Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi has found love with jeweler Albert DePrisco. Niemi was married to the debonair Swayze for 34 years and was at his side when he passed away in 2009. At Niemi's birthday party about a year and a half ago, Niemi was introduced to DePrisco by mutual friends and the two began dating. People has exclusively reported that DePrisco popped the question to Niemi on Christmas Eve.
A year after Swayze had died, Niemi was quoted telling People:
I would love companionship love. Absolutely. I hope I’m not one of these women who never want to have another relationship. But who knows, that’s another bridge I’ll cross when I come to it. I may get there and go, I don’t know. But I like to think that I can.
Clearly, Niemi has become able to open herself back up to love and we congratulate her on her new journey. But, it wasn't such an easy journey in the beginning of her relationship ... According to Radar Online, DePrisco was fearful that his brother's drug problems would drive Niemi away. Radar reported:
Albert’s brother Frank was arrested in February 2003 on charges of crack, cocaine and marijuana possession in Deerfield Beach, Florida, less than two miles from Albert’s Boca Raton penthouse ... After pleading no contest to charges of third-degree felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession, Frank received a total of 27 months on probation ... A source said Albert’s “worried if Lisa finds out about his brother’s drug arrest, it will reflect badly on him and his family."