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Patrick Swayze's Widow Speaks About Their Marriage

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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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18 comments to “Patrick Swayze's Widow Speaks About Their Marriage”

  1. AMIEE says – reply to this


    1

    r.i.p swayze



  2. 2

    tyres? are you fuckin serious? learn to spell fatass



  3. 3

    Spellcheck please!!!



  4. 4

    Does she say what triggered him to start drinking? Was he diagnosed at that time? Sad to go through that- but they loved each other enough to work through it- that's great. Very sorry he's gone and went through such pain.

    Scotticas, tyres is correct spelling in several other English speaking countries that are NOT the USA AND he was quoting Her.



  5. 5

    OH PUHLEEZE, CLEARLY SHE WAS HIS BEARD!!!

  6. Lucas says – reply to this


    6

    TYRES?????



  7. 7

    I also read that she "never saw him as sexy" hmmm. Seems to have been a great deal hidden & unspoken in their relationship. NOT the love…clearly they loved each other. Maybe just not…



  8. 8

    Re: HumansRstrange – Where did you read this? I don't doubt you, just am curious as I've always heard the opposite. They were both dancers so had that sexy vibe going. Do you think he was gay? I never felt that, thought they were one of those rare Hollywood (and regular) couples who were really in love. Maybe I'm just naive… :(



  9. 9

    It must help her grieving process to write about him. I am glad she is. Patrick was fascinating and so private that not much is known about his personal life. All of you saying he was gay and she was a beard are fantasizing. You have no clue, and it doesn't matter anyway.



  10. 10

    everyones got their demons…but hurt'n animals i DON'T LIKE!!



  11. 11

    Tyres?



  12. 12

    Why "bash" when he's not around to defend? Is this a desire to share your pain or just being an attention whore? The MAN gave us his best - I am greatful & he has my respect.



  13. 13

    I hate to sound cold, but this marriage was interesting to the two people who were in it. Why does she keep revealing such private moments for the public? It's not a fascinating story, and some things should be kept private because Patrick Swayze isn't here to defend himself.



  14. 14

    So why does she feel she needs to talk about this now.
    He is dead. Move on.
    Why does everyone feel the need to talk talk talk about this private stuff.
    nothing is sacred. nothing is private. I am sick of hearing every detail.
    No more interviews. Don't answer if asked.
    Lisa you look like an idiot now



  15. 15

    This was written by someone in the UK.. they spell tires, tyres!



  16. 16

    Stay strong Niemi. Rest in peace Patrick Swayze. Use spell check Perez!

  17. aeren says – reply to this


    17

    una vez leída la entrevista en su totalidad, no me queda claro el motivo por el cual ella hace ese tipo de declaraciones, ¿por dinero? ¿para dar publicidad a su libro? creo que ahondar en detalles sobre el alcoholismo o decir que espera enamorarse otra vez, no la dejan en buen lugar ante la opinión pública.

  18. aeren says – reply to this


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    Re: aeren
    por lo que considero que realmente es sincera en sus declaraciones y por tanto considero que es una mujer fuerte, luchadora y con ganas de salir adelante cuando el camino más fácil sería hacer un papel de viuda completamente destrozada por el dolor