Ray Liotta’s fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, shared a heartfelt tribute to the late actor on the first Thanksgiving since his untimely death.
“Thanksgiving 2019,” Nittolo captioned an Instagram post on Thursday featuring a throwback black-and-white photo of herself and Liotta. “I’ve been without Ray for almost 6 months now. Most days are unbearable. I find it hard to breathe without him.”
While Nittolo, 48, said she is still reeling from the “Goodfellas” actor’s death, she is “thankful for the memories” they shared, adding, “They were the best years of my life.”
Nittolo — who shares kids Dax, 24, Chazz, 22, Jade, 19, and Joey, 11, with ex-husband Joey Nittolo — thanked her children and family for being there for her during this difficult time.
The former hairstylist also sent a special thank you to Liotta’s 23-year-old daughter, Karsen, whom he shared with his ex-wife, Michelle Grace.
“I’m thankful for Karsen who laughs and cries with me daily,” she added. “We are connected for life.”
Nittolo concluded her message, “Even with such enduring pain, I feel blessed and I’m truly thankful.”
The “Field of Dreams” star announced his engagement to Nittolo in a December 2020 Instagram post.
“Christmas wishes do come true. I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!” he captioned a photo at the time, which featured his fiancée showing off her engagement ring.
Liotta died in his sleep on May 26 at the age of 67. The Emmy award-winning actor was in the Dominican Republic to film “Dangerous Waters” at the time.
Since Liotta’s death, Nittolo and his daughter have been keeping his legacy alive. In June, the women attended the premiere of his Apple TV+ series “Black Bird,” which was the last television project Liotta worked on before his death.