Patrick Swayze showed off his skillful moves once again at the World Music Awards in 1994 and this time he would perform an even more intimate number than before.
Patrick Swayze marked his place in Hollywood with his hit movie, Dirty Dancing. The 1987 Emile Ardolino romantic dance film cemented the late star's image as an amazing actor and an even better dancer. Swayze showed off his skillful moves once again at the World Music Awards in 1994 and this time he would perform an even more intimate number than before.
It was a brilliant performance that was televised internationally and one that is still talked about to this day. Millions of viewers tuned in to see Swayze dance to the famous Whitney Houston song All The Man That I Need. But this time, the actor chose a very special partner to share the stage with, his beloved wife, Lisa Nieme.
It was the first time the couple had danced to the song together and Swayze managed to bring on the same if not more heat into the performance. It had been seven years since Dirty Dancing was released but the actor still manage to remind everyone why they fell in love with the movie in the first place.
Swayze's chemistry with Lisa was undeniably good just like their beautiful relationship which was tragically cut short when he passed away in 2009. The pair met in the early 1970s when Swayze's mother, a dance instructor, was offering Lisa lessons. They were teenagers when they began dancing together and soon started dating too.
They tied the knot in 1975 and enjoyed 34 years of marital bliss before the inevitable happened. Swayze succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2009 but years after his death Lisa continues to honor his spirit. "I still feel like he’s in my life. When you move past the extreme pain of losing someone you love, you actually become close in a different way," she told PEOPLE in 2019.
"He’s still in my dreams," she said of Swayze. "In the beginning you kind of think the pain is going to help you hold on to them, and it doesn’t. But I haven’t lost him, and that was my fear." Even though Lisa remarried she still believes she can sense Swayze’s presence.
"I was driving down the road, and Emmylou Harris’s version of 'Wayfaring Stranger' was playing on the radio, and I really got that he’s just on the other side. Almost so close I could touch him," she recalled. Lisa is sure that she will be reunited with her soulmate after death. "Yeah. He’ll be waiting for me. And that’s a wonderful thing," she shared. It is quite unusual for famous couples to share such intimacy and love as the two did. Their love story is one for the books.
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