Patrick Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi, has found someone she connects with after three years of being a widow.
Niemi says she met Albert DePrisco at a party for a mutual friend and they clicked immediately. Her rep gave the news to People Magazine, saying that while she is happy to have found someone, she isn’t rushing into anything.
“It’s new, and they’re taking it slow,” the rep says.
Swayze lost his battle with cancer in 2009, and since then Lisa has appeared on his behalf a few times, most notably at the unveiling of his wax sculpture in Hollywood last year. The couple were married for 34 years, so it will take some time for her to adjust to the loss. Still, she says it has gotten easier to accept over time.
“I know I’m stronger now. The fact that I’ve had some good days definitely gives me hope that I can have more.”
Both Swayze and Lisa were talented dancers and often performed together.