Naya Rivera's Ex-Husband Shares Tribute on What Would Have Been Her 36th Birthday

The former 'Glee' actress tragically passed away in 2020.

Ryan Dorsey, the ex-husband of Naya Rivera, is remembering the late actress in honor of what would have been her 36th birthday.

In an emotional new post shared to Instagram on Thursday, Jan. 12, Dorsey paid tribute to his ex-wife and the mother of his 7-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey.

On Thursday, Dorsey shared a series of sweet snaps featuring Rivera and Josey to Instagram along with the caption, "🎂 IIIVI 🎂 🖤🖤🖤 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤" to mark the late star's 36th birthday.

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"A little easier with each little bit of time that passes by to look at pictures…but I still don’t have the answers to the questions to the why’s our sweet boy asks from time to time. I never will," Dorsey continued in the heartbreaking post, adding, "Doing the best we can."

"🕊️🦋Fly high 🦋🕊️" he also wrote to Rivera. The former pair were married for four years before finalizing their divorce in 2018. Rivera would die two years later at age 33.

"If you're reading this no matter what you're going through, take a moment of gratitude that you're still here on this ride," Dorsey continued in his Instagram caption. "I know some days are harder than others to get up, but we just gotta keep pushing onward 🫶."

At the time of Rivera's death, Dorsey penned a heartbreaking message on Instagram in her honor, writing in part, "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," he added. "We miss you. We will always love you. Love you Meep 🖤💔🖤"

The Glee alum suddenly died in July 2020 following a tragic drowning accident. It was reported that Rivera disappeared after renting a boat on Lake Piru in Southern California with Josey, who was found sleeping alone on the boat later the same day. Rivera's body was located five days later, and local law enforcement revealed that she saved her son's life by helping him back onto the boat before she died.