Diane Plese is an optician who became known to the media as the wife of shark tank entrepreneur Robert Herjavec. Their marriage lasted about 25 years before they separated in 2015 for the reasons best known to them. Plé’s relationship with the mogul investor attracted a lot of media attention, and many people wanted to know more about her own life. Follow us as we try to reveal some facts about them.
Diane Plese Wiki/Age, Optometry Career
Plese was a normal person who lived her life until the fame of her husband Robert pushed her into the limelight. Therefore there is not much information about her upbringing, as would be the case with an average celebrity. However, it is known that she was born and raised in Toronto and is a Canadian citizen. Her date of birth is not known to the public, which makes it difficult to determine her age.
It is not known when Plese started her optometry career, but thanks to this article in the National Post it is known that she was already practicing in 1990 when she married Robert, who was not famous and not wealthy at that time. From the same article, it is known that Plese met Robert for the first time in the hospital. He was her patient, and for the first time, they saw that they were keen on each other.
Apart from that, not much is known about Plese’s optometry career. However, from the few interviews, she has given to the media, it is clear that Plese is as smart and intelligent as Robert, no wonder they fell in love.
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Diane Plese Married/Divorce
Plese and Robert remained married for over two decades before they were separated in 2014. 25 years may seem like enough time to get to know someone and to fit into their life, whatever may come, but you know, people change and eventually grow apart.
When the news of their breakup hit the media, there were many rumors about a possible reason, including that Robert was cheating on her with his Dancing with the Stars partner Kym Johnson, but Plese was quick to expose this.
“Robert is a caring husband and a responsible person towards his family, but I can’t live with him anymore and the reasons for our separation are not disclosed in public,” said the optician.
The divorce was so bad for Robert that he even thought of suicide. “I just wanted to end it,” he told people in 2015. “It was an awfully difficult year. We were great parents and a great team, but in time we grew apart.”
In another post-divorce statement, Robert said, “Human relationships are so difficult… I wish our family nothing but love and peace as we move away from them.
While Plese hid the reason for her divorce, her statement in a 2010 interview with the National Post revealed some things she did not like about her husband Rob.
She had said: “It’s kind of irritating. Why can’t I be this happy all the time? For him, everything is positive and wonderful. He calls me Miss Negative, but I’m the reality check.”
After several months of separation, Plese and Robert finalized their divorce in early 2016. In August of the same year, Rob made the covenant for life with his Dancing with the Stars partner Kym Johnson, with whom he is said to have cheated on Plese.
When a couple of divorces, one of the issues is who gets what from their joint assets, especially when one of the divorcees is incredibly rich like Robert. Reportedly, the couple had never signed a prenuptial agreement. In the end, Rob’s $200 million fortune was split in half, so Plese’s net worth can be estimated at about $100 million.
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Diane Plese Kids
Diane’s 25-year marriage to Robert produced three children. A boy named Brendan and two daughters named Skye and Caprice. The family lived in a 50,000 square foot mansion in Toronto, Canada.
It’s not clear if the house was part of the 50% of Rob’s estate that Plese received.
Watch Plese and her ex-husband talking about their home in the video below:
Please, kids, are in their twenties from 2017, which means they were all born in the 1990s.