Written By @cabbagepatchgrl
Nickayla Riveria recently took to social media to speak out about rumors that she is living with her late sister’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey.
On Monday, 25-year-old Nickayla wrote on her Instagram, “In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew, even though I can’t show up for myself,” in reference to Naya and Dorsey’s 5-year-old son, Josey.
“I’m not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure,” she says. “What matters most I’ve learned, is to show compassion, not to judge others, & never take a moment of life for granted. I hope you all can do the same.”
On September 6, the Daily Mail published photos of her helping Dorsey move belongs out of his Los Angeles home to a rented home just 30 minutes away. The newspaper also published photos of the two going for a walk on September 9, and shopping on September 13 and 19.
Nickayla has yet to confirm or deny that she and the Ryan Dorsey have moved in together.
Her sister Naya Rivera was married to Dorsey from 2014-2018. She died on July 8 after she had been boating with her son Josey at Lake Piru near Santa Clarita, California, where she accidentally drowned. Authorities discovered the body in the water on July 13 after searching for her for five days.
In the midst of this tragedy, her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey took to Instagram to pay tribute to his ex-wife, saying, “Life is all about good times and bad times but with Josey it makes the bad a little less so because a part of you will always be with us. He’ll never forget where he came from. We miss you. We will always love you.”
Nickayla then wrote to her Instagram, “I’ve never known a life without you in it & still can’t imagine it. My world is turned upside down. But through it all, everything we were, we are still. I’ll always look at you with the same eyes as I did when I was young. My shmaya, I’ll love you for eternity & miss you every second of my life.”