Diane Addonizio isn’t just a pretty face; she’s got brains and can pull her weight. While she is famous for her marriage to renowned television personality, actor, and former NFL player Howie Long, she is a trained lawyer and successful businesswoman. Diane, however, does not practice law and spends most of her time looking after her family.
Howie Long, on the other hand, is a Fox Sports football analyst and host. The former defensive end who became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 is also an actor. He featured in action films such as Firestorm, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Broken Arrow, and That Thing You Do! Howie’s achievements reflect on his wife and this got her the nickname NFL ‘First Lady’. Here is more on the beautiful woman who is the secret behind her husband’s success.
Profile Summary of Diane Addonizio
- Full Name: Diane Addonizio- Long
- Date of Birth: 1st January 1962
- Age: 60 years as of 2022
- Place of Birth: Monmouth County Town of Red Bank, New Jersey
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Christian
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Education: Suburban High School; Villanova University; and University of Southern California
- Profession: Businesswoman and Advocate
- Net Worth: $500,000 – $1 million
- Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches
- Weight: 58 kg
- Marital Status: Married
- Diane Addonizio’s Husband: Howie Long
- Sibling: James Addonizio
- Children: Christopher, Kyle, and Howard Long
Diane Addonizio’s Father Fought in World War II
Diane Addonizio was born on 1st January 1962, in the Monmouth County Town of Red Bank, New Jersey. The American is the daughter of Frank Addonizio and Marie Cecere. While Diane’s mother was a housewife, her father was a member of the army who fought in World War II. She was raised in a catholic family with her brother James Addonizio who is an attorney by profession.
Diane and her brother aspired to become lawyers since their childhood days. The young beauty attended Suburban High School for her high school education. Afterward, she enrolled at Villanova University, a private Catholic Research University where she majored in Classical Studies. In 1985, she graduated and earned her bachelor’s degree. She proceeded to the University of Southern California School Of Law where received her Law Degree in 1987.
Diane is a Non-Practicing Lawyer
As a child, Diane wanted to be a lawyer. She knew what she wanted and worked diligently towards achieving her goal. In 1987, she obtained her law degree and became an attorney. However, she is not famous for being a lawyer as there is little information about her advocacy career.
Many years later, Diane Addonizio ventured into the business world and became a successful and prominent businesswoman. She is, however, now more family-oriented than would have been expected of her. Along the line, she has written and published her first book, He’s Just My Dad in 2000. The book was about sporting fathers and their kids and demonstrating her skill with the camera.
Diane Addonizio Exchanged Marriage Vows with Howie Long in 1985
Diane met her other half in the 1970s while they were both students at Villanova University. Howie Long took the bold step of inviting Diane over to his place to watch an NFL match and their relationship progressed after that.
The lovebirds exchanged marriage vows on June 27, 1982. The marriage was blessed with three children, all boys. On March 28, 1985, the couple welcomed their first child, Christopher ‘’Chris’’ Long. Chris is currently married to Megan O’Malley with a son named Waylon James Long. Christopher followed his father’s career path by becoming a footballer; he played for the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive end after playing for the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams. Chris retired from football in May 2019.
On December 5, 1988, the couple was blessed with their second child named Kyle Long. Like his father and brother, Kyle also played football. He is an offensive guard and has played for the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs.
Two years after welcoming their second child, the couple gave birth to a third child named Howard Jr. in 1990. Howard Jr. works as an assistant for the Oakland Raiders, his father’s former team. He also works as a sales consultant at Legends-Las Vegas Stadium.
Diane and Howard have survived more than four decades of scandal-free marriage in a world where a celebrity’s life is characterized by failed relationships. They are living proof that a healthy and lasting marriage is not impossible.
What is Diane Addonizio’s Net Worth?
Diane Addonizio, also known as the ‘First Lady of Football’, enjoys a comfortable and luxurious life with her family. The family resides in a mansion worth $6 million. Diane’s exact net worth remains a mystery to both media and fans, but it is estimated to be around $1 million. Her husband Howie Long, on the other hand, is worth around $16 million and his annual salary is approximately $4 million.