Us Weekly confirmed that officers were looking for the 33-year-old Glee star on July 8 after she was late to return the pontoon boat.
“It’s believed that Naya and her son had been swimming within the lake close to the boat and as they had been getting again into the boat, her son made it into the boat and Naya went underwater and didn’t resurface,” the Ventura County Sheriff’s Division instructed Us on the time.
Rivera shared Josey with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey. The pair, who wed in July 2014, surprised fans with their decision to tie the knot simply three months after her split from Big Sean. (Rivera and the 32-year-old rapper referred to as off their engagement in April 2014.)
The Step Up: Excessive Water star later revealed in her 2016 memoir that she briefly dated Dorsey, 36, earlier than she met Sean.
“By the point we form of reconnected, I used to be like, gosh, there’s a purpose why you retain coming again in my life and we preserve coming again collectively,” Rivera wrote of Dorsey in her 2016 e book, Sorry Not Sorry.
Rivera and Dorsey’s marriage almost got here to an finish in November 2016 when she filed for divorce. Whereas they later reconciled, their relationship hit one other tough patch in November 2017 when Rivera was arrested after an alleged altercation with Dorsey. After the actress subsequently filed for divorce for the second time, the home battery costs in opposition to her had been dropped as Dorsey determined to not press costs.
Whereas their divorce was finalized in June 2018, the twosome continued to coparent Josey. The day earlier than Rivera introduced her son to the lake on July 8, she shared a sweet snap with the little boy via Instagram.
“Simply the 2 of us,” she captioned a photograph of her kissing her son.
As followers flooded the feedback part of Rivera’s publish with constructive ideas, another one of Rivera’s social media posts went viral.
“Regardless of the 12 months, circumstance, or strifes [every day] you’re alive is a blessing,” Rivera wrote on July 2 through Twitter. “Benefit from as we speak and each day you’re given. tomorrow just isn’t promised.”
Scroll by way of for all the pieces we find out about Rivera’s accident — together with the lawsuit her ex filed in November:
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez and Kayley Stumpe