The name Katie McNeil would always ring a bell to music lovers. Not only is she an ace producer in the industry but she is also married to one of the best-selling musicians of all time, Neil Diamond. It has to be very few people who do not know Neil Diamond, the legendary singer-songwriter and musician who has sold more than 100 million records across the globe.
With inspiring singles like Song Sung Blue, Crackling Rosie, Desiree, and many others taking number one spots in the Hot 100 and other notable platforms, the singer is indeed a demi-god in the world of music. Katie does both wifely and managerial duties for the ace musician who has been on top from the very start. A lot of intriguing factors including the wide age gap between them have drawn a lot of attention towards the couple. It would be interesting to find out more Katie McNeil and her awesome career journey.
Katie McNeil Bio
Although her exact birth date is not known, we do know that Katie McNeil was born in 1970. Not much is known about her family background or her early life as McNeil likes to shield herself from media attention. But she does not successfully achieve this tranquility as her marriage and involvement with legendary musician Neil Diamond is enough to keep the media in her business.
Music has always been a part of the producer. Apart from Diamond, she has worked with other notable personalities in the music industry. In 2006, she produced Mötley Crüe: Carnival of Sins concert documentary. She also worked as a producer on the soundtrack of Van Wilder 2. This is just to mention a few of her works.
Katie McNeil was working on a low-key until she came in contact with Neil Diamond. The two met in 2009 when McNeil started working for him. That year Diamond was filming a concert documentary Hot August Night/NYC and hired the services of Katie, a video producer. After a befitting job, McNeil soon rose to the position of his manager, leaving her production responsibilities. This change in duties was made possible mostly because Diamond had started to develop feelings for Katie.
Katie at the time was skeptical about having a romantic relationship with her client but later gave in after she discovered she felt the same way he did about her. The two started dating and had lots of awe-inspiring experiences together. Neil Diamond who was very much excited about their relationship had taken to Twitter to tell the world that his beloved, Katie McNeil was his girlfriend.
The couple got engaged two years later, in September 2011 and excited Diamond took to Twitter again to announce their engagement. The following year, Katie McNeil and Neil Diamond tied the knot in Los Angeles, California in the presence of family and friends.
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She is Almost 3 Decades Younger Than Her Husband
Katie was born in 1970 while her husband was born in 1941, making it an age of gap of 29 years. As mentioned earlier the couple’s age difference was one of the factors that drew the attention of the media and public alike to their relationship. While the fact that McNeil was dating her client was not waived, the age gap between them outweighed the former after they made their love public.
At the time they got married in 2012, Diamond was 71 and McNeil was 42, and this gave the media so much to talk about. But then as the years went by, it became clear to everyone that both of them are advocates of the saying ‘age is just a number.’ The couple showed the whole world that their love was stronger than any likely impediment.
She is Neil Diamond’s 3rd Wife
Katie McNeil was getting married for the first time when she exchanged nuptial vows with the musician, but for Diamond, it was his third marriage. His first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Jaye Poster in 1963. However, after welcoming two daughters, they got divorced in 1969. That same year he got married to Marcia Murphey with whom he had two sons. The couple split in 1994 after over 20 years of marriage.
She Inspires His Music
Katie McNeil has inspired some albums by the ace musician. Diamond got the inspiration for his 2014 album, Melody Road from his relationship with Katie. The veteran musician confesses that he was able to complete the album because he was in love.