April 28, 2016 | Updated at 11:43 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Patrick Swayze Widow, Lisa Niemi, Engaged to Long-time Boyfriend: 'I Am So Very Happy'

Patrick Swayze's widow is set to get married again. Lisa Niemi, the actress and dancer who lost her husband of 34 years to pancreatic cancer in September 2009, is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58, her rep confirmed to People. The couple met through mutual friends at a birthday party for Niemi and have been dating for a year and a half.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Dec 29, 2013 10:43 AM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Lisa Niemi
Patrick Swayze's wife. (Photo : Reuters)

Patrick Swayze's widow is set to get married again.

Lisa Niemi, the actress and dancer who lost her husband of 34 years to pancreatic cancer in September 2009, is engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco, 58, her rep confirmed to People. The couple met through mutual friends at a birthday party for Niemi and have been dating for a year and a half. 

"Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve," the rep said.

The soon-to-be bride tweeted on Saturday, Dec. 28, "I know I've been very private about this, but now - I am so very happy 2 share this news with you. Very happy indeed."

Niemi, 57, met Swayze when they were both teens at his mother's dance studio in Texas, according to Fox News. She recounted their relationship and his two-year battle with cancer in the best-selling book Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward. A month after Swayze passed, Niemi spoke at the Women's Conference 2009 in Long Beach, Calif., telling attendees how she was coping.

"I am so grateful for what I had and my connection to [Patrick], and part of me believes that I will see him again, and I'm just going to have to go on until then," she said.

In 2010, she told the magazine she was open to the possibility of being 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." 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Teen Wolf

Anxious For 'Teen Wolf' Season 6? Check Out New Teasers From Set!

Anxious for 'Teen Wolf' season 6? Get your fix with new teasers from Melissa Ponzio and Jeff Davis.

The Flash

the Flash'sThe Man In The Iron Mask Is The Final Piece Of The Zoom Puzzle

Who is the Man in the Iron Mask? Carlos Valdes teases The Flash's next big reveal.

Blindspot

Have You Solved The Blindspot Anagrams? EP Drops Vital Hint

Unscrambling the episode titles won't be enough to contact your 'Blindspot' handler. Series creator Martin Gero explains.

Kathy Hilton, Kylie Richards & Kim Richards

Kathy Hilton Admits She's Friends With Lisa Rinna, Calls Out 'Jealous' Cast Member of 'RHOBH'

Lisa Rinna may be at odds with Kim Richards, but she's friends with her older half-sister, Kathy Hilton.

Monica Potter

Monica Potter Dishes on Spring Cleaning & Playing Herself

Hollywood star Monica Potter gives us all the necessary tips for spring cleaning, the inside scoop of her upcoming show on HGTV and more!

Real Time Analytics