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Patrick Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, finds love again

Kristyn Burtt is an IAWTV award-winning host and entertainment reporter. She currently hosts the recap shows for "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" on AfterBuzz TV and for "True Blood" on GeekNation.

She's engaged!

Love is just as sweet the second time around! Patrick Swayze's longtime love, Lisa Niemi, is engaged.

Lisa Niemi

Love is in the air this holiday season, for Lisa Niemi has found love a second time around. Patrick Swayze's widow got engaged on Christmas Eve.

The 57-year-old was married to the Dirty Dancing star for 34 years. Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in September 2009.

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A year after his passing, Niemi talked to People about possibly getting married in the future.

She revealed, "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."

The actress and dancer's new love is jeweler Albert DePrisco. According to People, the couple met at Neimi's birthday party through mutual friends. They have been dating for a year and a half.

Her rep confirmed, "Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve."

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Things were very sweet even at the beginning of their courtship. The National Enquirer reported on their early dating days back in the fall of 2012.

A source told the magazine, "Albert is very generous and has given Lisa some expensive jewelry from his family's shops. Lisa is very impressed, and her affection for him is obvious."

Niemi isn't the only one who got engaged over the Christmas holiday. Both Gabrielle Union and Evelyn Lozada have been showing off their gorgeous rocks on Instagram and Twitter.

Congratulations, Lisa and Albert!

Photo credit: WENN
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