Diane Plese is a Canadian Optometrist who came to the limelight when she got married to the popular Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality, Robert Herjavec. It is noteworthy that Plese’s marriage to Herjavec did not just bring her to the limelight but also did something else; became a pointer to the fact that couples could have the best in life inclusive of a wonderful home, wealth, adorable kids, and fame, but still opt for separation in their ‘dream marriage’.
Plese and Herjavec had a wonderful life and they shared life as a married couple for a long time. As a matter of fact, they remained married for over two and a half decades before their marriage hit the rocks in 2015.
Diane Plese Met Robert Herjavec For The First Time When He Was Her Patient
Like we have mentioned already, Diane Plese is an optometrist. Her work as an eye doctor lets her meet hundreds of people who have eye problems and those who need help to get their defective eyes back to full functionality. One of the people she happened to meet in the course of her work was her future husband, Robert Herjavec.
The duo met for the first time when he came to see her after booking an appointment with her hospital. When they set eyes on each other, they realized the attraction was there. According to Robert, it was love at first sight for them. So, it was not too long after that they started dating and their romance kicked off. Herjavec was 26 years old when they met and he was not yet the multi-millionaire the world knows him to be now.
Plese was excited about her romance with Herjavec when they started dating, especially because he was a very optimistic person. Speaking with the National Post in 2010, Plese explained that her husband was always happy and too positive. According to her, everything was positive and wonderful to Herjavec, and sometimes it was irritating to her because she often wondered why she can’t be that happy all the time just like he was.
They Wedded in a Croatian Church and Had Three Children
After dating for some time, Diane Plese and Robert Herjavec decided to get married and take their relationship to the next level. The couple got married in 1990. Their wedding ceremony held inside a Croatian church in Ontario, Canada. Their decision to get married inside a Croatian church may have had to do with the fact they are both children of Croatian immigrants as reported by Closer Weekly.
The marriage between Diane and Robert brought forth three amazing children. They have a son named Brendan and two daughters named Skye and Caprice. Details about when their children were born are not readily available at the moment.
Also, other details about the children remain quite elusive as the parents try as much as possible to keep them away from the eyes of the media. However, we know that they are now all grown up.
Diane Plese and Robert Herjavec Were Married For 26 Years Before It All Ended
Diane Plese and Robert Herjavec enjoyed a wonderful marriage that lasted a long time. As a matter of fact, they stayed together for an amazing 26 years before the union crashed.
Their love journey had begun smoothly and endeared them to the hearts of many but things eventually took a bad turn in 2014. In July of that year, it was announced that the couple had separated. Nearly two years later in early 2016, divorce proceedings were finalized.
Rumors of Robert’s Extra-Marital Affairs May Have Caused The Split
When they divorced, both Diane Plese and Robert Herjavec refused to state why they decided to end what appeared to be a really happy union that lasted for decades. So, the true cause of their split is not 100% certain at the moment.
However, the divorce may not be unconnected with Robert Herjavec’s rumored extramarital affair with an Australian dancer named Kym Johnson who became his wife not long after his divorce from Diane. Also, a report by the Toronto Sun claimed that Herjavec had an affair with American actress Danielle Vasinova from 2013 to 2015. This resulted in a legal battle and may have affected Diane Plese’s desire to part ways.
In any case, the divorce hit Robert Herjavec really hard and he even contemplated suicide at some point especially because his kids stopped speaking to him for some time. Eventually, he got himself back on track again.
Diane Plese Received Several Million Dollars After Her Divorce
Most times when marriages involving celebrities hit the rock, there are court injunctions and a verdict on the wealth of the couple. The partner with lesser earnings most times gets a large settlement from the richer partner. This similar scenario played out in Diane Plese’s divorce from Robert Herjavec.
In June 2019, years after their divorce, Herjavec was ordered by a judge to pay his wife $125,000 a month in support. The judge also ruled that Herjavec must pay Diane additional sums that amounted to a whopping $25 million as what she received from the marriage.
At the moment, Robert Herjavec is worth about $200 million so this will not be a problem.
What Diane Plese’s Life After Divorce Looks Like
The Canadian doctor chose to return back to her quiet life after her divorce from Robert. This was exactly her life before she met him and during their marriage in the 1990s so it was not hard at all for her to continue living a life away from the limelight. From all indications, Diane Plese has returned to her medical practice while still managing to avoid the media as much as possible.
On the other hand, not long after their divorce, Diane’s ex-husband found love in the arms of Kym Johnson whom he got engaged to on February 27, 2016, and married on July 31, 2016. The pair have been together since then and have welcomed a set of twins; a boy and a girl, born on April 23, 2018.