Mourning the memories. Ray Liotta’s fiancee, Jacy Nittoloreflected on spending her first Thanksgiving without the late actor in a heartfelt holiday tribute.
The 48-year-old shared a black and white photo taken on Thanksgiving 2019 via Instagram on Thursday, Nov. 24. “I’ve been without Ray for almost 6 months now. Most days are unbearable. I find it hard to breathe without him,” she wrote. “Today and every day I am so thankful for the memories he gave me. They were the best years of my life. I am thankful for my family and children who have been there for me every step of the way. You keep me going.”
She continued: “I am grateful to Karsen who laughs and cries with me daily. We are connected for life. I am so thankful for my old and new friends, I don’t know what I would do without your continued support. Even with such ongoing pain, I feel blessed and truly grateful❤️.”
Jerry O’Connell and more famous friends responded to Nittolo’s post with condolences. “I send love to you and your family. Ray will be in our prayers tonight! the Real love boat host, 48, commented.
The Good day actor was working on a project in the Dominican Republic in May when he died in his sleep, according to his publicist. Liotta was 67 years old.
Along with Nittolo, the Golden Globe nominee is survived by daughter Karsen, whom he shared with ex-wife Michelle Grace. Both 23-year-old Karsen and the hair stylist are candid about processing their grief since Liotta’s death.
“Those who knew him loved him. You are the best father anyone could wish for. I love you. Thank you for everything ❤️,” the aspiring actress wrote via Instagram in June, sharing a childhood photo with her late father.
Later that month, Karsen joined Nittolo at the premiere of Black bird, one of Liotta’s last projects. The pair showed up in style for the Apple TV+ event, both dressed in sleek black ensembles on the red carpet.
The Shades of blue alum proposed to Nittolo in December 2020. “My life these past few years has been nothing but truly magical,” she wrote in May in tribute to her late partner, days after news of his death broke. “Ray and I share a deep love that I will always cherish in my heart. We laughed daily and we were inseparable. The chemistry was wild in the best way. He was everything in the world to me and we couldn’t get enough of each other. The kind of real love you dream of.”
Three months later, Nittolo honored the Field of dreams star with a permanent dedication. “It only seemed appropriate to do something meaningful that will be with me forever,” she told her Instagram followers in August, showing photos of her visit to a tattoo parlor, where she had a tribute to Liotta on her arm. inked.