Ryan Dorsey is speaking out following the arrest of his wife, actress Naya Rivera, in West Virginia on Saturday.
“This is a difficult time for everyone in the family especially for Naya and I,” Dorsey tweeted on Tuesday to his followers. “This isn’t some reality show, this is our life, and I ask that everyone especially ‘the media’ please respect our privacy and treat us/this situation how you would want a loved one to be treated. Perhaps with kindness, respect, without judgment, and as negative a situation this is, with positivity and love. Thanks.”
— ryan dorsey (@DorseyRyan) November 28, 2017
A source close to the couple is also speaking out saying that family and friends are concerned for the former Glee star.
“Naya’s friends and family are very concerned for her well-being,” the insider said to E! News. “This is not the first time that their relationship has been violent, and the fact that she hit her husband and lashed out like that, is very scary to everyone around her.”
The source adds, “Ryan’s family has been trying to console both of them but are very disappointed.”
As for Naya’s side, the insider says, “Many people close to Naya are urging her to seek immediate help for the sake of her son and herself.” The source also adds that the on-again/off-again couple, “have had a toxic relationship for a while now, and although they tried to make it work again, source thinks that a divorce will be a conversation very soon. Everyone wants what is best for Josey and thinks that a permanent separation is needed.”