On Saturday 25 November, Naya Rivera was arrested on domestic battery charges against her husband Ryan Dorsey.
A few days later, on Tuesday evening, the 34 year old father-of-one broke his silence by tweeting a statement to his 10k followers.
It began: “This is a difficult time for everyone in the family especially for Naya and I.
“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.
“Perhaps with kindness, respect, without judgement, and as negative a situation like this is, with positivity and love. Thanks.”
Naya Rivera, who played Santana in Glee, was arrested at a home in West Virginia, on November 25, on domestic battery charges against husband Ryan Dorsey.
Local TV station WSAZ-TV shared a photo of the 30 year old in handcuffs at a police station.
She was later released on bail for £750 [$ 1000], with the publication stating her father-in-law picking her up from the station.
The website states police were called to their home at 9:30pm, over a domestic situation.
Ryan told officers Naya had “struck him in the head and bottom lip”, and reportedly later provided the officials with video footage of the incident.
The couple first started dating back in 2010, before the actress called time on their romance.
They reunited four years later, before tying the knot in a surprise wedding in July of that year.
Naya welcomed their first child together, son Josey Hollis, in 2015.