What could be sweeter? Riches, good looks, a nice home, and lovely children. It all seems to fit until one or the other issue comes along and ruins everything. The stress that comes with a separation between a once-loving couple could be very hard and also extremely exhausting. So come with us as we dive into the life of such a man, Robert Herjavec; a television personality on the television show Shark Tank.
We all hope that we will rise and ascend to the point where we have amassed a considerable amount of wealth. It is precisely this desire that drives human existence day in, day out. Some find this fulfillment in faith, power, and most often in money. It is safe to say that Robert Herjavec found his fulfillment in money, but only he can really answer this question. He was born in 1962 in Varaždin, Croatia.
When he was eight years old, his family left the country and moved to Canada, where they finally settled in Toronto. After some difficult years, during which he had to adapt to a new culture and search for a new livelihood, Herjavec graduated from the University of Toronto in 1984 with a double degree in Political Science and English. He worked for Logiquest, a company selling IBM mainframe emulation boards, was fired in 1990, started his own company BRAK Systems from his basement, and sold the same company to AT&T Canada for $30.2 million in March 2000.
He was involved in this while working at Logiquest. The three years he spent at home taking care of his children ended in 2003 and he founded the Herjavec Group, where he currently serves as CEO. He appeared on television for the Dragons’ Den show, a Canadian television reality show based on the internationally licensed Dragons’ Den format that began in Japan, and he did the same for the show’s American equivalent, Shark Tank.
Robert Herjavec Wife, Divorce, Daughter
Robert Herjavec and Diane Please got married in 1990, the same year he was fired from Logiquest and started his own company. They hitchhiked together for twenty-five years and had three children. They separated in 2014 and were finally divorced in 2016. The reason why the couple decided to leave the company is really hard to determine, as both of them remained silent on the matter.
After the agreement with Diane had been reached, Herjavec passed this statement on to TMZ: “Human relations are so difficult I wish our family nothing but love and peace as we move away from them. Read what you can say, but at least he was brave enough to admit the suicidal thoughts he had when they first decided to separate.
Diane is just as secretive as her ex-husband, but in a 2010 interview with the National Post, she made the following remark that Herjevac’s ability to always be optimistic began to irritate her a little: “It’s kind of irritating. Why can’t I be so happy all the time? For him, everything is positive and wonderful. He calls me Miss Negative, but I am the reality check,” she is quoted as saying.
Now the problem may lie in different views of life, but we cannot be sure. The final settlement agreement paid to Diane has not been made public, but for a man as wealthy as Herjevac, whose net worth is in the region of $200 million, your guess is as good as mine.
The connection between Robert and Diane was blessed with three children; two daughters and a son. The girls are named Caprice and Skye, the boy is named Brendan. None of the Herjevac children is a well-known celebrity, so finding any information about them and their private lives is really a difficult task.
His Relationship with Kym Johnson
Herjavec was announced to participate in the reality series Dancing with the Stars as part of the 20th season of the show. He was to take part in this competition and his partner was the Australian dancer Kym Johnson. The duo went through the competition and later dropped out to reach 6th place. Robert and Kym seemed to get along well from there and brought the relationship further forward. After they met in February 2015, Herjavec confirmed in September of the same year that they had a relationship with Johnson. They were engaged on February 27, 2016, and they were married on July 31. In December 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child.