Naya Rivera's Sister Says "Our Bond Is Unbreakable" in Touching Tribute to the Late Glee Star
Naya Rivera's sister, Nickayla, took to Instagram on Saturday to reflect on the special bond she shared with the late Glee star, who died by accidental drowning in California's Lake Piru in early July. "There are no words to describe my love for you," she captioned a throwback snap of her and Naya. "Side by side or miles apart, our connection is infinite. Our bond is unbreakable. We were complete opposites, yet simultaneously the same. The yin to my yang. I never knew that by losing you, I would find so much of you in myself."
Nickayla then spoke about her struggle coping with Naya's death before ending on a hopeful note. "I've never known a life without you in it & still can't imagine it," she wrote. "My world is turned upside down. But through it all, everything we were, we are still. I'll always look at you with the same eyes as I did when I was young. My shmaya, I'll love you for eternity & miss you every second of my life."
The eulogy came on the same day Naya's ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, broke his silence in an Instagram tribute. The pair were married from 2014 to 2018 and shared a 4-year-old son, Josey. "Life just isn't fair," Ryan wrote. "I don't know what to say...I'm thankful for our times and our journey that brought us together and gave us the sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for."