GOODFELLAS star Ray Liotta passed away, leaving behind his fiancé Jacy Nittolo.
The couple began dating during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and got engaged around Christmas of that year.
Who is Jacy Nittolo?
Jacy Nittolo, 46, is Italian-American and began working as a hairdresser when she was 16.
She dreamed of owning the studio and when she married her now ex-husband, film producer Joey Nittolo, he bought her a hair studio, however it is not clear if she still works as a hairdresser.
With her ex-husband, Nittolo has four children, Dax, Chazz, Joey and Jade, all of whom live with her in their Malibu home.
Although Nittolo has a happy family life with her four children, her childhood was filled with tragedy.
In September 1995, her father and uncle were found guilty of hiring two hit men, Steve and Robert Homick, to kill their parents.
Her father died in prison in 2014.
Then, in 2000, her brother was in a car accident that caused severe brain damage.
In 2018, she posted a throwback photo of herself and her brother from 1978 alongside photos of him, grown, fully functional, and with a family.
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She wrote: “Serious brain damage in a no-fault car accident. 10 weeks in a coma, 2 brain surgeries later, months of living in Northridge Hospital, years of every type of physical therapy imaginable, and a family that’s been through enough to know they’ll never give up hope, who cares what is happening .
“He’s a true testament to how we roll… no matter what they say… we’re going to survive and come out on top, and he did it. Married, with a beautiful family and a quality of life most only dream of.”
How did Jacy Nittolo and Ray Liotta meet?
The couple were introduced by Liotta’s now 23-year-old daughter Karsen, whom he shares with ex-wife Michelle Grace.
Karsen was at a party when she met Liotta’s son and the two decided to introduce their parents.
In an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan in September 2021, Liotta said that when Nittolo found out who he was, she said, “Wait a minute, isn’t he in his 60s? I’m in my forties.”
He added: “But the buzz kill for me was that she also had a 10-year-old. When you’re in your 60’s the last thing you want is a 10 year old. Luckily this kid is very cool !”
The couple started dating in 2020 and Liotta said lockdown has brought them closer.
Liotta told PEOPLE in December 2021 that he was lucky enough to have met someone during the pandemic, adding, “It got us really, really close to the point where I’m engaged now.”
They got engaged on Christmas 2020 and Liotta revealed the news on his Instagram, writing: “Christmas wishes come true. I asked the love of my life to marry me and thank god she said yes!!!”
When did Ray Liotta die?
Liotta died in his sleep on May 26, 2022 while working on his upcoming film Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic.
He was 67 when he died and Nittolo was with him on the island. According to his publicist, there is no suspicion of third-party debt.
Liotta is best known for his role as Henry Hill in Goodfellas opposite Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro.
In a statement, DeNiro said, “I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s death. He’s far too young to leave us. Rest in peace.”
Pesci said in an email to NBC News, “God is a Goodfella, and so is Ray.”
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