Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, is candid about her first Christmas without her late husband.
The blogger posted throwback Instagram photos with the actor on Saturday, writing, “I sure didn’t think our first Christmas together (in the same city) last year would be our last.”
She noted that their 2021 celebration “was the first year he came to Chicago to spend Christmas with” his family.
“I’m so glad we had this special time together,” the 43-year-old continued. “Holidays are a time of hope, love and togetherness.
“I pray that if you miss a loved one this holiday season, that you will be blessed with many deep, loving memories and gratitude that will see you through,” Rizzo continued.
The real estate agent gushed about the “gratification” she now feels for her six years with the “Full House” alum, adding that “there’s no greater Christmas present than” these memories.
“I can’t thank you enough for almost a full year of all the love, support and kindness from everyone,” Rizzo concluded. “It means more than you think. I can only hope to show you how grateful I am and give it back a little over time.
The candid social media upload came nearly a year after the comedian was found dead in a Florida hotel room at the age of 65.
Saget’s death in January was “the result of blunt head trauma”, according to his autopsy report. The Grammy nominee suffered multiple skull fractures before his death, which was ruled an accident.
“They concluded he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and fell asleep,” his family said in a statement at the time. “No drugs or alcohol were involved.”
Saget is survived by Rizzo and the three children he shared with ex-wife Sherri Kramer – Aubrey, 35, Lara, 33 and Jennifer, 30.
Rizzo, who married the “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host in October 2018, has written her numerous messages via social media since her passing.
In October, she posted wedding photos while reflecting on “the most special day” of her life.
“You really were tougher and better and more wonderful and funnier and stronger and more caring than the rest of them,” she wrote at the time. “The world will never be the same without you. I love you forever.”