This is Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi’s one regret about her marriage to the legendary actor

Actress Lisa Niemi opened up about her biggest regret from her marriage to Patrick Swayze.

Niemi, 62, gave a talk in California a few months after the legendary actor died from pancreatic cancer in September 2009, as reported by Woman Magazine.

View this post on Instagram

Actor, Singer, Dancer Patrick Swayze. Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences, and status as a teen idol and sex symbol. Swayze became known to the film industry after appearing in The Outsiders (1983) as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. The following year, Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn (1984); in 1986, Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood (1986). His first major success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, which was set during the American Civil War. Swayze's breakthrough role came with his performance as dance instructor Johnny Castle in the film Dirty Dancing (1987), alongside his Red Dawn co-star Jennifer Grey. Dirty Dancing, a coming of age story, was a low-budget film that was intended to be shown in theaters for one weekend only and then be released on video, but it became a surprise hit and achieved an enormous international success. It was the first film to sell one million copies on video, and as of 2009, it had earned over $214 million worldwide. Swayze received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the role, and sang one of the songs on the soundtrack, "She's Like the Wind,” which he had originally co-written with Stacy Widelitz. His biggest role came when he starred in Ghost (1990) with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. During his career he received three Golden Globe Award nominations and was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991. He was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2009. #patrickswayze #actor #singer #dancer #songwriter #stage #broadway #film #television #theoutsiders #dirtydancing #ghost #jennifergrey #demimoore #whoopigoldberg #patsyswayze #lisaniemi

A post shared by Donnie (@donniehollywood) on

The couple, who were married in June 1975, melted hearts as they performed an emotional dance in Monte Carlo, Monaco during the 1994 World Music Awards.


During their 34 years together, Niemi said she did not tell Swayze she loved him enough and she regrets that.

She tried to make up for it by telling the actor "I Love You" multiple times day by day in the last months of his life. However, she'd come up short on time. 

“My regret is that I didn’t tell him that I loved him enough over that entire 34 years," the actress said.

This confession is a piece of evidence to how much Niemi loved the award-winning actor.


The couple, who were married in June 1975, melted hearts as they performed an emotional dance in Monte Carlo, Monaco 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. Swayze would take Niemi in his arms, spin her and lift her with much precision.

They danced with so much intensity and emotion that many of the audience members were moved to tears. Swayze and Niemi 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.

Swayze and Niemi first met at the Houston Ballet Company, which was owned and directed by his father. Their professional relations blossomed into a romantic affair.


It was announced in December 2013 that she was engaged to jeweler Albert DePrisco. In May 2014, the couple were married.

Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more.

Related posts
Life Mar 13, 2019
Lisa Niemi Swayze Expresses Her Support to Alex Trebek Amid Cancer Battle
Dec 16, 2018
Claims of abuse Patrick Swayze suffered before his death
Celebs Mar 08, 2019
Patrick Swayze Was Brutally Bullied as a Child until His Father Gave Him Life-Changing Advice
Wikimedia Commons
TV Mar 23, 2019
After 34 Years of Love with Patrick Swayze and His Death, His Ex-Wife Is Married Woman Again