Lisa Niemi unveiled a new wax statue of her late husband, and joined him in balancing on a log over an imaginary lake – recreating the famous scene from Dirty Dancing when Swayze teaches Jennifer Grey's character the importance of balance in dance. Two years after his death, Niemi was honored to unveil the statue. "It became clear to me that someone had put a lot of love into this, for a man I loved so very much," she said.
In 2010, Jennifer Grey fascinated audiences on Dancing With the Stars, braving injury to take home the win. In an Us Magazine cover story, the elegant performer admitted she'd felt pressure to alter her appearance before the show, but chose not to after her husband advised her to be herself. She wisely opined, "Aging is inevitable and the idea that we can be eternally youthful is the pitfall of our society."