Naya Rivera on Avoiding 'the Drama' of Co-Parenting and the Most Surprising Thing About Motherhood

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Naya Rivera is opening up about the challenges of co-parenting with her ex-husband, 33-year-old actor Ryan Dorsey.
The former Glee star, who has an 18-month-old son, Josey Hollis, with Dorsey, says that the pair is, “very good at co-parenting.”
“It’s always going to have its challenges logistically, but Josey is our priority,” she recently told Momtastic. “We’re his parents.”
“If everybody looks at it that way it alleviates some of the drama,” Rivera, 30, added. “Doing what’s best for Josey is really what it all boils down to.”
Rivera filed for divorce in November, after two years of marriage and 14 months after Josey’s arrival.
While her marriage may not have worked out, the Devious Maids star is relishing motherhood, gushing that the most surprising thing about being a parent is her “unconditional love” for her little man.
“You hear about it and you think, ‘Well, obviously I’m going to love my child.’ But it’s so deep,” she said. “Even after Josey goes to bed, I find myself thinking of him and looking at pictures of him and it almost brings me to tears half the time, because the love that I have for him so amazing.”
Of course, not all parenting moments are perfect! The actress recalled a recent outing where Josey wreaked havoc in a restaurant while the pair was eating breakfast.
“All of the sudden he flipped our table,” she shared. “I was like, ‘Who are you, the Incredible Hulk!?’ The whole thing came toppling down -- plates and mugs breaking everywhere! I told Josey he has to tip extra now that he's flipping tables.”
See which actor Rivera was recently spotted getting cozy with in Hawaii below.