Ryan Dorsey posted an emotional video on Instagram Tuesday addressing allegations of his relationship with Naya Rivera's late sister after they were portrayed holding hands on an exclusive DailyMail.com company.
The 37-year-old actor said that his late ex-wife's sister, Nickayla Rivera, moved in with him at the request of his son Josey, 5, "because she is now the closest thing to a mother."
Ryan revealed he hasn't followed either social media outlet since former Glee star Naya accidentally drowned while boating with her young son on a lake in July.
Emotional Video: Ryan Dorsey posted an emotional video on Instagram Tuesday addressing allegations of his relationship with the late Naya Rivera's sister
Former Couple: Naya and Ryan are shown in Beverly Hills, California on January 2016
He said, “I usually don't read comments on my own things because I know how 50 good things and five negative things can be said.
"Somehow, as humans, we have these five negatives in our heads and wondering how people can say certain things," said Ryan.
He later beat people up for "making assumptions" and wishing death for strangers whom they "know next to nothing" about.
“It's really sad that this is the world we live in, where people were raised to believe that it is okay to spit hatred in general, especially when they are making statements about a family that is with one Tragedy that I hope is so inconceivable that you or anyone close to you will ever have to go through, ”Ryan said.
Son's request: The 37-year-old actor in the black and white video stated that his late ex-wife's sister, Nickayla Rivera, moved in with him at the request of his five-year-old son Josey because she is now who he is Mother comes closest & # 39;
He added that he couldn't even imagine how he would feel as a parent if his child "did this to some strangers on social media or in real life," while acknowledging that it was unlikely that they would his own son behaves like that.
"He's the sweet, smart, caring, sweetest soul of a young man who needs to grow up and grow up as fast as so many of us at age five," said Ryan.
"I wonder how lucky I am to have my mother and her help still in my life," he shared before describing his worries about Josey's future. "Then I think about how he won't have that. " Opportunity in his future. It makes me more than sad. I ask myself why? What did he do to deserve this? I know he didn't do anything to deserve this, but the things people have said are sad, ”he said.
Ryan also said he has "probably lost a little more than 20 pounds" since Naya's death on July 8.
Closing: Ryan and Naya's sister Nickayla were seen holding hands while shopping at a local Target store and walked down the escalator at an exclusive DailyMail.com store on Sept. 19
The latest: Naya Rivera's sister Nickayla, 25, visited Instagram Stories on Monday after DailyMail.com exclusively announced that she was moving in with Naya's ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, 37, to raise her five-year-old nephew Josey
He also talked about the nearly week-long search for Naya after she was reported missing at Lake Piru, saying Josey was confident his mother would be found alive.
“You know he's so smart, and you know he had a nightmare right before his eyes,” Ryan said. "When you are with him every day, with his grandfathers and his grandmothers and his aunts and his uncles and his whole family, and all you have is each other to lean on and cry with, and you go through this nightmare. It is sad. Reality hits you and the sadness may begin, but the sadness increases because you know you have to speak one on one with a little boy and tell him about our new reality. & # 39;
Ryan said he told Josey that Naya was in heaven and the boy asked, “Well, I want to go there. How do I get there? & # 39;
"I wouldn't wish any of your ears had to hear these words from the sweetest soul you know," he added.
He then confirmed that 26-year-old Nickayla had moved in at his son's request.
& # 39; [Josey] asks me if Titi can live with us. "I want Titi to live with us forever" because now she is what he comes closest to to a mother. You will need all the help a single parent can get to build your career and help your child through this disaster, ”Ryan said.
Ryan said he was determined to give Josey the family he asked for, even though "it's only temporary and not forever".
'It's a temporary situation. After everything he's been through, how can you deny him that? Why? What some strangers might think, say, or spit hatred based on a badly advised, badly logical, misinformed tabloid? ", He added.
He praised model Nickayla and her family for supporting him after the tragedy.
Addressing nonsense: Ryan opened his post to around 150,000 followers by explaining his disbelief that he should address "any of this nonsense."
"To have a young woman who is his blood, his Titi, who is ready to put her life on hold and sacrifice things, you are uprooting her situation to make your child better," said Ryan.
The Ray Donovan actor said Nickayla helped him come to terms with his grief.
“When you put your child to bed, you don't always have to be alone with your thoughts, and you don't have to be sad day or night wondering when it will get better. At the very least, you have someone with you to talk to or just sit still and be sad. You don't have to deal with being all alone, ”he said.
He also said that he hoped no one in a similar position would have to deal with "people who follow you or take photos and create a false narrative."
Ryan described how two women who "weren't at all undercover and disrespectful" followed him and Nickayla as they bought items for Josey's birthday party.
He called the speculation that they were in a relationship "absurd".
I wish I was just worried about a relationship. I don't think about it and live with it every day, ”Ryan said.
Ryan ended his video by sharing his hope that people will think twice before giving their opinion and reaching conclusions. Remember to send people who wish DM death to strangers who are so busy that they know absolutely nothing about it.
Big Sacrifice: Nickayla, who was featured in an August 2016 post on Instagram with her late sister Naya, moved in with Ryan at the request of her nephew Josey
Nickayla addressed the speculation on Instagram Monday when she wrote, “What I've learned the most is how to show compassion, not judge others, and never take a moment in life for granted. I hope you all do the same. & # 39;
Ryan and Naya married in Mexico on his birthday in July 2014 and greeted Josey on September 17, 2015. She filed for divorce for the second time in December 2017 and it was finalized in June 2018.
Naya, who was 33 at the time of her death, played Glee's lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez from 2009 to 2015.
Hit Show: Naya starred in Glee as lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez from 2009 to 2015 and is featured with co-star Lea Michele in a still from the 2010 Fox show