Robert Herjavec met his first wife, Diane Plese, in 1988 when he went to her clinic for an eye appointment. Speaking to the National Post, Diane confessed to being attracted to Robert.
The optometrist revealed at the time that she found his demeanor admirable. She liked how the “Shark Tank” star was excited about life and how impossible it was not to want to be with someone like that.
Diane Plese and Robert Herjavec at the Canadian Film Centre Gala and Auction at The Carlu on February 9, 2011, in Toronto, Canada | Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Images
WHO IS DIANE PLESE?
Diane grew up in Canada for most of her life and reportedly still lives there. Their three adult children also resided in the same country.
It is unclear what Diane does for a living at the moment. However, she was known to have worked as an optometrist and ran a clinic. Her job as an eye care specialist made it possible for her to meet Robert.
Since divorcing Robert in 2016, the mom of three has kept a low profile in her personal life and has avoided the spotlight. Unlike her famous ex-husband, she is not on social media.
Robert Herjavec and Diane Plese attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theater on January 9, 2013, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
DIANE'S MARRIAGE TO ROBERT
The former couple was married for more than two decades. After meeting Diane at her clinic, the Croatian-Canadian businessman began dating her, and they ended up getting married in 1990 at a Croatian church in Ontario.
The couple has been blessed with three beautiful children. Robert became a successful entrepreneur who now owns a multi-million dollar business related to tech and cybersecurity.
Diane continued to show her support for Robert in all of his endeavors, including designing a lovely house for the family. However, the pair's once-remarkable relationship began to deteriorate in the years that followed.
In July 2014, the businessman's marriage to his long-time wife ended. Amid the couple's separation, Diane still had kind words for Robert, describing him as a "caring husband and responsible person."
Diane filed for divorce in March 2015 after their legal separation. They finalized their divorce in 2016, with Robert paying his ex-wife $125,000 per month in support and a total of $25 million from his vast wealth.
Robert's $25-million payment to Diane reportedly included some of the couple's luxurious residences. Diane will own their Florida property and the family's Caledon ski chalet.
"It's been a terribly difficult year. We were great parents and a great team, but over time we drifted apart."
Their three children were affected by their split. Following his separation from Diane, the tech entrepreneur said that his children initially stopped speaking to him. He referred to his children as his "kryptonite."
DIANE AND ROBERT'S CHILDREN
Diane and Robert share two daughters, Skye and Caprice, and a son named Brendan. Despite their parents' public divorce, their children lead private lives.
While Diane led a peaceful life, Robert gradually discovered his happiness.
According to Bustle, Brendan studied at a university in Waterloo, Canada. He appeared to follow in his dad's footsteps as he studied business administration. Brendan's areas of focus include marketing and economics.
Meanwhile, Brendan's sister, Caprice, was reported to be a competitive swimmer and an actress, but nothing more is known about her. She had acting credits for television shows released in 2008, 2009, and 2013.
Like her brother and sister, Skye has spent most of her life out of the public eye. Little is known about her other than the fact that she is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at USC.
DIANE IS NOT THE ONLY WOMAN ROBERT MARRIED
As Diane led a quiet life, Robert gradually rediscovered his happiness. He thought he was doomed to live alone after the devastating heartbreak until a new woman changed his life for the better.
Robert fell in love with "Dancing With The Stars" alum and professional dancer Kym Johnson, who was born in Sydney, Australia. They got married in 2016 and have twins, Haven and Hudson, born in 2018.
Kym, who is also a TV host, actress, and book author, took her husband's famous surname. Since then, Robert, his second wife, and their adorable twins live peacefully in their Hidden Hills home.
Despite Robert's reservations about becoming a parent again and extending their family, Kym is excited about the possibility of having more children in the future.
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