A reality star Raised with a silver spoon in his mouth, celebrity kid Josey Hollis Dorsey came into the limelight after his birth. Further, he rose to fame as the single son of American popular late actress Naya Rivera and her former spouse, Ryan Dorsey, an actor.

Moreover, his mom, Rivera, received huge media attention after performing as lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez on Fox’s TV series, Glee, from 2009 to 2015. But, the actress sadly demised of accidental drowning in 2020.

Let’s talk more about Hollis’s family background in the article below:

Josey Hollis Dorsey Is A Celebrity Kid

Josey Hollis first stepped onto this earth on September 17, 2015, under the Gemini star sign in Los Angeles, California, the United States.

Likewise, he was born as the single child of the late American actress Naya Rivera and her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey. Also, he is the grandchild of Yolanda Previtire, George Rivera, and Arnold Dorsey.

Josey Hollis with his dad and late mom
Josey Hollis with his dad and late mom.
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Additionally, Mychal Rivera and Aaron Dorsey are his uncles, and Nickayla Rivera is her aunt. So far, the kid holds American citizenship and belongs to white ethnicity. 

Dorsey hasn’t revealed his educational qualifications; however, he might be pursuing his primary education by observing his age.

Josey Hollis Dorsey’s Personal Life

The adorable child, Hollis, who has celebrated his 6th birthday in 2021, has lived with his dad, Ryan, since his mom’s death. As of now, Josey is fully focused on his arithmetic skills.

His dad mostly shares lovely pictures with his little boy on his Instagram handle. On October 19, the late actress shared a sweet snap of her son rocking a new shorter hairstyle, stating:

His mom cut Josie's new hair
His mom cut Josie’s new hair.
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Wanted a cut like his boy Hunter. Oceans 12 meets C-Mac. Many social media users have filled admiration for Josey’s new look. Not only him, but Naya’s family has also stepped into serving him to raise the little boy.

Even after his parent’s separation, Dorsey was very close to his ex-partner family, such as Rivera’s sister, Nickayla, who said in People magazine that; He is beyond grateful.

Currently, Naya’s sister is living with Ryan, and the sources believe there is nothing romantic going on between them as the duo wants to be strong for the shake for Josey. The expert added: They want him to grow up surrounded by love.

Hollis’s Parents, Naya and Ryan, Were Married Until 2018

An unfortunate American couple, Ryan and Naya, were in a marital relationship for four years; they were together for over eight years. 

In 2010, the former couple met for the first time and then started dating. After dating briefly, the ex-pair parted ways because the actor was a playboy, as Ryan’s father said. Six years later, Rivera announced that she had an abortion in 2010, shortly after splitting from her partner. 

Josey's parent's wedding pic
Josey’s parent’s wedding pic.
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Luckily, in 2014, again Naya and Dorsey started a relationship. Eventually, on July 19, 2014, the splits duo exchanged their wedding vows on Dorsey’s birthday in a private ceremony held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in the presence of their family, friends, and loved ones. 

But the former husband and wife duo did not disclose their wedding details until July 23. In Feb. 2015, the twosome revealed that they were expecting their first child, and Josey was finally born in 2015.

Josey’s Parents’ Nasty Divorce

After being in a blissful marriage for about two years, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, Naya, filed a divorce petition from her spouse, Ryan, in 2016. But the late actress called off the spill after a year in October 2017.

Furthermore, Police arrested Rivera and charged her with domestic violence against Ryan after she supposedly beat him in the head during a discussion over their baby in late November 2017. But after a while, the Police released her.

Josey's parent's divorced with joint custody of him.
Josey’s parent’s divorced with joint custody of him.
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In December 2017, Naya re-applied for a divorce, and they settled their divorce on June 14, 2018, sharing their son’s custody, with all waving child support rights. As a result, Ryan got sole custody of his son after Rivera’s death.

His Mother’s Past Affairs

The legendary actress Rivera had been in a relationship with several famous faces her entire life. In 2007, she dated renowned actor Mark Salling, but Salling’s representative denied their off-screen romance. So they broke up in 2010.

On January 30, 2011, there was a rumor that the actress and Douglas Booth were flinging together. At the same time, Naya was rumored to be linked with Chord Overstreet. 

Then, she had an affair with the TV show Glee’s writer, Matthew Hodgson. Naya and Matthew were together for around two years, from April 2011 until April 2013.

Naya Rivera with her ex-fiance Big Sean
Naya Rivera with her ex-fiance Big Sean.
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Thus she began dating famous rapper Big Sean in February 2013, whom she first met via Twitter. And became engaged in October 2013.

However, the twosome called off the engagement in April 2014 after being a dynamic duo for a year. Also, the late star dated actor David Spade for about three months until June 2017.

Tragic Death Of His Mom In 2020,

This news worldwide shows that one of the most successful Hollywood actress Naya Rivera is no longer with us. After her son was found alone on her rented boat at Lake Piru on July 8, 2020. As a result, they declared her a missing person.

In the boat, someone found Josey asleep; he wore a life jacket, but his mother didn’t. The kid told the Police that the boy had forced her back into the boat, but Rivera could not get back on board and then disappeared underwater.

Naya mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat but not enough to save herself, Ayub stated. After searching for six days, they finally found her body floating in the northeast region of the lake. 

Naya Rivera's Funeral
Naya Rivera’s Funeral.
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On July 14, medical investigators in Ventura County affirmed the cause of her death was an accidental drowning. And there are no signs of intoxication.

Following a private funeral on July 24, 2020, the singer was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. At that time, Rivera was a mere 33.

Parent’s Impressive Net Worth

The celebrity kid is just six years old; he hasn’t engaged in any profession. So, it isn’t easy to guess his asset, but he will surely earn a decent fortune like his parents in the upcoming days. But for now, he is enjoying his lavish life with his parent’s earnings.

Naya's luxury car.
Naya’s luxury car.
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Moreover, his late mother, Naya, born Naya Marie Rivera, had an extraordinary net value of $5 Million at her death in early 2020. And she had accumulated fortune throughout the three decades of her multi-professional career as an actress, singer and model.

Likewise, she first became noticed worldwide after portraying the character of Santana Lopez on the musical comedy-drama TV series Glee that aired on Fox.

In the show, actor Alex Newell also made his appearance as a singer. Further, her other on-screen credits include Family Matters, Smart Guy, The Bernie Mac Show, Baywatch, and CSI: Miami.

Naya Rivera lists LA home for $3.8m after divorce from Ryan Dorsey
Naya Rivera lists their LA home for $3.8m after divorce from Ryan Dorsey,
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On the other side, just like his late mom, his father, Ryan Dorsey, was born as Ryan Keith Dorsey, a well-known actor famous for starring in Dime Bag on Ray Donovan and Earl on Justified. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has n estimated net worth of $3 Million as of 2021.

Glee’s Cast Members Remember Naya Rivera On the First Anniversary Of Her Death

The skillful actress, Naya, may be gone, but she’s assuredly not forgotten by her old castmates on Glee, including Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer.

All they posted warm online memories of the girl they knew. On the first anniversary of Rivera’s drowning death in Lake Piru in California, the flood comes on the first anniversary.

Glee was cast hold hands by Lake, where Naya's body was found
Glee was cast hold hands by Lake, where Naya’s body was found.
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Heather Morris, who took part in the show with Rivera’s Santana Lopez, shared photos and videos. One got a tattoo that read tomorrow is not promised.

Your legacy lives on in patience and being that sassy queen in my eyes. I love you forever, babe girl. On the set, Jenna Ushkowitz, aka Tina Cohen-Chang, posted an Instagram portrait of Rivera on Glee. 

Kevin McHale wrote short and sweet. I miss you—every single day. Meanwhile, Matthew Morrison and Chris Colfer uploaded photos of Rivera. Both preferred a simple heart emoji as their caption.

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