Dianne Holechek is the ex-wife of Chuck Norris, the Hollywood legend. She was born on November 27, 1941, and is 82 years old. A former actress and homemaker, Dianne and Chuck were married for 30 years and during that time they had two children – Mike and Eric.
Dianne’s ex-husband Chuck Norris and their sons are celebrities in their own rights, but she has preferred not to be in the limelight. Despite being married to Chuck Norris for 30 years, little is known about her. However, this post brings you the much we know about the ex-wife of the American actor.
Dianne Holechek was Born in California
Dianne Holechek was born on the 27th of November 1941 as Dianne Kay Holechek. Details about her parents and the family she was born into are not available to the public, however, we know that she was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
To further epitomize the scarceness of information about her family is the fact that we do not know if she has any siblings. There are no reports suggesting the contrary and even if she does, we have no way of knowing if she is the first, middle, or last child.
There are scanty details available with regard to her educational history. First, there is no record that captures her elementary school history but we can confirm that she attended high school in Torrance. One of the things that make her high school experience notable is the fact that she met her eventual husband of 30 years (Chuck Norris) there.
Her academic journey is said to have ended in high school as she did not proceed to any tertiary institution, rather, she got married to Chuck Norris and became a wife, mother, and homemaker.
Chuck Norris Proposed to Dianne Holechek Through a Letter
As you already know, Dianne and Chuck met at junior high school and they became high school lovers. However, in 1958 while Chuck Norris was in junior high school, he enlisted as an Air Policeman in the United States Air Force. Following his enlistment, he was posted to Osan air base in South Korea.
Although Chuck and Dianne were millions of miles away from each other, their hearts did not stop beating as one. The distance did not stop them from loving each other and it was that love that made Chuck Norris propose to Dianne through a letter while he was still in South Korea.
She Became Chuck Norris’ Wife in 1958
In 1958, when Dianne was about 17 years old and Chuck Norris was 18 years old, they got married. At this time, Chuck Norris still served in the Air Force.
Their wedding ceremony, which took place in Torrance, California, saw Chuck Norris grace the special occasion in his air force uniform. After their wedding ceremony, they took four days off for their honeymoon in Big Bear, California.
Dianne and Chuck’s Marriage was Blessed With Two Children
Four years after the high school lovers got married, they welcomed their first child named Micheal R. Norris. In 1965, they welcomed their second son Eric. Here are some things to know about Dianne’s sons.
Michael R. Norris is an Actor and Martial Artist
Micheal R. Norris was born on the 4th of October 1962 in Redondo Beach, California, USA. He is an actor and professional martial artist. He got married to his wife Valerie on the 23rd of May 1992 and their marriage has been blessed with three children; Hannah (born 1995) and a set of twins Max and Greta (born in 2000).
As an actor, Mike has featured in several movies, some of which include Young Warriors, A Force of One, Forced Vengeance, Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol, Amerigeddon, and The Crossroads of Hunter Wilde to mention but a few.
Mike and his wife, Valerie own a movie studio called 2nd Fiddle Entertainment which has written, produced, and directed several movies including Maggie’s Passage, Birdie & Bogey, and I am Gabriel.
Eric Scott Norris is a Stunt Man
Dianne Holechek and Chuck Norris’ second child Eric was born on the 20th of May 1965. He is a stuntman and former stock car racing driver. Eric started racing in 1982 but took a break along the line to attend college. After his college graduation, he started racing again at the Formula Ford series and Willow Springs Raceway.
As a result of his stunt skills and agility, he has also been featured in several movies as a stunt actor. Some of these movies include Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection, and The President’s Man.
He is married to a lady known as Stephanie and they share four children Camrynn (born 1995), Chloe (born 1998), Chantz (born 2000), and Cash (born 2010).
Dianne Holechek’s Marriage to Chuck Norris was Plagued With Infidelity
Dianne Holechek did not have a very rosy marriage with Chuck Norris. Aside from other personal and internal issues they may have faced, they also had to deal with infidelity. Around the time when Dianne’s first child, Mike, was a year old, Chuck Norris had an extramarital affair that led to having a child out of wedlock. Notwithstanding, Dianne did not divorce him at that time.
They kept a huge part of their marital affairs away from the media, as such we cannot tell the level of impact Chuck’s infidelity had on their relationship as husband and wife.
They Divorced in 1989
After 30 years of being married and raising their sons, Dianne and Chuck decided to separate in 1988, and in 1989 their divorce was finalized by the court.
Their divorce came as a surprise to everyone seeing that they had been married for so long. Notwithstanding, about 10 years after the divorce, Chuck Norris got married to a model, Gena O’Kelley who was 23 years old at the time, and on the 30th of August 2001, O’Kelly gave birth to a set of twins Chuck Norris.
While it is clear that Chuck Norris has moved on with his relationship life, details about Dianne Holechek’s relationship after their divorce is not available in public. There has not been any news that she found another love or got married to any other person as Dianne Holechek keeps her life away from the public.