Swayze's Biggest Regret: No Kids

Actor writes about wish for fatherhood in memoir
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 4:11 PM CDT
Patrick Swayze kisses his wife, Lisa, in this 1997 file photo.   (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)
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(Newser) – Patrick Swayze desperately wanted to have children and was “crushed” when wife Lisa Niemi had a miscarriage, the Boston Globe reports. Swayze wrote of his longing for fatherhood in his memoir The Time of My Life: "I couldn't wait to become a dad, to have a child with this woman I loved so dearly.”

After the miscarriage: “We wanted to try again, but the loss had been so devastating that we just couldn't do it right away,” Swayze wrote. “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."