24. Oktober 2018 - 19:44 Uhr / Marion Wierl
She Shared Swayze's Passion for Dancing

Patrick Swayze's (†57) Widow Lisa Niemi Today

Lisa Niemi Patrick Swayzes Widow Today

This is what Lisa Niemi Swayze looks like today.

Lisa Niemi was the woman at Patrick Swayze's side for most of his life and they remained deeply in love up until his death in 2009. The couple were not only partners in private, but also professionally.

Patrick Swayze (†57) is one of the most popular actors of all time. He became a legend playing dance teacher Johnny in the cult movie Dirty Dancing. Patrick Swayze had one of Hollywood's most impressive careers, and became an A-list actor.  

Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi

Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi have been married for 34 years.

In 2009, the popular actor died from pancreatic cancer at just fifty-seven years old. His widow, Lisa Niemi (62), was always at his side, both during his exciting career and through his battle against cancer.

The couple was married for thirty-four years. They met when Lisa Niemi took dance lessons with Patrick's mother, Patsy Swayze (†86). At the time, Lisa was just fifteen. They got married in June 1975, but never had children.  

Lisa, who is also a professional dancer, appeared in several films during Swayze's lifetime Lisa. They founded a production company together and even acted alongside one another in the movie One Last Dance. After Patrick Swayze's death, Lisa retired from show business for good.

Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi.

Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi.

Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi today

Ever since she lost her husband to pancreatic cancer, Lisa Niemi has been involved in various charitable organisations. She is an ambassador for the Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, an charity dedicated to the fight against pancreatic cancer.

A few weeks after the death of her husband, Lisa Niemi published her biography The Time of My Life, which she wrote together with Patrick Swayze before his death.

Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi in 2005

Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi in 2005.

Lisa Niemi remarried

The book became a huge success and made it onto the New York Times Best Seller list. Niemi published her second book Worth Fighting For in 2012, which also became a bestseller. Lisa and Patrick were horse lovers and bred Arabs, a hobby Lisa continues to pursue.

Lisa Niemi married the jeweller Albert DePrisco (62) in 2014 and the couple live in Florida.