Ryan Dorsey is remembering a very special mom on Mother's Day 2021: Naya Rivera, his late ex and the mother of their only child, son Josey Hollis Dorsey.
"We can't say the word happy but we'll say thank you for being a mother & giving me this sweet amazing boy," Ryan wrote. "#mothersday."
Last July, two months after Mother's Day 2020, Naya drowned in California's Lake Piru while boating and swimming with Josey and getting him to safety. The actress was 33.
Glee alumni expressed their love in response to Ryan's post. Heather Morris, who played Naya's character's love interest on the musical comedy series, commented, "This broke me," adding four red heart emojis and the words, "I love you."
Glee alum Jenna Ushkowitz responded with six red heart emojis.
Ryan also shared on Instagram a photo of his own mother cuddling Josey on her lap. "Happy Mother's Day Grammy," he wrote. "Thanks for all the support, unconditional love, all the help, your patience, thoughtfulness, and everything you do. We [red heart emoji] you."