patrick swayze widow lisa niemi getty Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi dating Albert DePriscoThree years after actor Patrick Swayze lost his battle with cancer at the age of 57, his widow Lisa Niemi is finally ready to move on. The two were married for 34 years before he passed away.

Niemi’s rep confirms to People that she has started seeing jeweler Albert DePrisco after the two met through a mutual friend at Lisa’s birthday party earlier this year.

“It’s new, and they’re taking it slow,” says Niemi’s rep.

Niemi surely had a lot of healing to do after losing her husband. At an unveiling for a sculpture of Swayze in Hollywood a year ago, Niemi told People, “It became clear to me that someone had put a lot of love into this, for a man I loved so very much.”

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