Naya Rivera tragically passed away in July after drowning at Lake Piru, near Santa Clarita in California. Her 5-year-old son Josey is being cared for by Ryan and her sister Nickayla who moved in with the actor.
Naya Rivera and Ryan divorced in 2016 after two years of marriage. Thus, when she died, she and her son seem to be living with her family.
Ryan and Naya Rivera’s sister’s controversial move
The family of the Glee star is still mourning for her passing, but a controversy cropped up today. It was reported that her sister Nickayla had moved in with her ex-husband, and they will be raising Josey together.
According to The Daily Mail, Naya Rivera’s 37-year-old ex and her 25-year-old sister have become inseparable since the actress drowned.
They have been spotted many times this month, and they even go shopping together. The public is becoming more suspicious of the two when they were also photographed holding hands at one point.
Moreover, it was mentioned that when Ryan moved his belongings to the place they rented, Nickayla was seen helping him. The two were also said to be chummy and often laugh together when they drive out or shop.
“They were fooling around and chatting the whole time,” a witness who saw them at Target told The Mail. “They’re obviously helping lift each other’s spirits.”
Nickayla responds to rumors about her and Ryan
Naya Rivera’s ex and sister were said to have moved in together in a 3-bedroom house. The actor brought his belongings in on Sept. 6.
It was said that Ryan and Nickayla would take care of Josey together. The child will be their responsibility, and both agreed to this set-up.
Many people find this scenario distasteful, and the Hollywood Life reported that Naya Rivera’s sister clapped back at the bashers.
The model did not deny or confirm if it is true that she and Ryan have moved in together. However, when she responded to the controversy via social media, it seems that she admitted it.
“I’m not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure,” she wrote on Instagram stories. “What matters most is I’ve learned, is to show compassion, not to judge others and never take a moment of life for granted.”
Meanwhile, Naya Rivera went to Lake Piru to swim with his son on July 8. She is a good swimmer, but unfortunately, her autopsy showed she had vertigo, which caused her to drown. Her body was not found until after five days of search.
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