Don Swayze has finally tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend Charlene Lindstrom Lehman. Don is the lookalike brother to actor Patrick Swayze who passed away untimely at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer.
The newlywed couple is extremely happy and full of joy as they have vowed to live their life together. Don Swayze’s family is overjoyed for the couple as well. The reports of their marriage came out earlier this year but the couple didn’t announce their wedding publicly. They got married in a secret ceremony on June 26 last year. After their romantic union, Don’s wife has changed her name from Charlene Lindstrom Lehman to Charlene Swayze.
As per various reports, the actor decided to exchange rings with his beloved girlfriend after his sister-in-law and his brother Patrick’s former wife Lisa Niemi got married to jeweler Albert DePrisco last May.
The True Blood star, Donald Swayze, aged 56 was previously married to actress Marcia Swayze aka Maria Rose Goebel but the couple divorced in 1993. Don and Marcia have a daughter named, Danielle Swayze who was born on April 8, 1988.
The announcement of Don’s marriage with girlfriend came as a surprise for his and fans. The younger brother of late Ghost actor wanted to keep his married life hushed up but the beans were spilled when one of the family members posted the news online.
The news of the couple’s wedding has brought smiles on the faces of Swayze family after a long time. Don and his family were devastated recently when they learnt that the signature on the will of the deceased Dirty Dancing actor, which he signed five weeks prior to his death, could have been forgerd.
According to the will, the entire $40 million property and estate goes to Patrick’s former wife Lisa Niemi. This particular incident has made all the members of Don’s family and friends suspicious. Several sources have also allegedly claimed that while signing the will, the Red Dawn actor was under heavy medications as part of a treatment of his pancreatic cancer, which made him practically incoherent. The actor died in 2009.
It is not sure when the actor started dating his other half Charlene but it has been known from various sources that the duo met each other a long time ago. They were together for years before getting married.
Don’s wife Charlene is a professional dancer and a theatre artist. She studied dance and theatre arts at De Anza College. She runs Recreation USA Now, a special place where people from children to adults learn gymnastics, dance, soccer, art, chess, guitar and piano. The 54 year old dancer raised her two daughters alone when her first husband died at the age of 36 in 1996. One of her daughter is developmentally disabled but Don has accepted her as his own child. The couple are pretty happy together with their daughters at the moment.
Don is not very active in social media sites like Twitter and Instagram.