Patrick Swayze was a popular man with the ladies, but there was one woman who was able to steal the heart of the Dirty Dancing star. Patrick met Lisa Niemi back when she was only 14 years old when she was at the Houston Ballet Dance Company. He was the son of the director at the time (Patsy Swayze). The two started dating when she was 19. She captured his heart, and they were married for 34 years before Swayze lost his battle with cancer in 2009.
It’s been more than a decade, but Niemi has recently opened up about the details of her late husbands’ life, childhood, their relationship, and her life since he passed away. It is hard to go through these things, but Niemi has been able to overcome it all and become a voice for women and men who have gone through similar situations.
Keep reading to hear about the beautiful but complicated relationship between Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze.