Who Is Jayne Posner? Ex-Wife Of Neil Diamond

by sabina Tue Feb 20 2024 Updated On Wed Feb 21 2024
Who Is Jayne Posner? Ex-Wife Of Neil Diamond

Jayne Posner is famous as the ex-spouse of legendary American-born singer and songwriter Neil Diamond. 

Jayne is a former school teacher. She is Jewish.

Married A Highschool Sweetheart

Jayne married her high school sweetheart, Diamond, in 1963. However, their marriage started to fall apart after a few years, which led to their separation in 1967.

During an interview, Jayne said Diamond went out to get a cigarette packet and never returned.  

They divorced in 1969, and Diamond married production assistant Marcia Murphey the same year.

Jayne also later remarried. 

Jayne Posner's ex-husband, Neil Diamond.
Jayne Posner's ex-husband, Neil Diamond. Source: Pinterest

Two Beautiful Daughters With Diamond

Jayne shares two beautiful daughters, Marjorie and Elyn, with Diamond. She took both of her daughters to live in New York after she married her second husband. 

Diamond credited his eldest daughter behind one of his most famous songs, “Beautiful Noise,” the story based on his life that sold more than 130 million records.

According to him, he was with his daughters in a hotel room in New York, and all of them were drawing in one of the rooms, and outside the window was a parade. 

As they looked at the parade and the noise coming to the hotel room, Marjorie said, “What a beautiful noise.” 

When she said that, he told his daughters they would write a song called Beautiful Noise. 

It struck him as something only a child could think of, and that night, he wrote “Beautiful Noise” from beginning to end.

Jayne Posner's ex-husband and their daughter.
Jayne Posner's ex-husband and their daughter. Source: Pinterest

Neil Married Life With Marcia

In an interview with Barbara Walter in 1985, Diamond said Marcia inspired his love songs. 

“Every aspect of being in love, being jealous, being angry, being passionate, all of these things come from my experiences with her,” he said at the time. 

His marriage to Marcia lasted 25 years, and Marcia received $150 million in divorce settlement. 

Diamond said Marcia deserves half of his fortune because she has been through thick and thin, and he wishes her all the happiness.

Age And Net Worth

Jayne's ex-husband is 83 years old. Her ex-husband, Neil, has a net worth of $300 million.

Reason For Diamond Two Failed Marriages

Diamond’s first two marriages to Jayne and Marcia were a failure. 

He describes himself as a super-sensitive person and says he still has guilt for not making his marriages work and guilt about his role as a father. 

He told the Irish Independent that the pain of his first marriage break-up inspired the Hurtin ’You Don’t Come Easy’ song in 1969

He also admitted to causing a lot of pain to other people and constantly trying to make up for it with his work.

During an interview with Parade in 2012, he admitted to being the reason behind his two failed marriages. 

He called Jayne and Marcia a spectacular woman and said he felt he couldn’t make something wonderful and lifelong happen with them, so maybe he wasn’t capable. 

He added that he was throwing himself back in because he likes being married and doesn’t want to end the fabulous journey alone. 

He also called himself a very high-maintenance person, leading to the failure of his two marriages.

Diamond Third Marriage

Diamond has been happily married to his third wife, talent manager Katie McNeil, since 2012.

He met Katie following his break up with Australian Rae Farley. He had been lonely for a while before he met. 

During an interview with Daily Mail, he said he wasn’t looking for a relationship. 

Neil Diamond and his current wife.
Neil Diamond and his current wife. Source: Pinterest

When Katie appeared, he was busy doing his work, so it was unplanned and expected. 

He said he was probably lonely and would much rather be in a loving relationship with a woman any day than be alone. 

He also said that his last relationship with Rae ended unhappily. 

Despite their 30-year age difference, their marriage is still as strong as ever.

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