21 years ago, at the World Music Awards, Patrick Swayze and his wife took to the stage to perform a dance routine in front of thousands of people. The routine, which was performed as a tribute to Whitney Houston, was also broadcast live on international TV. Whilst Swayze was a classically trained ballet dancer, his wife – Lisa Niemi – took lessons from Patrick’s mom, which was where the couple first met. Their dance, to Houston’s 1991 smash ‘All the Man That I Need,’ was so touching that it brought the audience to their feet in tears.
The high school sweethearts were married in 1975, and remained so until Swayze’s tragic death from cancer in 2009.