According to TMZ, the 30-year-old actress filed the paperwork this week, citing "irreconcilable differences." She is reportedly asking for joint custody of their 2-year-old son and for the court to block spousal support for both parties. Sources told the site that Rivera’s decision was made shortly after she was arrested and accused of hitting Dorsey during a dispute; however, Rivera listed the date of separation as Nov. 24, the day before she was taken into custody.
The former Glee actress allegedly struck her husband on the head and lower lip while they were taking their child on a walk during Thanksgiving weekend. Dorsey reportedly captured the incident on his camera and gave it to authorities after they arrived on scene. Rivera was booked and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. She was released on a $1,000 bond.
Several days after the incident, Dorsey released a statement asking the media to respect their family’s privacy:
"This is a difficult time for everyone in the family, especially for Naya and I," he wrote on social media. "This isn’t some reality show, this is our life, and I ask that everyone especially ‘the media’ please respect our privacy and treat us/this situation how you would want a loved one to be treated."
Rivera previously filed for divorce in November 2016; however, the split was called off after they decided to work things out for their son.
Though the two had briefly dated in 2010, they didn’t tie the knot until 2014, several months after she and Big Sean called off their engagement.