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Naya Rivera's Dad Shares How Her Son Josey is Coping After Her Death

Naya Rivera's Dad Shares How Her Son Josey is Coping After Her Death

Naya Rivera‘s dad is sharing an update on his grandson nearly a year after his daughter’s death.

In a new interview, George Rivera is opening up about how the late actress’ five-year-old son Josey is coping.

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Naya sadly drowned back in July 2020. She and Josey were enjoying a boat trip on Lake Piru in California when they went for a swim in the lake. While Josey was able to get back onto the boat, Naya wasn’t able to. Her body was discovered five days later.

Following Naya‘s death, her sister Nickayla moved in with Naya‘s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey to help raise Josey.

“Nickayla and Ryan, are doing a really great job,” George told Entertainment Tonight. “We handle him, and we talk to him just like he’s a 5-year-old going on 6. It’s no different, but when he wants to talk about his mother, we talk about his mother, in conversation. He’s growing up and handling it really well.”

“It’s not like you’re talking about a ghost that’s floating around, right?” George added. “He’s got memories as well, but boy is he coming around, right? Really strong kid.”

Last month, Ryan shared a sweet tribute message to Naya in honor of Mother’s Day.

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