Iconic actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi, melted hearts as they performed an emotional dance in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
A video posted to YouTube shows the couple moving the audience to tears with their performance of Whitney Houston’s “All The Man That I Need” during the 1994 World Music Awards.
The heartfelt dance number was the couple’s first time to dance on international television.
They exuded grace as they danced and spun across the dance floor. Patrick would take Lisa in his arms, spin her and lift her with much precision.
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They danced with so much intensity and emotion that many of the audience members were moved to tears. Patrick and Lisa danced like no one was watching, pouring their hearts into their performance.
It’s not hard to understand what motivated such a passionate performance, if one knows the couple’s love story.
CHARMING LOVE STORY
Patrick and Lisa first met at the Houston Ballet Company, which was owned and directed by his father. Their professional relations blossomed into a romantic affair. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage before Patrick’s passing in 2009 due to pancreatic cancer.
The video of the performance has been viewed more than 26 million times since it was uploaded to YouTube on September 7, 2008.
“So wonderful to see a husband and wife team dance so well together. It's so obvious they love each other so very deeply,” a YouTube user gushed.
“Was there anything Patrick couldn't do? He acts, sings, plays guitar, dances like he's floating on air, flies planes, excellent horseman, wonderful husband &, oh yeah, he's gorgeous too! ” another user commented.
A MAN OF MANY TALENTS
Patrick was, indeed, a multi-talented man. A rare video recently emerged online showing “Dirty Dancing” star presenting his champion stallion at a rodeo show.
Many persons associate the Patrick’s name to box-office hits “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost”. However, there was another side to the actor that not many people knew.
He was an active member of the Arabian Horse Network for many years and a recipient of numerous awards with his champion chestnut Arabian stallion, Tammen. Patrick got involved in rodeo as a teen, following in his father's footstep.
February 08, 2019