How Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey’s Son, Josey, Celebrated 7th Birthday

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Ryan Dorsey spent all month helping his and the late Naya Rivera’s son Josey celebrate his 7th birthday.

The actor gave a glimpse into the little one’s festivities on Friday, posting an Instagram video of Josey throwing the first pitch at a baseball game on September 17.

“My husband walked there for the first time almost like he’s done it all his life!!” the “Ray Donovan” alum, 39, captioned the throwback footage.

“Thank you to @dirtybirdscwv for making this special moment possible for JoJo on his big day!” Dorsey continued.

The day before, the “Justified” alum posted a slideshow to social media, featuring photos of Josey blowing out the candles on a Batman birthday cake.

“@joseydorsey My sweet 7 year old, over-growing, smart boy, 🌞 I love you more than the earth loves the sun, my son 🌞❤️😚,” Dorsey wrote in Thursday’s upload.

Josey’s dog, Clifford, also appeared in the mail two weeks after his father bought her as a birthday present.

Ryan Dorsey's son Josey
Josey attended a baseball game for his birthday.
Instagram/Ryan Dorsey

The doggy made her Instagram debut on September 16, with the “Big Sky” star writing, “She’s the sweetest girl. [Josey] said whether it was a boy or a girl, he called it CLIFFORD!”

Dorsey noted that the dog was originally named Goldie, and he himself called her “Goldie Bear”.


The birthday boy also got a dog from his father.

Instagram/Ryan Dorsey


The birthday boy also got a dog from his father.

Instagram/Ryan Dorsey

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The “Counting On” alums previously welcomed their now 2-year-old daughter, Grace,…

The “Bloodfather” star often documents his son’s milestones via Instagram, from starting first grade in August to cycling in February.

Rivera gave birth to Josey in September 2015 and the mother-son couple was together on Lake Piru in California when the “Glee” alum died in July 2022 at the age of 33.

Ryan Dorsey and son Josey
Dorsey praised his “sweet” and “smart” son via Instagram.
Instagram/Ryan Dorsey

The late actress safely put her son in the pontoon boat they rented before she drowned, prompting her ex-fiancé, Big Sean, to call her a “hero” in a touching tribute.

“Thank you for blessing us all,” the 34-year-old wrote via Instagram at the time. “I pray for you and your family and I know you [sic] watch over them and protect them.”

Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey
Rivera died in July 2022 at the age of 33.

The rapper was in a relationship with the actress from 2013 to 2014. After their breakup, Rivera reconnected with Dorsey, with whom she briefly dated in 2010.

Rivera and Dorsey married in July 2014, split in 2016 and saw their split the following year. The blinker pair eventually divorced in 2018.

Dorsey honored Rivera on Mother’s Day in May, writing, “A lot of time for waterworks, but not now. I fight for it and I get.

“I have to get on with my day and… that’s all we can do is keep going, keep going as long as we can.”

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