Who is Robert Herjavec Ex-Wife, Diane Plese?

Diane Plese
Date of Birth 1959
Profession Optometrist
Height 5.5 Inches
Ex-Husband Robert Herjavec
Net Worth $25 million

Diane Plese is an American Optometrist doctor but she came in limelight because of being the ex-wife of Robert Herjavec. He is a Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality.

Who is Diane Plese?

Diane Plese was born in 1959, and her birthplace was Parkdale, Toronto. As we already mention she is a doctor and her field is Optometrist.

There is no detailed information has published on the internet about her past life, family, or about her siblings.

Her height is unknown to the media, but looking at various photos of her we can assume that her height is around 5 feet 5 inches. She has blonde hair and black color eye.

She was born in Canada and she spent most of her childhood there. She followed her journey to become a doctor. And if she had never married Robert Herjavec, then we would never know about her or any little information related to her life.

She is also one of the popular optometrists, and she is well-known for her work as well. After her parents and she moved to the USA from Canada, she started to work in an eye hospital. There is also an interesting love story of this couple.

Patient Became Husband

Robert Herjavec met his ex-wife for the first time in 1988 when he was having some problem with his eye and went to an eye clinic.

Plese told with National Post that, she was attracted towards Robert at first sight.

So, they started to date and start to know each other in detail, from where their relationship started. When this incident happened at that time, Herjavec was a young man who was just 26 years old.

And his career was not even started, nor he was a multi-millionaire and nobody in this world knew about him at that time.

Finally Get Married

Soon after their date, they started to get much close to each other than before and finally decided to get married.

They tied their knot at Croatian Church in Ontario, Canada. According to Weekly, the reason to get married in Croatian Church can be that they both were children of Croatian Immigrants.

After their marriage, this couple were blessed with three children. Their son’s name is Brendan and they have a two daughter named Skye and Caprice.

Their children’s details are not much on the internet, it looks like that love to keep their children far away from the unnecessary attention of media.

Diane Plese and Robert Herjavec Divorce

This couple started their journey when they were not so much successful, but their journey ended when they both were very successful in their own fields.

Maybe money or fame can never build a strong relation, but the understanding between each other plays important role in a married couple’s life.

Their relationship turned into rotten tomatoes in 2014, when this couple started to live separately. At this time, Plese denied many times saying that they were not separated.

Later she confessed that they were living separately, anyway, she has not told the reason for their separation nor Robert has ever confessed it.


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After a year Diane Plese filed a case for divorce in 2015 after 26 years of married life and it happened by 2016. Herjavec said to People’s Magazine that they both were very good parents.

Rumors of their Divorce

When they divorced, this couple never confessed anything about the reason for divorce. So, the reason for it has never been revealed nor we can give an exact answer about it.

Anyway, there are lots of rumors about Robert Herjavec’s behaviors stating that he used to have affair with another woman.

As soon as, the divorce happened he married an Australian dancer named Kym Johnson, but can just be a rumor or haters of Robert might have spread this false news.

From the report of Toronto Sun, they claimed that Herjavec had an affair with American actress Danielle Vasinova from 2013 to 2015. This was also the same year when they were living separately.

After the divorce, Robert was suffered from depression and he even tried to commit suicide at some point because his children were not talking with him for some moment.

Diane Plese Received Millions After Divorce

After the divorce, Herjavec was ordered to pay $125,000 monthly for her and their children’s education as well as for life support.

The judge also said that he must pay $25 million as part of the divorce fine for Diane. But who cares, at the time Robert had a net worth of $200 million and it is increasing continuously, thanks to his business.

So, we can easily say that Diane is living a very luxurious life because the amount she got monthly is very much enough to live a comfortable as well as luxurious life in any part of the world.

Ex-Husband Robert Herjavec

A Canadian television personality, businessman, and investor Robert Herjavec was born on September 14, 1962, in Varaždin, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. Until Herjavec was eight he lived in Zbjeg but when he was eight in 1970 his family left the country as his father spoke against the government authority. According to Herjavec his father would drink too much and speak against political ideology and he was sent to jail 22 times. They then lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, as per the reports they had one suitcase and a $20 while they moved and lived in a family friend’s basement. 

There is no information on which high school he went to but for his further education, he went to New College at the University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in Political Science and English Literature. He would do various low-paying jobs to support his family like a retail salesman, delivering newspapers, debt collection, and waiting tables.

Herjavec worked as a third assistant director in various productions in The Return of Billy Jack and Cain and Abel and in the 1984 Winter Olympics, he was the field producer of Global TV. He then applied for a position at Logiquest selling IBM mainframe emulation boards even though he was not qualified for the position he convinced everyone by offering to work free for six months, he was then promoted to the position of general manager but was fired in 1990.

He then founded Canadian integrator of Internet security software from his home and called it BRAK systems and it was sold for $30.2 million to Allstream Inc. which was called AT&T Canada back then.

In 2003 he created or founded the Herjavec Group with three employees with $400,000 sales and today it is one of the fastest increasing technology companies in Canada with $200 million annual revenue.

He has also appeared on CBC TV series called Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank, and he won three Gemini Awards for taking part in the reality show Dragon’s Den. In 2013 he also give out awards at the Mr. Olympia contest and Creative Arts Emmy Awards. He also participated in the American version of Dancing with the Stars partnering with his future wife and got in sixth place.

He has also written three books How to Succeed in Business and Life and The Will to Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding and You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success. 

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