Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, is moving on form the superstar’s death with the announcement that she is getting remarried. According to People magazine, Lisa Niemi is engaged to Albert DePrisco, a 58 year old jeweler. The couple first announced they were dating last October. They were introduced through a mutual friend. The couple has officially been together for a year and a half.
Rumors started circulating last month that Niemi and DePrisco were getting serious about marriage. Niemi recently bought a condo in Boca Raton, Florida so she could spend more time with DePrisco.
Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi started dating in the early 70’s, and they were married in 1975. They remained happily married for more than thirty years. Patrick Swayze died of complications related to pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Their marriage stayed strong even though Patrick Swayze was one of the most recognizable sex symbols in the world. Kirstie Alley recently gave an interview (below) where she admitted to falling in love with Patrick Swayze and chasing him pretty hard, even going so far as to offer him sex without his wife having to ever find out. She also claims the two had a long running affair, but that has not been confirmed.
Lisa Niemi was devastated by the loss of Patrick Swayze. It took her three years to stop wearing her wedding ring.
Last year, Lisa Niemi gave an interview to “New York Live” in which she discussed losing Patrick Swayze.
She said at the time:
“About a year ago or eight months ago, all of a sudden I had this bizarre thought and it didn’t really make sense to me, but I had a moment when I went, ‘you know what this ring says? I’m married to his physical form and actually my connection to him, since he has been gone, has been much deeper than that. And I felt like in a way, for me personally, wearing the ring was lying about the depth of our relationship.”
Do you think that it is too soon for Lisa Niemi to get engaged after losing Patrick Swayze?