Lisa Niemi has found true love for a second time. Patrick Swayze's widow married jeweler Albert DePrisco in Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday, May 25.
Niemi, 57, and DePrisco, 58, first met through friends and dated for over a year before getting engaged last December. He proposed on Christmas Eve.
Niemi was married to Dirty Dancing and Ghost star Swayze for 34 years before he passed away at 57 from pancreatic cancer in September 2009.
After losing her beloved husband and life partner, Niemi opened up about what it was like to fall in love again with DePrisco in an April 2014 blog post.
"They say that falling in love is wonderful," Niemi wrote on her website, while describing her feelings about DePrisco in great detail. "That sick feeling."
"The butterfly stomach, the rubbery legs, the diminished mental capacity. A feeling of being paralyzed, like some kind of speared fish, floating helplessly."
Sounds potent! She wrote of splitting with her now-husband briefly in 2013, "I spent the next two mornings sobbing inconsolably for hours in private."
"My behavior was so crazy. But it had only been a few years since my husband had died," she went on, noting that this played a role in her emotions.
"It was later that I realized that the separation had triggered all my fears, my emotions, the pain of, once again, having someone taken away from me."
"But I have to say, as devastating as the loss of my husband has been, would I go back and start all over again with him, even knowing the tragedy that lay ahead?"
"Yes. I would. A thousand times over. Instead of walking away, or trying to find a way to be safe in a situation that threatens to annihilate me. Embrace ALL of it."
"Without holding back, without looking for a quick-exit rope."
We're so glad it worked out. Congratulations, Lisa Niemi!