Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, starts dating again
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Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, starts dating again

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Oct 08, 2012 at 5:51 AM PDT
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Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, has started dating again after three years of his death, and the man she chose for herself is a jeweler by the name of Albert DePrisco.

For Lisa Niemi, starting to date again was as difficult after Patrick Swayze as starting on your first day at school, but the woman has finally taken this step. Niemi is the widow of Patrick Swayze, who passed away almost three years ago. Swayze was most famously known for his role in the movie "Dirty Dancing".

Lisa Niemi, 56, is currently seeing 57-year-old Massachusetts-based jeweler by the name of Albert DePrisco. According to the latest reports, both Niemi and DePrisco are taking things slow at the moment, because it is a very difficult step for Niemi to take. Niemi and DePrisco met through a mutual friend during an event which was held to celebrate her birthday. The two seemed to connect with one another, but at the same time DePrisco was very much aware of the fact that he would have to be really patient around Niemi because of her issues with meeting and dating a new person.

Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi were married for 34 years and totally in love with each other. Swayze and Niemi were both actors and dancers. They first met in 1970, when Swayze was 18 and Niemi was 15-year-old. Both of them were taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother and fell in love from the beginning. Both of them got married in 1975 and their love remained strong and thriving till Swayze passed away in 2009 due to pancreatic cancer. They did not have any children together, but still remained one of the strongest couples of all time.

When Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, Niemi was devastated, but she remained hopeful and strong till the end and was by his side at the time of his death.

The reason why Niemi's decision to date someone else is creating waves is because she was extremely heart-broken after Swayze's death and it seemed as if she would never try her luck with another man again.

Last year, Niemi helped with the celebration of her late husband's wax statue launch at Madame Tussauds. "When the curtain actually dropped, I was grateful for all the confetti," Niemi told OTRC.com at the time. "I was kind of bracing myself because I wasn't sure how I'd react. Of course as wonderful and fabulous and festive an event this is, it can't help but feel a little bittersweet. I loved him so much. I am so happy that it came out as beautifully as it did. I think Madame Tussauds put a lot of TLC into this."

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