Who is Howie Long’s wife? Diane Addonizio Wiki Bio
Diane Addonizio was born in Red Bank, New Jersey USA, on 16 March 1962 – her zodiac sign is Pisces, she holds American nationality, and is a businesswoman and a lawyer, who came under the spotlight after she married Howie Long, a former American Football player.
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Early life and education
Diane was raised in Red Bank by her mother who is a housewife, and her father who is a former security director of an Indian Institute of Technology subsidiary.
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She matriculated from a high school in Red Bank before she enrolled at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in classical studies in 1985. She continued her education at the University of Southern California’s School of Law, graduating with a Law Degree in 1987.
Diane launched her career when she became an advocate (non-practicing lawyer) – after she gave birth to her first child, she took a break from work and became a housewife.
After she gave birth to her other two sons and all three started playing football, Diane became involved in a panel discussion which talked about free safety clinics at the Walter Payton Center.
Love life and marriage with Howie Long
Diane and Howie Long met while they were both attending Villanova University, and dated for a year before Howie asked her to marry him in 1981 – their wedding was held on 27 June 1982 right after his graduation. Three years later, Diane gave birth to their first son Christopher in 1985, their second boy Kyle followed in 1988, while Diane gave birth to their third son Howie Jr. in 1990.
Christopher is now 34 years old, and is playing football for the Philadelphia Eagles, having won Super Bowl LI with the New England Patriots in the 2016/17 season. Kyle is a footballer as well, playing as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL) – Howie Jr. is a scouting and a personal assistant currently working for the Oakland Raiders, and at Legends-Las Vegas Stadium as a sales consultant.
Likes and other interests
Diane is a highly religious person, and both she and her husband are Catholics, born and raised in Roman Catholic families.
Diane has been a fan of the film industry since her teenage years, and had posters of numerous actors on her bedroom walls – some of her favorites are Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, and Jennifer Lopez, while her favorite movies include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, the “Matrix” trilogy, as well as animated movies such as “How To Train Your Dragon” and “AristoCats”.
She became interested in travelling after she started accompanying Howie to his games all around the US – the two have occasionally travelled to Europe for their holidays, and two of Diane’s dream travel destinations are Riomaggiore in Italy, and Barcelona in Spain.
Appearance and net worth
Diane is 57 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs) – her net worth is over $1 million while Howie’s net worth is over $16 million as of late-2019.
Who is Howie Long, Diane’s husband?
Howard Matthew Moses Long was born in Somerville, Massachusetts USA on 6 January 1960 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. He is a former defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL), while he is also an actor and a sports analyst.
Howie was raised in Charlestown, Boston, and attended Milford High School – he has recently been inducted into the Milford Hall of Fame. After matriculation, he enrolled at Villanova University from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1983 – while there, he played football for the university’s team and was named the most valuable player in 1980. He was also a boxer during those four years, and held the title of the Northern Collegiate Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
In 1981, he began playing for the Oakland Raiders, and stayed with the team for 13 seasons, number was 75.
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While playing for them, he earned eight Pro Bowl selections. At the beginning of his professional football career, he had a dream of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and wanted to win more Super Bowls – he went on to become named first team All-Pro in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
In 1993 Howie retired from football and became an actor, mostly appearing in action films, such as “Broken Arrow” in 1996 and “3000 Miles to Graceland” released in 2001, while he was the star of the “Firestorm” film which was released in 1998.
He has appeared in many commercials and TV shows over the years, including for Coca-Cola, Taco Bell, and Campbell’s Chunky Soup among numerous others, and served as a spokesman for Radio Shack. He is currently working as a studio analyst for the Fox Network NFL coverage, while he is also writing columns for Foxsports.com. He received a Sports Emmy Award for outstanding sports personality/analyst in 1997. Howie is a writer as well, as he released his “Football for Dummies” book in 2007.