Ryan posted a photo this weekend showing him and the son he shares with Naya, Josey, decorating a Christmas tree. Young Josey is reaching up to place the star on top while his dad hoists him up high with a Santa hat.
His caption … “#HappyHolidays to all. You, you, and even you, all of ya. Hope you get nothing but happiness✨💫🎅Except you. I’m talking to you, 2020. #f***2020.”
It’s both cheeky — because of how hard this year’s been on everyone — but also deeply personal. Ryan and the rest of the Rivera family have been devastated by the death of Naya this summer.
You’ll recall … she took Josey out to Lake Piru in Ventura County, where the two of them boarded a boat and went out on the water. After several hours, a search crew was sent out after the boat never returned — and they only found Josey, with no sign of Naya.
It was later discovered she drowned — this after several days of rescue teams and professional divers scouring the lake.
Naya’s own family — including Ryan — made multiple trips out during the rescue effort … and it’s clearly still weighing on her ex. An especially tough 2020 for Ryan, no doubt.
At least he’s got his boy in good spirits for the holidays.