Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze’s widow is engaged to marry jeweler Albert DePrisco, according to a Dec. 29 Fox News report. The couple met through mutual friends and has been dating for a year and a half.
People Magazine reports that a year after Swayze died, Niemi told the magazine she was open to the possibility of marriage. “I would love companionship love. Absolutely. I hope I’m not one of these women who never want to have another relationship. 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.”
Niemi got the bridge on Christmas Eve, when according to her rep, 58-year-old DePrisco proposed. 57-year-old Niemi met Swayze when they were both teens, and the couple was married for 34 years prior to the actor’s death in 2009.
Swayze died after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. Niemi fondly recalled their relationship and his illness in a best selling book, “Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward.”