Another chance at love. Ray Liotta and Jacky Nittolo were both divorced when they met, but they were giving love another chance together.
The end Freedmen the actor and former hairstylist went public with their romance in early 2020, shortly after Liotta’s turn in the critically acclaimed film Marriage story. The pair were pictured sharing a passionate kiss after having dinner in Malibu, California, where Nittolo lives.
In February of the same year, the duo made their red carpet debut at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, where Marriage story was nominated in several categories.
Ten months later, the heartbreakers The star announced that he had proposed to his love during the Christmas holidays. “Christmas wishes come true,” he wrote via Instagram in December 2020. “I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!”
That same month, Nittolo celebrated Liotta’s birthday with an Instagram photo of the duo dressed up for a formal occasion. “Happy birthday to the love of my life,” she captioned, adding heart and infinity emojis.
Although the early stages of their relationship happened at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Liotta later said the global health crisis actually helped solidify their romance. “Luckily, I had met someone, and it really, really brought us closer to the point now where I’m engaged,” he said. People in November 2021. “I heard that there are a lot of people whose relationship didn’t work out because they were together so much. But she’s just awesome.
Before he could get married, however, Liotta died in his sleep at age 67 in May 2022. His publicist told NBC News at the time that the actor was on location in the Dominican Republic working on the next film. Dangerous waters.
Before meeting Nittolo, the shades of blue alum was married to Michelle Grace from 1997 to 2004. The ex-spouses had a daughter Karen Liotta in December 1998. Karsen has since followed in his father’s footsteps, starring in films including hubie halloween and Teenage badass.
When she was growing up, she often accompanied her father to work. “I always go with him whenever I have a break,” she said teen vogue in July 2015. “I love hanging out and meeting people.”
Jacy, for her part, was previously married to Joey Nittolo. The couple share sons Dax, Chazz and Joey and daughter Jade.
In May 2021, Jacy shared an Instagram photo of her and her kids celebrating Mother’s Day with Ray. Karsen wasn’t there, but his future mother-in-law called out to him in her caption. “Anticipated Mother’s Day celebration with the crew ❤️,” she wrote at the time. “Missing @karsen_liotta.”
The field of dreams The star later revealed that Karsen was actually responsible for setting him up with Jacy. Karsen was at a party thrown by Jacy’s son, Chazz, when she met his mother and decided to play matchmaker.
“She said, ‘I want you to date my dad, I think you’d be perfect for my dad,'” Ray recalled during a September 2021 appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Jacy initially wanted “nothing” to have anything to do with an actor, but she eventually pulled it off.
Keep scrolling for Liotta and Jacy’s full relationship timeline.