Ray Liotta’s fiancée Jacy Nittolo honors the actor with a touching tribute six months after his death: ‘I find it hard to breathe without him’
Ray Liotta’s fiancée Jacy Nittolo shared an emotional Thanksgiving tribute to the star six months after his death at 67.
Nittolo, 47, posted a sweet black and white image of the pair with their heads touching from Thanksgiving 2019 to her Instagram.
‘I’ve been without Ray for almost 6 months now. Most days are unbearable. I find it hard to breathe without him,’ she wrote in the caption.
Sweet: Ray Liotta’s fiancée Jacy Nittolo shared an emotional tribute to the star six months after his death at 67, featuring a black and white photo of them from their 2019 Thanksgiving
‘Today and everyday I am so thankful for the memories he gave me. They were the best years of my life,’ she continued.
‘I’m thankful for my family and children who have been there for me every step of the way. You keep me going.’
The beauty then shared that Ray’s daughter Karsen, 23, whom he shares with ex-wife Michelle Grace, has been a source of support for her.
Forever love: ‘I’ve been without Ray for almost 6 months now. Most days are unbearable. I find it hard to breathe without him,’ she wrote in the caption
Thankful: ‘Today and everyday I am so thankful for the memories he gave me. They were the best years of my life,’ Nittolo – who got engaged to the actor on Christmas 2020 – added; Pictured 2021
‘I’m thankful for Karsen who laughs and cries with me daily. We are connected for life.’
‘I’m so grateful for my friends old and new, I don’t know what I would do without your continuous support’
She wrapped up the caption writing, ‘Even with such enduring pain, I feel blessed and I’m truly thankful❤️’
Jacy and Karsen showed off their close bond when they hit the red carpet in Ray’s honor at the Los Angeles premiere of his Apple TV Plus series Black Bird in June.
Support: She also shared that Ray’s daughter Karsen, 23, has been a source of support for her and ‘laughs and cries with me daily’; Pictured with Karsen in 2022 at Black Bird premiere
Liotta proposed to Nittolo on Christmas 2020, after the couple were fixed up by Karsen who met Jacy at a party thrown by her son Chazz, 22.
Aside from Chazz, Jacy is also the mother of son Dax, 24, daughter Jade, 19, and son Joey, 11, from her marriage to ex-husband Joseph Nittolo.
Jacy was hesitant to go out with an actor, and The Marriage Story star admitted he wasn’t crazy about her having a young son.
‘The buzzkill for me was she also had a 10-year-old, and when you’re in your 60s, the last thing that you want is a 10-year-old,’ the doting step-dad said during a 2021 appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, before adding, ‘Luckily, this kid is very cool.’
New tattoo: Jacy marked the three month anniversary of the Good Fellas star’s death by getting a new tattoo in his honor
Missing him: She previously shared other tributes to her beloved, writing, ‘I miss him every second of every day’ on the one month anniversary of his passing
The Good Fellas actor passed away in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic in May. He was 67.
Nittolo has previously shared other tributes following the actor’s passing, including photos of herself getting a tattoo in his honor in August.
‘Yesterday marked 3 months. It only seemed appropriate to do something meaningful that will forever be with me,’ she wrote underneath snaps of black and white photos that showed the tattoo process, before the final result which appeared to be a feather.
A month after his passing she stated, ‘There are no words to properly describe what one goes through with this type of unexpected loss. I miss him every second of every day.’
Too soon: The Good Fellas actor passed away in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic – where he was joined by Jacy – in May. He was 67; Pictured 2020