Naya Rivera files for divorce after two years of marriage to Ryan Dorsey

Naya Rivera reportedly filed for divorce from husband Ryan Dorsey last week.
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Naya Rivera, who married Ryan Dorsey a few months after Big Sean broke off his engagement to her, has reportedly filed for divorce from Dorsey a little more than two years into their marriage.

The former “Glee” actress and newly minted author filed the papers last week, her lawyer told TMZ, and she’s asking for primary physical custody of their son, with dad getting visitation.

The couple, who knew each other for four years and had dated a bit in the past before they got married in a surprise wedding in July 2014, welcomed Josey Hollis Dorsey in September 2015.


Part of the surprise factor came from the fact that until that April, Rivera had been bethrothed to Big Sean, who called it quits with her just months before she became Mrs. Dorsey. The rapper’s decision ended a relationship that started with a meet-cute on Twitter, went public in real life at the April 2014 premiere of “42” and reportedly wound up full of anger and jealousy.

One note from the It’s Not Me It’s You Department: Big Sean’s subsequent relationship, an eight-monther with Ariana Grande, ended on a friendly note, with both parties appearing to wish each other well on social media as they parted ways.

Rivera, whose book “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up” came out in September, seems to be handling things better this time around too.

“After much consideration, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” she and Dorsey said Monday in a statement, via People. “Our priority is and always will be our beautiful son that we share together. We will continue to be great co-parenting partners for him.”

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