Naya sadly passed away in 2020 in a tragic boating accident at Lake Piru. In 2016, the Glee star told Mini Magazine that becoming a mom to her son, Josey, made her “a much more observant person,” People reported. She also said receiving affection from Josey, whom she shared with her ex-husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, was unlike any other she’d ever experienced before.
“It’s a love never found anywhere or with anyone else,” Naya said.
At the time of the interview, Naya’s memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up, was just being released. She explained how she felt optimistic Josey would one day gain some valuable information from the book.
“I hope [Josey] would take away that growing up has its challenges, but behind every cloud is a silver lining,” she said.