Diane Alexander (Lionel Richie ex-wife) Age/ Sofia Richie’s mom/ Net worth/ Career and Facts

Diane Alexander with her ex-husband Lionel Richie
Diane Alexander with her ex-husband Lionel Richie

Diane Alexander is a former dancer and fashion designer who is famous as the ex-wife of Lionel Richie. He is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality.

Diane Alexander Wiki/ Bio

Diane Alexander is popular for being the second ex-wife of Lionel Richie and Sofia Richie’s mother. She is a former dancer as well as a fashion designer. But widely known as a celebrity spouse.

Details regarding her educational qualification are not known. It is assumed that she might have a degree in fashion designing.

Diane Alexander Height/ Weight/ Age

Her height is 5 feet 9 inches and her weight is 69 kg. She was born on Friday, 16 June 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Diane Alexander’s age is 53 years (as of 2021).

Diane Alexander Net worth

She is a fashion designer by profession and has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Besides this, she received $20 million as divorce settlement which includes a budget of $20,000 for plastic surgery, $15,000 monthly for clothing, and $50,000 for beauty treatments like manicures, vitamins, and other personal services.

On the other hand, her ex-husband Lionel Richie’s net worth is $200 million which he has accumulated from his successful career.

Diane Alexander Boyfriend/ Husband/ Family

Her father and mother’s name is not known. Also, there is no information available about her siblings. She came into the limelight after her relationship with Lionel Richie.

Diane Alexander with her ex-husband Lionel Richie and children Miles Richie and Sofia Richie
Diane Alexander with her ex-husband Lionel Richie and children Miles Richie and Sofia Richie

Lionel Richie Diane Alexander shared a relationship while he was married to his first wife Brenda Harvey. They met each other in the Los Angeles Olympic ceremony in the year 1984, where Lionel was singing and Diane was a dancer.

Diane Alexander spending quality time with her children
Diane Alexander spending quality time with her children

The couple started dating each other two years later in 1986 while he was still married. Lionel’s first wife Brenda caught them in a Beverly Hills apartment which caused some serious issues.

Diane Alexander with her fiance Dave Kenney
Diane Alexander with her fiance Dave Kenney

Brenda became violent and she started hitting her husband Richie for which she was arrested under an assault which included vandalism, disturbing the peace, etc.

Finally, Richie divorced his first wife in 1993 and married Alexander Diane on 21 December 1995. They share two children a son Miles Brockman Richie born on 27 May 1994 and a daughter Sofia Richie born on 24 August 1998.

Both of their children are models. Miles made headlines in the year 2019 when he was detained at Heathrow airport by police after allegedly threatening to detonate a bomb and punching a security guard. Model Sofia Richie hit the attention when she began dating Scott Disick, a reality star in 2017.

Sofia Richie’s parents separated in 2003 and their divorce was finalized in January 2004. It was one of the expensive divorces as she demanded $300,000 per month for herself and their children’s support. This divorce cost around $20 million which includes $20,000 yearly for plastic surgery, $15,000 monthly for clothing, $3000 for dermatology, $1000 for laser hair removal, $500 for a personal trainer, etc.

After divorce, both of them moved ahead in their life. Diane is engaged to Dave Kenney since 2015 but it is not known if she married him or got separated.

Diane Alexander’s ex-husband Lionel Richie

Lionel Brockman Richie junior is a singer, songwriter, musician, and television personality. He was born on 20 June 1949 and is aged 71 years (as of 2021).

He has been active with his career since a young age. Initially, he formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s and became a singer and saxophonist with Commodores in 1968. His first solo album Lionel Richie was released in 1982 and had three hit singles.

Later he flourished in his career by topping the charts with his hits Dancing on the Ceiling, All Night Long, Say You, Say Me, etc. He has been the judge of the American Idol.

Talking about his personal life he married twice. Lionel Richie’s wives include Brenda Harvey (1975-1993) and Diane Alexander (1995-2004). He has an adopted daughter Nicole and two biological children a son Miles and a daughter Sofia.

He is romantically linked with his girlfriend Lisa Parigi since 2014 who is younger than his daughter Nicole.

NameDiane Alexander
Date of Birth16 June 1967
Age53 years (as of 2021)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Zodiac SignGemini
HometownNot Known
Net worth$1 million US Dollars
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Heightfeet and inches- 5’9″centimeters- 175 cm
Weightkilograms- 69 kg
pounds 152 lbs
Body Measurements34 – 26 – 35
Eye ColorHazel
Hair colorDark Brown
Shoe size8 (US)
Father nameNot Known
Mother nameNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
BoyfriendDave Kenney (engaged)
Marital statusDivorced
HusbandLionel Richie (ex-husband)
ChildrenMiles Brockman Richie (son)
Sofia Richie (daughter)


Diane Alexander Richie was a dancer who appeared in movies like Lake Girls in 1990 and Forget Paris in 1995. She was also featured in Lionel’s music video Dancing on the Ceiling in 1986.

She became popular because of her relationship with Richie. Before starting her relationship she has also worked as a waitress. She is a fashion designer as well which is her current source of income.

Diane Alexander maintains a lean body
Diane Alexander maintains a lean body

Recently she came into the limelight again because of her daughter Sofia. Sofia Richie is dating an older boyfriend Scott Disick and she met him to her mother Diane which brought media attention.

Favorite Things/ Hobbies

  • Favorite actor – Robert Downey junior
  • Favorite actress – Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite movies – Ironman franchise and Just Go With It
  • Favorite color – Red
  • Favorite destination – Miami
  • Favorite food – Continental food
  • Hobbies – Shopping, traveling, and listening to music.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Diane Alexander is a dancer and fashion designer who is popular as the ex-wife of Lionel Richie.
  • She has appeared in movies and her ex-husband’s music video Dancing on the Ceiling as a dancer.
  • She demanded $300,000 monthly as spousal support and almost received a whopping divorce settlement of around $20 million.
  • On social media, she is active with her Instagram account and not available on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Her daughter Sofia Richie is a model and has over 6.6 million followers on her Instagram account.
  • She is fond of animals and has had several pets over the years. Currently, she has a dog and a cat.
  • She is a fitness freak and hence maintains a good physique at the age of 53 by regular workout and proper diet.
  • Currently, she is engaged to David Kenney who is working at the Ventura County Sheriff and their engagement took place in 2015.