As if Rivera’s personal life wasn’t dramatic enough, in November 2017, she added a domestic battery charge to her romantic woes.
After calling off their divorce and reuniting with estranged husband Ryan Dorsey a month earlier, Rivera was arrested and charged with domestic battery after a physical altercation with Dorsey on Nov. 25, 2017. WOWK TV reported that Rivera and Dorsey were arguing about their son while visiting Dorsey’s family in Chesapeake, Va. for the Thanksgiving holiday. Rivera was reportedly inebriated and allegedly hit Dorsey on the head and on his bottom lip; Dorsey told police that he had video of the incident. Police told the outlet that Rivera wasn’t combative when taken into custody but was still inebriated.
The domestic battery charge carries a $500 fine and a maximum sentence of up to a year behind bars. Rivera was reportedly released from jail on a $1,000 bond when Dorsey’s father picked her up. Her publicist declined to comment to any news outlets on the charge.
Someone who did comment? Ex Big Sean, who tweeted a video that many interpreted to be shade against his former fiancée.
Only time will tell what the outcome is of Rivera’s criminal case—and if it will have a lasting effect on her showbiz career.