Naya Rivera was remembered and celebrated by her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey and sister Nickayla Rivera on what would have been her 34th birthday.
The Glee actress, who would have turned 34 on Tuesday, tragically died in July after accidentally drowning in Lake Piru during a boating trip with her son Josey.
Ryan, who was married to the actress for four years until 2018, shared a sweet black and white photo of them together with Josey sleeping on Naya’s chest.
Alongside the image, Ryan wrote: ‘Just as surreal as it is real that you’re gone. If that makes sense, but none of this still makes any sense…34..I could just hear you saying “Ah, I’m old AF now!” Ha…Rest easy old lady…❤️ ? ???❤️.’
Naya’s close friend and Glee co-star Heather Morris commented: ‘Love you both so much.’
The late TV star’s younger sister Nickayla also wrote in her own post: ‘Happy birthday naya,
thank you for choosing me to be your little sis. I love you, forever & always. ?.’
The model shared videos of her blowing out a candle in her sister’s memory, while also revealing how the family marked Naya’s birthday with large silver helium heart-shaped balloons.
Naya’s fellow Glee cast members posted their own tributes with Heather writing on Instagram: ‘Happy Birthday my angel. I can’t write a sappy monologue because it’s just too hard…but I love you and I can’t describe how much I miss you.’
Amber Riley said: ‘A little update Naya, earth is really ghetto now!!! Still, I miss you so very much and I wish you were here.
‘There hasn’t been a day where you don’t cross my mind, and when you do, I take a moment of silence to remember all the beautiful moments we got to spend together.
I’m listening to Amy Winehouse, sippin wine, and eating a very fancy charcuterie in your honour today (don’t worry, I’m checking on mum). Happy Heavenly Birthday Angel.’
Chris Colfer, who starred as Kurt Hummel, shared a sweet picture of himself and Naya in character on the Glee set and posted: ‘Happy birthday, babe. Miss you. ❤️’
Naya had rented a pontoon boat with son Josey at Lake Piru in July. He was discovered alone on the boat and a search and rescue operation was launched to find Naya, with her family and ex-husband Ryan Dorsey pictured at the site as efforts got underway.
Her body was recovered days later and Naya’s death was later confirmed as accidental drowning.
Credit: Original article published here.