Lisa Niemi, the actress and dancer who was married to Patrick Swayze for 34 years, is engaged to her jeweler Albert DePrisco. Swayze died in September 2009.fp_1250566_swayze_patrick_r


“Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve,” the rep says. “I would love companionship love. Absolutely. I hope I’m not one of these women who never want to have another relationship,” Niemi said. “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 couple met through mutual friends at a birthday party for Niemi and have been dating for a year and a half.

A year after Swayze died, Niemi, 57, told PEOPLE she was open to the possibility of being married again.