Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, set to marry again
Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze’s widow, is engaged. The actress and dancer who was married to the “Dirty Dancing” actor for 34 years is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58. Her rep confirmed to People magazine that he proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve. The happy couple met through mutual friends at a birthday party for Niemi and have been together for a year and a half.
Niemi, 57, met Swayze when they were both teens at his mother’s dance studio in Texas. Swayze died in September, 2009 of pancreatic cancer, which he battled for nearly two years.
Niemi recounted their relationship and his illness in a best selling book, “Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward.”
A year after Swayze died, his widow told People that she would like to get married again.
"I would love companionship love. Absolutely. I hope I’m not one of these women who never want to have another relationship," she said. "But who knows, that’s another bridge I’ll cross when I come to it. I may get there and go, I don’t know. But I like to think that I can.”
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