Patrick Swayze Sorely Regretted Not Becoming A Father, But A Son "May" Have Been Discovered After His Death

Date December 26, 2018 01:05

Actress Lisa Niemi said her biggest regret was never being able to have babies with her husband of more than 34 years, who died aged 57 after bravely battling pancreatic cancer. Her husband was Patrick Swayze.

The love story of Patrick and Lisa

Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze had one of the most romantic and enduring relationships in Hollywood. Soulmates and life partners, Swayze and his wife were each other's pillars of strength during 34 years of marriage.

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All throughout Patrick's battle with pancreatic cancer, Lisa was by his side to help him soldier on. Their fairytale romance was at times unspoiled, but the couple had their ups and downs.

In 2003, the pair separated for a year because Patrick developed a drinking problem, but the couple overcame this hiccup.


The pair first met in 1975 in Texas, at Patrick's mom's dance studio. They were married for over three decades until Patrick's untimely death in 2009.

Patrick's biggest regret was not having kids


In his memoir, The Time Of My Life, Patrick wrote of his longing for fatherhood, he said:

I couldn't wait to become a dad, to have a child with this woman I loved so dearly. And I wanted to be the best father I could be, the kind of father my dad had been to me. I felt completely crushed with grief. We wanted to try again, but the loss had been so devastating that we just couldn't do it right away. We figured we had plenty more years ahead of us. Eventually, we did start trying again, hoping Lisa would get pregnant. But she never did.

The late actor said he was thrilled when his wife Lisa Niemi got pregnant, but her miscarriage in her first trimester devastated them. After the miscarriage, the couple tried for another baby, but Lisa failed to get pregnant again.

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There is a possibility he has an unknown son

A man believed to be the late Patrick Swayze's secret son has been found after decades. The alleged son is Jason Whittle, who was born in 1973 and now is 45 years old.

Sources say if Jason's DNA matches, he can make legal moves for a chunk of the Dirty Dancing legend's $40 million legacy awarded to his wife, Lisa Niemi. The other Swayze relatives claim that Lisa used abusive methods to coerce Patrick to change his will seven weeks before his death to give everything to her.


Because Bonnie Kay, the woman Swayze had relations with, did not inform Jason until after Swayze had died, Jason eventually might be able to acquire as much as half of Swayze's $40 million estate .

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