorsey; Son Of Naya Rivera & Ryan Dorsey

Josey Dorsey and his late mother, Naya Rivera.
Born NameJosey Hollis Dorsey Rivera
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Zodiac SignVirgo
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityInterracial
Age17th September, 2015
ParentsNaya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey

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Life is unpredictable and full of surprises, both good and bad ones. And, Josey Hollis Dorsey is better known as the celebrity son of Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey.

But, it was the tragic incident he had to encounter at such a fragile age that brought him to high prominence. Here’s what you need to know about the beloved young son of late actress Naya Marie Rivera.

Josey Hollis Dorsey Went Missing On 8th July

Josey Hollis Dorsey alongside his mother Naya Rivera was reported to be missing on the evening of 8th July when the mother-son duo went for boating and swimming at Lake Piru in California.

Josey Dorsey and his mother, Naya Rivera.
Source: Instagram

Luckily, Josey was found safe and sound in the boat by himself at around 5 pm. Unfortunately, his mother who was nowhere to be found on the sight when the rescue team led by other boaters, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spotted the boat.

It took five days to finally recover the body of Naya Rivera with the help of Josey’s description of the last moments he had with his mother. And, according to him, Naya had put her son inside the boat from behind after they swam.

Naya Rivera and Josey Dorsey.
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Sadly, as Josey looked back, he saw his heroic mother disappear into the water to never come back. Naya wasn’t also wearing a life jacket. As per the Sheriff, the Glee actress and her son were probably hit by a current and that Rivera drowned after she was only able to save her son.

Josey Hollis Dorsey: Family, Father & Background

Josey Hollis Dorsey is the only son and child of actress Naya Rivera and her former husband, Ryan Dorsey who remained married for only two years before they finally divorced in 2018. Josey’s parents married in 2014 the same year they met and fell in love but split in 2017.

Josey Dorsey and his father, Ryan Dorsey.
Source: Daily Mail

Josey is half Puerto-Rican, German, and African American from his mother’s side. He is also the nephew of NFL star Mychal Rivera.

Josey’s father, likewise, is an actor known for his prominent role in The Vampire Diaries and Blood Father.

Josey Dorsey’s Mother Bagged A Net Worth Of $5 Million

The mother of Josey Dorsey was one of the most talented actors to have been cast on Glee, the hit teenage musical drama. Rivera played the role of Sanatana Lopez, and needless to say, she garnered thousands of fans from the show.

Not only did Glee bring her to higher stardom, but also made her economic status stronger. Throughout the years, Rivera is assumed to have held an estimated net worth of $5 million which will be inherited to his son, Josey Dorsey, and other family members.

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Besides, Rivera is also known for her performance on The Royal Family, The Bernie Mac Show, Devious Maids, Mad Families, and Family Matters. She is also the recipient PCA, Giffoni Film Festival, and ALMA Awards.

Quick Facts Of Josey Dorsey

  • Grandon of former Puerto-Rican model, Yolanda Rivera, and George Rivera. His paternal grandfather is Arnold Dorsey.
  • Josey highly resembles his father’s face.
  • Also inherited his father’s light hair.
  • The last picture of Josey’s mother on Instagram includes herself and Josey.
  • Was often spotted with his mother on public events.

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