Who is Jayne Posner? Know about her married life with Neil Diamond, children, divorce, and biography
Jayne Posner is the first wife of singer Neil Diamond. Jayne and Neil are not together anymore. She also worked as a school teacher after completing her education.
Jayne Posner and Neil Diamond
Jayne Posner and Neil Diamond dated each other when they were in high school. He was a teenager at the time and attended Abraham Lincoln High School. After graduating from high school, he was a waiter in the Catskills resort area. He used to write poems. He met Jayne while he was working as a waiter in the resort area.
They dated for some time and decided to give their relationship a new direction. They walked down the aisle in March 1963. Their marriage was going well. They became parents to two beautiful daughters Elyn Diamond and Marjorie Diamond.
With time, their relationship started turning bitter. They decided to separate from each other. They divorced on 25th November 1969. After their divorce, she has not come into the limelight. He was dating Marcia Murphey when they were still married which might be the reason for their divorce but there is no much known about it. Jayne Posner is very private about her life and there is no much known about her.
Who did Neil Diamond marry after Jayne?
After almost 10 days of Neil’s divorce with his first wife Jayne, he went on to marry Marcia Murphey whom he was dating for a while. She was a production assistant. They walked down the aisle on 5th December 1969. After getting married they sold their home and moved to Malibu beach house.
Unlike Jayne, he was married to her for 25 years. They had two children Jesse and Micah. They also divorced each other in 1995. For their divorce settlement, Neil paid her $150 million which was one of the largest in history. He was questioned for him to which he said,
“That’s what the newspapers said but it wasn’t true. Somebody made up a number which was totally untrue. I told my former wife, ‘Honey, I wish it were true. I’d love to give that to you.'”
“We’d been married for 25 years and it was difficult.” When he married for the third time, he said, “I don’t want a fourth wife. I have the best woman in the world and I’m taking good care of our relationship. I’m making sure it’s going to last forever.”
After Marcia, Neil went on to marry Katie McNeil on 12th April 2012. They engaged in September 2011. After being married to Katie on a private ceremony in front of friends and family in LA, Neil wrote,
“The wedding was incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it,”
He was 71 at the time and his wife was 42. They met each other in the year 2007 when he signed to the management company where she worked. He added,
“It was great to have family there that I haven’t seen in years … and to meet the new Irish side of the Diamond family,”
He is very thankful to Katie for coming to his life and making him believe in marriage once again. Even though there are problems in their relationship as they work together and their work interferes in their marriage. They worked to fix the problems and are happily married. Talking about Katie, he said,
“Katie’s got a big heart and she’s very transparent. I can read her heart from a mile away. She does a terrific English accent too, which makes me laugh every time.”
Short bio on Neil Diamond
American Neil Diamond is the best selling singer and Hall of Fame inducted songwriter. He is renowned for his Adult Contemporary Charts.
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