Folks are always very concerned with the romantic lives of celebrities. In some instances, it seems like folks are actually more emotionally invested in the relationships of public figures than their own. Maybe it's because they want to see that folks they respect and admire go through the same trials and tribulations with love as they do.
And fans of The Many Saints of Newark star Ray Liotta who have probed into his dating history have discovered that he is recently engaged.
Who is Ray Liotta dating?
Ray announced in late 2020 that he and his girlfriend Jacy Nittolo had gotten engaged! They shared the news on Instagram in an adorable post. Ray wrote, "Christmas wishes do come true. I asked the love of my life to marry me, and thank God she said yes!!!"
Jacy shared the same photo on her own Instagram account but added a very cute outtake where the two of them are laughing and are clearly having a grand old time.
The couple were first seen dating around a year prior to their engagement in December of 2019. A few weeks later, in January of 2020, they were snapped sharing their "first public kiss."
It appears that the pandemic only brought them closer together (kind of had no choice during those scarier months, did they?).
But how did they meet in the first place?
It could come down to a Hollywood connection. Jacy's former husband is Joey Nittolo, a producer known for his work on A Man Apart, Man vs. Vegas, The Badge, Poolhall Junkies, and others.
It could be that Ray and Jacy knew of one another because they were both "in the business" so to speak. Jacy and Joey finalized their divorce in June of 2017, according to L.A. County Records.
Ray was also married previously. In 1997, he tied the knot with actress/producer Michelle Grace (The Rat Pack, Narc). The two were wed by an Elvis impersonator but ultimately called it quits in 2004.
The Goodfellas actor has been romantically linked to other actresses as well. It's been reported that he dated Susan Keith in 1980 and Heidi Von Beltz the following year.
At the height of his fame after Goodfellas, Ray dated Blame It on Rio actress Michelle Johnson, followed by Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight actress Sherrie Rose.
After his divorce from Grace, he was linked to Donna Puzio from 2003-2004, and then Sleepy Hollow and Ash vs. Evil Dead actress Jill Marie Jones in 2006.
His next long-term relationship came in 2007; Ray dated actress Catherine Hickland, who's best known for her recurring role as Lindsay Rappaport on One Life to Live.
Gangster flick fans were excited to learn about Ray Liotta's 'Many Saints of Newark' casting.
The HBO Max film's trailer opens with Ray Liotta's character being visited by Dickie Moltisanti while in prison. The Sopranos prequel features a young Tony (played by James Gandolfini's son) and a slew of head nods to other recognizable faces and beloved characters in the series.
If you're interested in checking the movie out, it'll be released on Oct. 1, 2021 on HBO Max.