Diane Holechek – Ex-Wife of Chuck Norris

(Last Updated On: Apr 26, 2017)

Who is Diane Holechek? Diane Holechek is the ex-wife of Chuck Norris (karate champion and actor), mother of Eric Norris and Mike Norris and the grandmother of Gabby Di Ciolli, Max, Chantz, Hannah, Camrynn Chloe and Greta Norris.

Dianne Holechek was born n November 1941 in LA, California as Dianne Kay Holechek. The photographs of Dianne depict a lovely lady with a charming smile, beautiful eyes and medium-length blonde hair.

How old is Diane Holechek? She is 74 in 2016 and Chuck is 76 year old in 2016. Rumors of Diane Holechek death are false – she is alive and well in 2016.

Dianne’s oldest son Mike is 53 in 2016. He was born in 1963 in Los Angeles County, CA, and is an actor and director. His brother Eric Norris, the second son of Diane Holechek and Chuck Norris is 51 in 2016. He was born in 1965 in Redondo Beach, CA and is a professional stock car driver.

One of Diane’s grandchildren is also gaining popularity – the daughter of Eric Norris, Gabby Di Ciolli is known for playing Lyric in the Bells of Innocence. Bells of Innocence is a horror movie that also stars her famous grandfather, Chuck. The story is written partly by her uncle Mike Norris.

Dianne Holechek in Hollywood ’84

Dianne Holechek starred in a low profile 1984 series Hollywood ’84 as herself (Diana Norris), in the Episode #1.3. Hollywood ’84 is a TV Mini-Series documentary. The episode with Diane aired in November 1984 and also stars: Werner Baecker, Lloyd Bridges, Christie Brinkley, Jon-Erik Hexum, Hildegard Knef, Michael Landon, Jessica Lange, Henry Mancini, Liza Minnelli, Chuck Norris, Eric Norris, Ginger Rogers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, Steven Spielberg, Jean-Claude Van Damme and other actors and celebrities as themselves.

Hollywood ’84 had only 3 episodes and one season.

Chuck Norris and Diane Holechek Relationship

Diane Holechek’s marriage to Chuck Norris lasted from 1958 – 1989. Dianne and her future husband met in high school. Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and proposed to his future wife in a letter. In the winter of 1958, in Torrance, CA, Chuck and Dianne were married in a traditional ceremony – he was wearing his uniform. Dianne was 17-years-old, Chuck was 18. The newlyweds had a honeymoon in Big Bear, California.

What may be concluded from the interviews with Diane’s husband, he was concentrating on making money and thus neglecting “the people important in your life”. Her husband admits that he dedicated his whole life back then to “fame and fortune” and this created emptiness in other aspects of life.

Dianne and her husband may have also been too young for a lasting marriage, they may have not been ready to settle yet at 17 and 18 years of age.

After separation at some point during their relationship, he realized that he preferred the married life, and begged his wife to come back. Diane admitted that she was deeply in love with Chuck in high school, then the feeling must have reversed and he started to feel very deep love towards her. After that they had a great marriage.

According to an interview with her husband, he became too addicted to the Hollywood lifestyle, “lost sight of what’s really important in life” and lost his marriage because of it.

The dissolution of their marriage was slow and not obvious; when both realized what was happening to their relationship, there was nothing left.

The two remain friends to this day and have a very high opinion of each other. Diane Holechek’s husband is currently married to Gena O’Kelley.


Diane Holechek Norris has lived at different locations throughout the US, including: Santa Ana, CA; Toluca Lake, CA; Ashland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Dallas, TX; Hawthorne, CA; Tarzana, CA; El Segundo, CA; Redondo Beach, CA; Navasota, TX; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Flower Mound, TX; Roanoke, TX; Laguna Beach, CA.

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