‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera’s ex-boyfriend, Tahj Mowry, posted a heartbreaking tribute to the actress saying he ‘never stopped loving’ her and claimed deep down he wished they may get back together someday.
Tahj, who is the brother of twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry, posted the emotional tribute on Instagram along with a photo of the missing actress.
“My sweet Naya – to say that I am devastated would be an understatement. This is a nightmare. Every day gets harder. However, I am holding onto hope that you will be found,” he began.
The actor continued, “We grew up together. We became adults together. We experienced so many firsts together. You were my first experience with everything; love, intimacy, heartbreak. We broke each other’s hearts and then mended them back together…more than once.”
According to several reports, there is minimal information about the two celebrities dating, but Rivera did make a guest appearance on the WB sitcom ‘Smart Guy’ in 1997 and 1999. Mowry starred in the show as a child prodigy.
“I will never not think of you,” Mowry wrote.
He added, “No woman has ever measured up what you gave me or how you made me feel. I’ve never liked to admit it but I have never stopped loving you. A part of me always wished for the day where God would bring us back together to be what we dreamt we could have been.”
As we reported, Naya Rivera disappeared last week after renting a boat on Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son. At this point, investigators believe she went jumped in the water for a swim and never returned.
“I pray deeply for the Rivera family and that God blankets them with strength, peace, and love right now. Mychal and Nickayla – you will always be like younger siblings to me and I love you dearly. I watched you two grow up into beautiful adults. George and Yolanda – whatever you need I am here for you. We are forever family and I love you,” Mowry wrote on IG.
He continued, “I ask everyone reading this to please lift up, along with the entire Rivera family, Ryan and Josey in prayer and to respect what they are going through during this time. I pray that God showers the entire family with strength and peace that only He can give. I still have faith. I still have hope. Let’s please all pray that she is found and brought home safely.”
Tia and Tamera’s brother finished his heartfelt message, saying, “Naya, I miss you deeply. I wish I got the chance to tell you that once more but I’m believing I will get that chance. I know deep down you’ve always known how I felt. I look forward to the day where I can see your beautiful face once more and tell you everything I’ve wanted to say that I didn’t get the chance to say. I love you forever. I always have and I always will.”
The rescue effort continues to recover Naya Rivera’s body from the Lake, and investigators are now using sophisticated underwater robots to search for her remains.
2/2 Here’s an example of the underwater visibility at a 30-foot depth in Lake Piru. pic.twitter.com/YGNNUdmPQ4
— Ventura County Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 11, 2020