Jayne Posner – First Wife of Singer, Neil Diamond

Jayne Posner lived a normal life before marrying the famous singer/songwriter Neil Diamond. Posner worked as a school teacher. However, she became popular as the first wife of Sweet Caroline hitmaker. 

Who is Jayne Posner? 

Jayne was born in the United States of America. She came to the limelight after getting married to the renowned, Neil Diamond. Although the couple is not together now, she is still very popular as the first wife of the singer. 

Who is Neil Diamond?

Neil Diamond is one of the best-selling musicians who sold over 100 million records worldwide. He had ten No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. The singer has inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

Similarly, he has also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Moreover, his song, “Sweet Caroline” is one of the very few songs to be in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Jayne and Neil Were Married For Around Six Years

Posner and Diamond were high school sweethearts. The couple first met when Diamond worked as a waiter in the Catskills resort area. They dated for few years and then took their relationship to the next level in 1963. The couple shared their wedding vows in March 1963. They also have two beautiful children, Elyn Diamond and Marjorie Diamond. 

Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long and they separated after six years. Eventually, they got a divorce on 25th November 1969. The couple hasn’t disclosed the reason for their divorce. However, Diamond was dating Marica Murphey when they were still together. So, this might be the reason for their divorce. 

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Neil Diamond’s Other Marriages

Just after a week of his divorce with Jayne, Neil married Marcia Murphey in December 1969. After marrying Marcia, the singer moved to Malibu beach house and lived together. The couple also had two children, Jesse and Micah. They were together for 25 years; however, they got divorced in 1995. According to some sources, Neil paid $150 million for their divorce settlement. This was one of the largest divorce settlements in history. 

After Marica, Neil met a younger woman named Katie McNeil in 2007. The couple dated for around 4 years before getting engaged in September 2011. Then, just the following year Neil and Katie got married on 12 April 2012. 

Jayne Posner Net Worth

Jayne has been away from the limelight for a long time. She hasn’t revealed her income or even her net worth. However, her ex-husband is one of the wealthiest singers.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Neil has an estimated net worth of $200 million. His estimated annual salary is $32million per year. 

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