Who is Lionel Richie’s ex-wife Diane Alexander? Her Wiki-Bio: Age, Married, Plastic Surgery, Ethnicity


Who is Diane Alexander?

Diane Alexander was born on the 16th June 1967 in the United States, so her nationality is American and ethnicity white Caucasian. Diane was a dancer and a fashion designer, and besides that showed up in movies Lake Girls (1990) and Forget Paris (1995) as a dancer. She became famous mostly because of her relationship with Lionel Richie, and therefore she appeared dancing in his video Dancing on the Ceiling (1986). She wasn’t known to the public before this relationship.

Relationship with Lionel Richie

Diane Alexander was married to Lionel Richie; they tied the knot on the 21st December 1995 but they met much earlier, at the Los Angeles Olympics ceremony back then in 1984 when Lionel was singing. Two years after that they started their relationship when although still married, he was actually separated from his first wife Brenda Harvey. Brenda caught the couple in a hotel room, was furious and attacked her then husband, and because of that she was arrested and sued. Diane Alexander and Lionel Richie now have two children together – son Miles Brockman was born on 27th May a year before their marriage, and daughter Sofia Richie on 24th August 1998; Sofia is a model but she is mostly in newspaper for her relationship with Scott Disick.

Expensive divorce

The couple divorced in October 2003 after seven years of marriage. Lionel had to pay a huge amount of money as alimony, as Diane demanded $300,000 a month for herself and their children’s support!


Diane’s current partner

Diane has now moved on according, and has been engaged since 2015 to Dave Kenney – there is no information that they have split up, so it is believed that they are still together, but there is now evidence that they have married. Nevertheless, she is still friends with Lionel as there are many photos on her on Instagram of them with children.

Personal life

There is not much information about Diane’s early personal life, as she wasn’t a celebrity until she married Lionel. She still likes to keep her life away from media and as private as possible. Diane must love nature because most of her photos on social media involve landscapes and the beauty of nature. She is in a good shape even though she was born in 1967 so it’s blamed either on her good genes or on an active lifestyle. The alimony she asked for from her former husband Richie involved expenses she needed for a cosmetic surgeon, therefore it is assumed she uses some kind of plastic surgery services.

Career life

Diane was a dancer and she appeared in two movies and a video of Lionel Richie in one, which helped her to become famous. Currently she is a fashion designer, which is her main source of income. Diane had more advantages than disadvantages for being involved with Lionel, as it brought her money and some fame.

What is Diane doing today?

As mentioned, Diane is not so popular with the so there are not many sources that can tell what is going on with her life. She entered the spotlight again because of her daughter, model Sofia Richie. Sofia is currently a lot in the media because of her relationship with an older boyfriend, Scott Disick. After her mother met her boyfriend recently, Diane has had some attention again.

Net worth

As a former dancer and a current fashion designer, she is not a famous person and therefore she isn’t a really rich woman. The affair she had with a superstar Lionel Richie actually did her a favor: after divorce she got a huge amount of money as alimony which involves $300,000 per month, which included $20 000 for plastic surgery, $15 000 for clothing per month and $50 000 for other beauty treatments she apparently needs. According to the sources her net worth isn’t higher than $1 million.