Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi were married for 34 years, but not everyday was filled with happiness.
Their relationship hit a crossroads when Patrick began drinking around 2006 - and she eventually left him.
"For me the worst thing about him was the drinking," said Lisa. "He had a different personality when he drank that much. He was the nicest man on the planet unless he'd had a drink."
And she was so worried to leave, that Lisa escaped in the middle of the night.
"People or animals could have got hurt when he was like that. It's not good to be around anyone like that," she continued. "He'd shoot the tyres off the car. I didn't want to take any chances."
Swayze did everything to heal his addiction. The actor went to rehab and even saw a psychic, but it wasn't until Niemi left that he quit drinking.
"We told each other we loved each other over and over again," she said regarding his attempts at recovery. "I never left the room without telling him. It still didn't feel like enough."
They had such a long-lasting marriage. Stay strong, bb.
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