Patrick Swayze's Close Friend Once Revealed the Late Actor's Biggest Regret in Life of Not Being a Dad
Patrick Swayze passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009. His close friends recently opened up recently to share memories of the late actor. During the interview, they revealed the actor had one regret in his life.
Dirty Dancing star, Patrick Swayze's close friend and former bodyguard, Frank Whiteley, recently spoke to Closer Weekly about the late actor. He opened up about some of his favorite memories about his friend.
He also revealed some unknown secrets about the star including his biggest regret. Whiteley began by telling a story about them driving down a California highway at 65 mph.
While driving, he turned around to look for Patrick and noticed he wasn't in his seat anymore. Whiteley said:
“I looked in the rearview mirror to see if he crawled over the seat. He wasn’t in the vehicle. I look out and see a shadow on the ground and people [watching] in awe. He was standing on top of the Suburban with his arms out, doing the Titanic pose! He’s yelling at me to keep it at the same speed.”
Another friend, Stacy Widelits revealed that she was most impressed by his athleticism. Widelitz had co-written the Dirty Dancing love song “She’s Like the Wind” with Patrick.
“He was probably the greatest natural athlete I ever saw. Anything physical he wanted to do, he just excelled at,” said Widelitz.
Journalist Alex Simon also revealed that the actor “had the soul of an artist.” Whiteley then opened up about Patrick's private life.
"He wanted to be a dad more than anything."
He spoke about his long marriage to Lisa Niemi, saying:
“Buddy [his nickname for Patrick] loved that woman more than life itself. They fought like married people do, but he loved her with his dying breath.”
Whiteley then went on to make the biggest revelation. He explained that Patrick biggest regret in life was that he and Lisa could not have children together. Especially after her miscarriage in 1990.
“It broke his heart,” Whiteley confessed. “He wanted to be a dad more than anything. He had skills, knowledge, kindness, and love — everything a child would want.”
“My regret is that I didn’t tell him that I loved him enough over that entire 34 years.”