Naya Marie Rivera was an American actress, singer, and model who was highly acclaimed for her breakthrough role as lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee. For the very part, she even received various awards, including a SAG Award, ALMA Award, as well as two Grammy Award and one Brit Award nominations.

Not long ago, in July 2020, she left everyone stunned, as the news of her early demise dominated every media’s top stories.

Her personal, as well as professional life, always garnered significant press and media attention. And it continues so, even when she is not around. And this time around, the media seems consumed by her sister, Nickayla Rivera.

Here’s why and what you need to know about the “If I Die Young” singer’s sibling.

Nickayla Rivera Wiki

Nickayla Rivera, like her sister Naya, hails from her hometown in Valencia, California. Born on the 2nd of November as a Scorpio, she turned 25 years old, last year in 2019.

Her parents Yolanda Rivera and George Rivera were married for ten years from 1986 until 1996.

Her mother, Yolanda is a former model of Puerto Rican and African American ancestry. She actually had moved to Los Angeles to pursue modeling. Late Naya had previously said that Yolanda had got her into acting.

Thus probably, it was also Yolanda who helped Nickayla pursue her career in showbiz.

For siblings, Nickayla has a brother as well. He goes around with the name Mychal River and is said to be a footballer.

Meanwhile, her other sibling Naya died of drowning in Lake Piru, near Santa Clarita, California, while swimming with her four-year-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey. The boy was found alone on their rented boat. Following a five day search, the deceased body was recovered from the lake on the morning of July 13.

Moving on to Nickayla Rivera again, she boasted a multiracial ethnicity.

Black is her favorite color. She loves to listen to hip hop and romantic songs and John Lennon is her all-time favorite. More to it, activities such as shopping, hiking, and playing guitar keep her refresh amid all the monotony.

Not to mention, she also seemed to face painting.

Regarding education, she is a Valencia High School graduate who later went to The University in California.

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How Much Is Nickayla Rivera Net Worth?

  • Nickayla Rivera flaunts $800 thousand in net worth.

Nickayla, on her Facebook page with regular followers, writes she is a model and that she became one to express herself.

Also, it was last reported that she worked as a fashion model for many popular brands. She walked on modeling ramps for several fashion weeks.

To be more precise, she worked with the under the likes of Marilyn Model Management company.

Nickayla Rivera also made a self-titled Youtube channel, where she uploads the videos regarding exercise routine and diet plan. She also shares beauty tips in her video to her fans. She also earned lots of fanbase on her other social media handles. ( Her official Instagram account has more than 83.9K followers.

Nickayla also worked for famous Indian fashion designer “Naeem Khan” as a runway model. On 8 July 2020, her elder sister Naya Rivera went missing from Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.

This way, Nickayla Rivera pulled in over $800 thousand net worth.

The stunner who is kenned for her measurements (height of 5’11”, bust-waist-hip 33-24-34.5 inches) also quite the influencer on social media.

The Los Angeles living boasted 146K followers and 22.8K followers on Instagram and Twitter, respectively.

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Who Is Her Nickayla Rivera Boyfriend?

A couple of months later, after Nickayla’s family mourned the death of Naya, Nickayla made headlines in speculation of she and Naya’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, coming closer.

Daily Mail reported that 37-years-old Ryan moved in with Nickayla, as they cared for Naya’s son Josey.


Nickayla Rivera with Late sister Naya Rivera’s son Josey Hollis Dorsey (PIC: Nikayla’s IG)

Reports further claimed that they moved into a three-bedroom rental and also Nickayla was seen helping her rumored boyfriend Ryan move his belongings from his previous home in North Hills, on 6th September.

Nickayla and Ryan — her alleged boyfriend — are believed to be sharing the responsibility of raising Josey with Ryan’s parents.

Previously, late Naya and Ryan were married in July 2014, and a year later on 17th in September, their only child Josey was born. They had rekindled a previous relationship following Naya’s split from rapper Big Sean in 2014.

Later, it seemed Ryan and Naya separated. Thus, they shared custody of their little one.

In the meantime, Rayn and Nickayla who were told to be “fooling around and chatting the whole time” are trying to raise the young man, the best they can.

All been said, Nickayla dating status still remained aloof. While in 2013, some fans on twitter assumed that she was dating the Quantico actor Jacob Artist.

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