Diane Alexander Richie – Lionel’s Ex Wife Bio


Diane Alexander has had lots of works in the entertainment industry, from a former dancer and actress to a fashion designer. Two of her most notable movies are Forget Paris and Lake Girls. She was also featured in her ex-husband’s music video. 

Although she is famous and popular, the primary reason for this is not her talent or skill, but her relationship with her ex-husband. Her ex-husband, Lionel Richie, is a popular figure in the entertainment industry. She belongs to the category of stars who became famous for marrying the famous. 

In this post, we would be going into all the information you need to have about this socialite.


Diane Alexander Richie was born on June 16th, 1967, and she is about 52 years of age. She is Gemini, according to her Zodiac sign.


She is indeed blessed with a beautiful statue. She looks way younger than her age as her body figure has not even changed a bit. She weighs about 69kg and is 1.7m tall (5’9).

Personal Life

We would now look at her early life, ethnicity, nationality, family, and education. Diane was born and raised in the USA and is Caucasian by ethnicity. She appears to be quite educated, even though details of her educational background are not available.

Most fans believe that she most likely graduated from a fashion design school.

Since Diane was not much of a celebrity, she married Lionel; much about her family background isn’t known. She also likes to keep her life as far away from the public eye as possible.

Professional Life

She worked as an actress and a dancer before getting married to Lionel Richie. Her primary source of income was from her fashion designing skill. Before she met Lionel, she was also a waitress in her early days.

In 1986, she had some fame after working with Lionel in his music video. The reason for her fame is her being linked to Lionel.


She is the mother of two children, a boy, and a girl, from her ex-husband’s marriage. Miles Brockman is the name of her first son, while Sophia is her child.

It seems as if all her kids followed in her footsteps. Her first son is a fashion model, while her daughter is also an American model.

Recently, it’s been all over the news that she is dating Scott Disick.

Her Husband

In an Olympics ceremony in 1984, Sophia and Lionel met. Lionel was invited to perform at the ceremony in which, after they met; they started to date from that day. As at that time, Lionel had already been married to his ex-wife (Brenda Harvey), from whom he had a child named Nichole Richie.

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The couple later went on to adopt Nichole.

Lionel was supposedly cheating on Brenda with Diane, and their relationship became popular headlines for the media. It so happened that Lionel and Diane were caught in an affair at Lionel’s apartment by Brenda.

Brenda was arrested for physically assaulting both her husband and his mistress after catching them red-handing. Lionel filed for a divorce against Brenda and got married to Diane two years after.

Their marriage produced two children who are now 24 and 22 years, respectively.

After staying married for seven years, the couple could not resolve some of their differences and opted for a divorce in 2003.

Diane did not just profit from being married to Lionel; she was more famous due to her divorce. The divorce was accounted one of the most expensive divorces of all time as she demanded $20 million as alimony.

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