Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, marks first Christmas without ‘Full House’ star
December 26, 2022 | 3:28 p.m
Bob Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, is speaking candidly about her first Christmas without her late husband.
The blogger posted throwback Instagram photos with the actor on Saturday, writing, “I certainly didn’t think that 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” her family.
“I’m so glad we had that special time together,” the 43-year-old went on to write. “The holidays are a time for hope, love, and togetherness.
“I pray that if you’re missing a loved one this holiday season, that you’re blessed with many deep and loving memories and gratitude that will help carry you through,” Rizzo continued.
The realtor gushed about how “grateful” she now feels for her six years with the “Full House” alum, adding that “there’s no greater Christmas present than” those memories.
“I cannot thank you all enough for almost a full year of all the love and support and kindness from everyone,” Rizzo concluded. “It means more than you know. I can only hope to show you how thankful I am and give it back a bit over time.”
The heartfelt social media upload came nearly one year after the comedian was found dead in a Florida hotel room at age 65.
Saget’s January death was “the result of blunt head trauma,” according to his autopsy report. The Grammy nominee suffered multiple fractures to his skull before his death, which was ruled an accident.
“They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep,” his family explained 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 him many messages via social media since his passing.
In October, she posted wedding photos while reflecting on “the most special day” of her life.
“You truly were tougher and better and more wonderful and funnier and stronger and more caring than the rest,” she wrote at the time. “The world will never be the same without you. I love you forever.”