Ray Liotta’s Family Speaks Out After Actor’s Death

Ray Liotta’s fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, has broken her silence on the actor’s death.

“My life these past couple of years have been nothing but truly magical,” Nittolo captioned a Saturday, May 28, Instagram slideshow of memories of the pair. “Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever. We laughed daily and we were inseparable.”

She continued: “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 that one dreams of.”

This statement comes after Liotta was killed while filming in the Dominican Republic. The actor’s publicist confirmed on Thursday, May 26, that he passed away in his sleep at the age of 67.

The following was written by the author before his death. GoodfellasActor was open about his changing family. Liotta, 6 months old, was adopted by a couple from New Jersey when he had just six months. The 2014 adoption of Liotta was by a couple from New Jersey. HannibalStar recalled what happened to him when he set out to find his birth mom.


Ray Liotta & Jacy Nittolo
Courtesy Jacy Nittolo/Instagram

“I realized when I met her that she did it for very valid reasons and then realized that almost 99 percent of kids that are put up for adoption, it’s for the betterment of the kid,” he said during an interview with Larry King in September 2014. “The household, the situation, the age just dictate that’s the best thing to do for the child.”

Liotta later admitted that learning more about his biological family didn’t change the way he viewed his loved ones. “The reality is, in terms of ethnicity, I have no idea what I am. I found out a lot of things from meeting my birth mother, but it didn’t change anything,” he told The GuardianSeptember 2021. “I just relaxed into, ‘This is the way my life turned out.’”

The Golden Globe nominee expanded his family with ex-wife Michelle Grace. They were married from 1997 to 2004, In 1998, they welcomed Karsen, their daughter.

Ray Liotta’s Fiancee Jacy Nittolo Speaks Out After the 'Goodfellas’ Actor's Death: ‘We Were Inseparable’

Ray Liotta & Jacy Nittolo
Courtesy Jacy Nittolo/Instagram

Karsen gushed previously about visiting her father while he worked, telling Teen Vogue in 2015, “I always go with him whenever I have a break. I enjoy hanging out on location and meeting people.”

The model also revealed that she was interested in following in her dad’s acting footsteps, adding, “I’m really into acting also, that’s been my focus since I was younger.”

Liotta reflected previously on the privilege of sharing the screen with his daughter. “My daughter playing my daughter in Shades of Blue,” he wrote alongside a still from the series, which aired from 2016 to 2018, via Instagram in December 2021.

After his split from Grace the actor finally fell in love with Nittolo. He proposed to her in December 2020.

“He was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known … and even that is an understatement,” Nittolo concluded her Saturday message.

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