Actress and dancer Lisa Niemi is engaged to 58-year-old jeweler Albert DePrisco. She lost her first husband, Patrick Swayze, to pancreatic cancer in September 2009.
Her rep confirmed, “Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve.”
Niemi, 57, met her future husband at a birthday party and they have been dating for the past eighteen months.
She hit social media late Saturday to share the news, “I know I’ve been very private about this, but now – I am so very happy 2 share this news with you. Very happy indeed.” She attached a link to the exclusive PEOPLE announcement.
A year after she lost her husband of 34 years, Lisa acknowledged: “I would love to experience 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.”
During one of their last official red carpet appearances, in late 2007, Swayze and Niemi posed at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas during the grand opening of the resort and casino.