Lisa Niemi, who became a widow after Patrick Swayze’s 2009 death from pancreatic cancer, has found love again. People reports that Niemi (57) is engaged to 58-year-old jeweler Albert DePrisco. DePrisco reportedly popped the question to his actress/dancer ladylove on Christmas Eve, following a year and a half of dating. The couple reportedly met through a mutual friend at Niemi’s birthday party. A representative for Niemi confirmed the happy news to People.

Lisa Niemi, Ghost: The Musical Opening Night
57-year-old Niemi is an actress in her own right.

Lisa had been married to Swayze for 34 years before the actor died in 2009. In 2010, she told People that moving on would be difficult, but that she was open to re-marrying at some point in the future. Back then, the widow said: “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.”

Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Planet Hollywood Grand Opening 2007
NIemi was open to re-marrying after Swayze's death in 2009.

Now, four years later, it looks like she finally has. And she chose a fitting time to announce it - the holidays are the season of engagements, after all. Congratulations to the happy couple for their wonderful news!