Josey Dorsey Wiki – Biography
Josey Dorsey is the son of former “Glee” star Naya Rivera and “Justified” actor Ryan Dorsey. He was found alone Wednesday night on a boat floating in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.
Josey was born on Sept. 17, 2015, in Los Angeles, California, according to Famous Birthdays. Documents obtained by TMZ show that the Glee alum and her former husband gave birth at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Rivera announced her pregnancy on Feb. 24, 2015, on her official Tumblr page, writing, “Surprise! We’re having a baby! Ryan and I feel so blessed and can’t wait to welcome the newest member of our family!”
She also shared two pictures of herself and Dorsey as kids.
Rivera documented her pregnancy on her personal website, including blog posts about her body’s changes and pregnancy tips.
The 4-year-old expressed his desired to be on-screen after watching a song from Glee, Rivera told Us Weekly.
“He had never really seen it — and he goes, ‘Why I am not I on the TV?’” the actress said to the outlet. “I’m like, ‘You weren’t born yet!’ And he’s like, ‘But I wanna be on TV,’ and I was like, ‘Dun, dun, dun!’ … He’s like, ‘OK, I want to do that too.’”
Rivera disclosed to Us that her son “loves to sing, he loves music, he loves to dance and he’s really, really funny.”
The Oakland Raiders “drafted TE Mychal Rivera out of the University of Tennessee in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL Draft,” according to Raiders.com. Heavy confirmed that the athlete is Naya’s younger brother, citing the Oakland Raiders’ article.
The mother of one told PEOPLE Magazine that her son was the inspiration for her gender-neutral kids’ brand, JOJO&IZZY.
“First and foremost, everything I do is for Josey. He’s at the best age! He’s talking so much and [he’s] so cool, kind and sweet,” Rivera said to the magazine.
“Josey inspires me in so many ways that it felt natural to want to create this for him and I,” she added. “Starting this company from the ground up is something I’m really, really proud of. I know that my son is proud of it too. It’s a sweet bond that we share together.”
The Los Angeles-based unisex apparel and accessory company is “inspired by the innocence of youth, and the edginess of fashion,” its website reads.
Josey Dorsey Age
Josey Dorsey is 4th years old.
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Rivera and Dorsey
Rivera and Dorsey got hitched in July 2014, according to Us Weekly, but divorced in June 2018.
“This is a difficult time for everyone in the family especially for Naya and me,” Dorsey tweeted at the time.
Adding, “This isn’t some reality show, this is our life, and I ask that everyone especially ‘the media’ please respect our privacy and treat us/this situation how you would want a loved one to be treated. Perhaps with kindness, respect, without judgment, and as negative a situation like this is, with positivity and love. Thanks.”
— ryan dorsey (@DorseyRyan) November 28, 2017
The former couple reached a 50/50 joint custody agreement in December of that year, Entertainment Tonight reported, citing court documents. Rivera and Dorsey agreed to “consult one another on all major decisions relating to their son’s health, education, and welfare,” the news outlet stated.
ET said court records showed that the parents also divide holidays and vacations equally.
The agreement came after Rivera was arrested in November 2015 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, ET reported. She was charged with domestic battery against Dorsey following a dispute over Dorsey, a Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told ET.
Rivera filed to dismiss her divorce from Dorsey a month prior, ET said. She had initially filed for divorce in November 2016, two years after they married.
“Naya, she’s on the FOX show Glee and she has millions and millions of fans, so some of her fans trickled down to me as the athlete in the family,” Mychal told Raiders.com.
Adding, “They follow me. Also, just Tennessee fans and other football fans just love me as a tight end.”
Mychal agreed on a contract with the Jaguars in 2017. He is now currently a free agent, according to the NFL website.
Josey Dorsey Found Alone
Josey Dorsey is the son of former “Glee” star Naya Rivera and “Justified” actor Ryan Dorsey. The 4-year-old was found alone Wednesday night on a boat floating in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California, CBSN Los Angeles reported.
A boater found Josey asleep onboard roughly three hours after Rivera rented the boat at 1 p.m., the station said. The boy told authorities that he and his mother went swimming earlier, but that Rivera did not return to the boat, the outlet continued.
— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 9, 2020
CBSN reported that Josey was found unharmed and wearing a life vest. An adult life vest was seen onboard.
A search-and-rescue mission for the actress has been issued, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Twitter, featuring dive teams, drones, and helicopters.
The search was halted late Wednesday night and will continue early Thursday morning, the department tweeted.
Authorities are also working to reunite the 4-year-old with his family, CBSN said.