Who was Ray Liotta's fiancée? Actor's daughter introduced Jacy Nittolo, 46, to her dad

Liotta, who died on May 26, was last spotted in public as he held hands with his fiancée, 46-year-old Jacy Nittolo


                            Who was Ray Liotta's fiancée? Actor's daughter introduced Jacy Nittolo, 46, to her dad
Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo had been engaged since Christmas Day 2020 (jacynittolo/Instagram)
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Legendary actor Ray Liotta, known for his performance in the crime classic 'Goodfellas', died in his sleep on May 26, at 67. He was filming a movie in the Dominican Republic at the time of his death. The cause of his death has not been revealed.

“I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing,” his “Goodfellas” co-star Robert De Niro told New York Post. “He is way too young to have left us. May he Rest in Peace.” Martin Scorsese, the film's director, was “absolutely shocked and devastated” by Liotta’s death. “He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor,” Scorsese said in a statement.

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Before his death, Liotta was last spotted in public as he held hands with his fiancée, 46-year-old Jacy Nittolo, on May 1. The pair was seen walking down the street in Pacific Palisades, where he lived. They had earlier eaten at Spruzzo Italian restaurant. Liotta and Nittolo have been engaged since Christmas Day 2020. 

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Who was Ray Liotta's fiancée?

Liotta revealed his engagement to Nittolo in December 2020. On social media, the actor wrote, "Christmas wishes do come true. I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!"

Nittolo, 46, who is an Italian-American, began working as a hairstylist when she was only 16. When she married her former husband, Joey Nittolo, he bought her a hair studio. It is unclear if she still works as a hairstylist.

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Nittolo has four children with her ex-husband. All of them -- Dax, Chazz, Joey, and Jade --  live with her in their Malibu home. Despite her happy home life, Nittolo's childhood was full of tragedy. Her father and uncle were convicted in September 1995 of hiring two hitmen, Steve and Robert Homick, to kill their parents. Her father died in prison in 2014. In 2000, her brother suffered severe brain damage due to a car accident.

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Liotta and Nittolo were introduced to each other by Liotta's daughter, Karsen, at a party. In an interview on Live with Kelly and Ryan in September 2021, Liotta said that when Nittolo found out who the actor was, she said, "Wait a second though, isn't he, like, in his 60s? I'm in my 40s." He added, "But the buzz-kill for me was she also had a 10-year-old. When you're in your 60s, the last thing that you want is a 10-year-old. Luckily this kid is very cool!" The couple began dating in 2020 and were set to marry. 

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Who was Ray Liotta's wife?

Liotta married his ex-wife, actress and producer Michelle Grace, in February 1997. The two had met at a baseball game, where Grace's former husband Mark Grace was playing for the Chicago Cubs. Liotta and Grace later had a daughter, Karsen, now 23, before they divorced in 2004. However, the two remained friends even after their marriage and even collaborated on projects. Grace was born on December 4, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a producer and actress who has worked for films like 'Narc', 'Take the Lead' and 'The Rat Pack'.

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