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Diane Alexander

Facts of Diane Alexander

Date of Birth: 1967 , June-16
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Diane Alexander
Birth Name Diane Alexander
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States of America
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Profession Fashion Designer
Net Worth Under Review
Salary N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Famous for Being the ex-wife of Lionel Richie
Married Yes
Married to Lionel Richie
Divorce Lionel Richie (d. 2003)

Quick Timeline of Diane Alexander

1967 Born in United States
1995 Made her debut from Forget Paris
2019 Estimated in Millions
1995 Got Married with Lionel Richie
2003 Separated due to Irreconcilable differences

Detail Timeline of Diane Alexander

May 16 , 1967

Born in United States

Diane Alexander was born on 16th June 1967 in the United States. She holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian descent. 


Made her debut from Forget Paris

Diane Alexander made her acting debut in 1995 from the movie Forget Paris. She then appeared in Lionel Riche's music video Dancing on the Ceiling. 


Estimated in Millions

Although Diane has not revealed her net worth to the public, she is surely enjoying a handsome amount of millions of dollars. Her annual salary as a Fashion designer was estimated around $65k. 

December 21 , 1995

Got Married with Lionel Richie

Diane and Lionel first met during the 1984 Olympic games. The duo started dating in 1986 when Lionel was still married to Brenda Harvey. After the divorce, Lionel married Diane on 21st December 1995. Together they share two children, MIles Brockman Richie and Sofia Richie. 


Separated due to Irreconcilable differences

Lionel decided to part ways due to personal irreconcilable differences and separated from his wife and Children. Their divorce was finalized in 2003 and their eight years of marriage came to an end. 


Diane Alexander is an LA-based former Dancer and Fashion Designer who is widely known as the second ex-wife of the American singer and actor Lionel Richie. They got married in 1995 and ended their relationship in 2003. Since then, Diane has been living a low-key life. Let us learn more about her lifestyle, current-relationship, and net worth.

Diane Alexander’s Early Life and Education

Diane Alexander was born on 16th June 1967, in the United States of America under the birth sign Gemini. She comes from White Caucasian descent and holds American nationality.

Besides this, information related to her childhood, family, and parents are unknown. The same goes for her education. Despite her fame, she has managed to keep her early life away from the spotlight.

Diane Alexander’s Professional Career

Alexander rose to the spotlight after her marriage with her the music sensation Lionel Riche. Prior to her marriage with Lionel, Diane worked as a fashion designer. She worked as a designer for quite some time.

As a dancer, she made an appearance in the 1995 film Forget Paris, co-starring alongside Billy Crystal and Debra Winger. She is also known for her work in Laker Girls and Lionel Richie’s video Dancing on the Ceiling

Personal Life- Who is she dating in 2019?

Diane is currently in a romantic relationship with an army officer named Dave Kenney. The couple started dating in 2015 and are also rumored to be engaged by various sources. 

Marriage and Divorce with first husband Lionel Richie

Prior to Dave, Diane was in a long-term married relationship with singer-songwriter Lionel Richie. They first met during the 1984 Olympic games where Lionel performed 'All Night Long' at the closing ceremony. 

The duo started dating in 1986 when Lionel was still married to his first-wife Brenda Harvey but had separated. After Lionel's divorce with Brenda in 1993, Alexandra had him all to her self. 

The couple welcomed their first child: son Miles Brockman Richie born on 27th May 1994. The pair tied the knot the following in 21st December in presence of family and friends. Similarly, on 24th 1998, they welcomed their second child: daughter Sofia Richie who is a model now and dating the American media personality Scott Disick.

However, their happy married life came to an end when Lionel decided to part ways due to personal irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in 2003 and was listed as one of the expensive divorces in the history of celebrities. 

Net Worth, Income Sources, and Salary

Alexander has not revealed her exact amount of fortune but going through her past records, we can assume that she is enjoying a lavish life with a million dollars in her pocket. While she worked as a fashion designer, she was reported to earn around $65k per year. 

Besides this, she also received a hefty sum of money from her divorce settlement. Diane was reported to have asked $20 million as alimony, $20k annually for her plastic surgery, $15k for her monthly expenses, and $50k for her massages and manicures. 

She was also said to have demanded around $300 thousand as alimony which consists of $36k for dermatology, $12k for laser hair removals, $180,000 for clothes, and $60k for jewelry. Although her demands were not met, Diane managed to grab a hefty sum of money. 

Social Media, Height, and Age

Diane is 52 years old as of 2019. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall in height and has beautiful black hair and dark brown eyes. She lives a low-key life and is not active on any social media platforms. 

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