Ryan Dorsey & Naya Rivera
Ryan Dorsey and Naya Rivera Getty

Just months after calling off her engagement to rapper Big Sean, Glee star Naya Rivera has stunned fans by getting married to long-term friend Ryan Dorsey.

The newlyweds recently went public with the relationship, confirming they got married in Mexico over the weekend.

"We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife," the couple told People magazine "Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for."

Dorsey, who is originally from Charleston, West Virginia, attended the New Conservatory for Dramatic Arts before moving to Los Angeles, where he met Rivera four years ago.

The relationship between the long-term friends blossomed into a romance shortly after her engagement to rapper Big Sean ended in April.

Despite speculation that Rivera and Dorsey may be moving too fast, the couple insist their shotgun wedding is the real deal. "True love always prevails," they said.

As fans are still taking in the news of the whirlwind romance we at IBTimes UK get to know Ryan Dorsey a little better...

  • He is an actor/model with past guest-starring roles on Unspoken, Mob City, TNT's Southland and NBC's Parks and Rec.
  • He recently finished filming on his upcoming big-screen debut in Blood Father, opposite Mel Gibson.
  • He met Rivera four years ago and they have been friends ever since.
  • He is prolific on social media.