Ray Liotta’s Fiancee Jacy Nittolo Celebrates What Would Have Been His 68th Birthday In Touching Post


Ray Liotta’s fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, took to Instagram to celebrate the actor’s 68th birthday on Sunday, more than six months after he passed away in the Dominican Republic at age 67.

Nittolo, 48, posted a slideshow of family photos of the late Goodfellas star – who will be featured in the upcoming film Cocaine Bear – to the tune of The Beatles’ In My Life.

She captioned the post with a quote from writer Chuck Palahniuk that read, “The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

The latest: Ray Liotta’s fiancé Jacy Nittolo, 48, took to Instagram with a slideshow to mark what would have been the actor’s 68th birthday on Sunday, more than six months after he died in the Dominican Republic at age 67

Nittolo said, “Ray would have turned 68 today. I believe he has created much for all who will live on forever, especially in the hearts of Ray’s sister Linda, his daughter Karsen and myself.”

She concluded the post with the words, “Today we celebrate you.”

The slideshow featured photos including the late actor’s daughter with ex-wife Michelle Grace, Karsen Liotta, 24; and Nittolo’s four children, Dax, Chazz, Jade and Joey.

Karsen, who introduced her father to Nittolo, has remained close to her late father’s love as they were seen in June at the premiere of his film Black Bird.

Looking back: Nittolo posted a slideshow of family photos of the late Goodfellas star to the tune of The Beatles' In My Life

Looking back: Nittolo posted a slideshow of family photos of the late Goodfellas star to the tune of The Beatles’ In My Life

Happy times: Nittolo shared a variety of images of the late Goodfellas star with family and friends

Happy times: Nittolo shared a variety of images of the late Goodfellas star with family and friends

Details: Nittolo said, “Today Ray would have turned 68.  I believe he has created much for all who will live on forever, especially in the hearts of Ray's sister Linda, his daughter Karsen and myself.”

Details: Nittolo said, “Today Ray would have turned 68. I believe he has created much for all who will live on forever, especially in the hearts of Ray’s sister Linda, his daughter Karsen and myself.”

Nittolo received some warm responses in the comment thread, including from Kelly Rizzo, whose husband Bob Saget passed away in January at age 65.

Rizzo wrote, “Truer words have never been spoken. So he will indeed live forever. Happy Birthday Ray.”

Actress Sepideh Moafi wrote, “Beautiful Jacy. Sending you so much love and the whole family. Happy birthday Ray.”

Nittolo shared an emotional Thanksgiving tribute to the star last month when she posted a sweet black and white image of the couple with their heads touching from Thanksgiving 2019 on her Instagram.

Tribute: She wrapped the post with the words,

Tribute: She wrapped the post with the words, “Today we celebrate you”

Wisdom: Nittolo captioned the post with a quote from writer Chuck Palahniuk that read, 'The goal is not to live forever, the goal is to create something that will'

Wisdom: Nittolo captioned the post with a quote from writer Chuck Palahniuk that read, ‘The goal is not to live forever, the goal is to create something that will’

Fondness: The late star's fiancée shared a photo of them playing cards on a plane

Fondness: The late star’s fiancée shared a photo of them playing cards on a plane

“I’ve been without Ray for almost six months now. Most days are unbearable. I find it hard to breathe without him,” she wrote in the caption.

“Today and every day I am so grateful for the memories he gave me. It was the best years of my life,” she continued.

“I am thankful for my family and children who have always been there for me. You keep me going.’

The beauty then shared that Ray’s daughter Karsen, 23, who he shares with ex-wife Michelle Grace, has been a source of support for her.

Sweet: Nittolo shared an emotional tribute to the star six months after his death at age 67, with a black and white photo of them from their 2019 Thanksgiving

Sweet: Nittolo shared an emotional tribute to the star six months after his death at age 67, with a black and white photo of them from their 2019 Thanksgiving

Forever love: 'I've been without Ray for almost 6 months now.  Most days are unbearable.  I find it hard to breathe without him,

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

Grateful: “Today and every day I am so thankful for the memories he gave me.  It was the best years of my life,

Grateful: “Today and every day I am so thankful for the memories he gave me. It was the best years of my life,” added Nittolo – who got engaged to the actor at Christmas 2020; In the photo 2021

‘I am grateful to Karsen who laughs and cries with me every day. 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”

She concluded the caption by writing, “Even with such ongoing pain, I feel blessed and truly grateful❤️”

Jacy and Karsen showed 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

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 the premiere of Black Bird

Liotta proposed to Nittolo at Christmas 2020, after the couple were conned by Karsen who met Jacy at a party hosted by her son Chazz, 22.

In addition to 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 date an actor, and The Marriage Story star admitted he wasn’t crazy about her having a young son.

“The buzzkill for me was she had a 10-year-old too, and when you’re in your 60s, a 10-year-old is the last thing you want,” the doting stepfather said during a 2021 appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryanbefore adding, “Fortunately, this kid is very cool.”

New tattoo: Jacy marked the three-month anniversary of the Goodfellas star's death by getting a new tattoo in his honor

New tattoo: Jacy marked the three-month anniversary of the Goodfellas star’s death by getting a new tattoo in his honor

Missing him: She previously shared other tributes to her lover, writing: 'I miss him every second of every day' on the month after his passing

Missing him: She previously shared other tributes to her lover, writing: ‘I miss him every second of every day’ on the month after his passing

The Good Fellas actor died in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic in May. According to iMDB, other projects he was working on at the time of his death included The Substance; April 29, 1992; and El Tonto.

Nittolo has previously shared other tributes following the actor’s passing, including photos of himself getting a tattoo in his honor in August.

“It was 3 months ago yesterday. It only seemed appropriate to do something meaningful that will be with me forever,” she wrote under snaps of black and white photos showing the tattoo process, before the final result that appeared to be a feather.

A month after his passing, she said, “There are no words to properly describe what someone goes through with this kind of unexpected loss. I miss him every second of the day.’

Too soon: The Goodfellas actor died in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic - where he was joined by Jacy - in May.  He was 67;  In the photo 2020

Too soon: The Goodfellas actor died in his sleep while filming Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic – where he was joined by Jacy – in May. He was 67; In the photo 2020

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