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Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, is engaged

By April Neale Dec 30, 2013, 1:26 GMT

Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, is engaged

Patrick Swayze\'s widow, Lisa Niemi, is engaged.

Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, is engaged.

Actor Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi were married 34 years until pancreatic cancer took his life.

Niemi is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58. Her rep confirmed to People magazine that he proposed to Lisa this past Christmas Eve. The two reportedly 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 Houston. Swayze died in September, 2009 of pancreatic cancer which he battled for two years.

Niemi recounted their relationship and his illness in a best selling book, “Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward.”

She told People in a previous interview: "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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