During the dance, their chemistry was very evident.
Ever since Dirty Dancing was released, Patrick Swayze has been known for his graceful moves. His skills became the talk of the town and it left a mark on people who saw the film that was released in 1987.
Years later, in 1994, at the World Music Awards, the actor delivered a performance that was even more intimate and captivating. This time instead of any other actor, he was dancing with his wife, Lisa Nieme. This occasion also marked the first time that the couple appeared together on stage before such a large audience.
The couple danced to the famous Whitney Houston's song All The Man That I Need. The heartfelt dance is being discussed even almost three decades later. The performance was special because it managed to capture the two of them in their true form.
According to the 2009 biography Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance, Patrick said after the dance, "It was a very special experience for me for the world to see what an absolutely beautiful miracle angel she is," per PEOPLE.
The couple, who first met at Swayze's mom's dance studio in 1975, were married for nearly 34 years.
During the time they were married, they had their fair share of ups and downs, including the time they split for a year in 2003, after Swayze picked up a drinking problem. But the couple was determined to resolve any differences that kept them apart, and they got back together stronger than ever to continue their lifelong commitment to each other, reports Good HouseKeeping.
Looking back on her marriage to Swayze, Nieme stated, “No relationship is perfect, you hang in there and you don’t give up. And of course, you are going to have bad times. I would be with Patrick a million times over if I could — warts and all,” Woman Magazine quoted her.
Even when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, his wife stood beside him like a rock.
After twenty long months of fighting the disease, Swayze passed away, leaving Neimi overwhelmed with grief. After those utterly difficult months of losing her soulmate, Neimi opened up about her biggest regret about her marriage. “My regret is that I didn’t tell him that I loved him enough over that entire 34 years,” she confessed.
Swayze may no longer be alive, but his legacy will always live on. Dirty Dancing will be back in theaters to mark its 35th anniversary. Dirty Dancing, hosted by Fathom Events, will be screened at theaters across the country on August 14th and 17th.
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