July 23, 2014 21:21:17 GMT
The Santana Lopez of 'Glee' secretly swaps wedding vows with new beau in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico after a few months of dating.
Naya Rivera is married. In a surprising twist, the actress who ended her engagement to Big Sean earlier this year tied the knot with actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19. Us Weekly learns that it was her original wedding date to her former fiance.
"July 19th is also Ryan's birthday, making this an even more joyous occasion," an insider dished on. "Naya didn't tell most of her friends that she was marrying Ryan Dorsey, let alone that she was dating him! The whole thing is a complete surprise."
Even Dorsey's father Arnold was caught off guard by their marriage. However, he told TMZ, "We didn't question him. We are very happy for him. We trusted them and want what they wanted."
Rivera, 27, walked down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier gown and carried a bouquet of daisies and baby's breath, while Dorsey suited up in a Dolce & Gabbana. The couple exchanged Neil Lane rings in a small ceremony in front of 12 people consisting of the bride's and the groom's families.
"We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife," the newlyweds told PEOPLE which obtained some photos from the secret nuptials. "Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for." They added in a statement, "True love always prevails."
Rivera met Dorsey, a Charleston, West Virginia native, after he moved to Los Angeles four years ago. They have been friends ever since and started dating in April shortly after her bitter split from Sean. After their union, she changed her Twitter handle to Naya Rivera Dorsey.
While Rivera is famous for her role on "Glee", Dorsey who attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts has past guest-starring roles on TNT's "Southland" and NBC's "Parks and Recreation". The couple was still in Mexico on July 21, enjoying the warm weather.