Chuck Norris’ Ex-wife Dianne Holechek, Were Married For 3 Decades, What Went Wrong?

Chuck Norris' ex-wife Dianne HolechekDianne Holechek and Chuck Norris were married for more than 3 decades. Image Source: Social Media.

Dianne Holechek became famous for being the former wife of Hollywood’s action superstar Chuck Norris. The ex-couple was together since high school and would separate after three decades of married life.

They were together for each other from the beginning, even before the professional mixed martial artist was a household name. Without any further ado, let’s look into Chuck Norris’s ex-wife Dianne Holechek and their relationship.

Dianne Holechek, Who?

Chuck Norris’s ex-wife Dianne Holechek was born on November 27, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. Before getting the spotlight through her husband, the 79-year-old had a modeling career.

Details are minimal regarding her modeling life despite having a big celebrity as her significant other. She also appeared in Hollywood ’84, a mini TV series alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Stewart, Esther Williams, and her ex-husband.

Hollywood ’84 is her only acting credit as the 5’7″ would later transition into a homemaker but would work behind the scenes for her son’s movie studio.

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Began As High School Lovers

Carlos Ray Norris and Dianne Holechek took their marital vows in December 1958, which look place lavishly. But before tying the knot, they were high school sweethearts.

The natural blondie attended Torrance High School in California, where she met the former U.S. Airforce member in 1956. The Delta Force actor proposed to her through a letter that began their love life.

Chuck Norris' wife Dianne Holechek
Dianne Holechek met Chuck Norris in Torrance High School. Photo Source: Social Media.

They married after a couple of years in which the founder of American Tang Soo Do flaunted his air force uniform. Chuck was 18 & Dianne 17 during their marriage and had a 4-day honeymoon in Big Bear, California.

Blessed With Two Sons

In their 31 years of married life, Dianne Holechek and her ex-husband, Chuck Norris was blessed with two baby boys. Michael R. Norris was born in 1962 and Eric Scott Norris in 1965.

Mike, aside from the MMA, followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the showbiz industry. Some of the 58-year-old’s notable acting works are Born American, Delta Force 3: The Killing Game, Dragon Fury II, Carnival of Wolves, and Birdie & Bogey.


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Holechek’s eldest son is married to Valerie Norris and has 3 kids together, i.e., Hannah Norris, Greta Norris, and Max Norris. Her secondborn, Eric Norris, is a stock car racing driver and a stunt man.

The 56-year-old’s biggest career win might be the 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship. He has also directed several episodes for Walker, Texas Ranger, which stars his dad. He is married to Stephanie Norris and the pair have four children.

Married For Almost 30 Years

Besides being blessed with two sons, Chuck Norris’s ex-wife Dianne Holechek was there with him during his growth as a major personality.

For more than 30 years, Dianne saw her husband’s transition from the U.S. Airforce man to America’s face of karate. The 81-year-old has elite-level blackbelt degrees in Chun Kuk Do, Tang Soo Do, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo.

The mother of two really became a shoulder to lean on when Chuck became a Hollywood household. Some of the actor’s notable works are The Way Of The Dragon, Lone Wolf McQuade, Code of Silence, Forced Vengeance, and An Eye for An Eye.

This was also the time when their relationship started being a bit shaky.

Reason For Their Spit

Despite being his key supporter, Chuck Norris and his former wife Dianne Holechek, parted ways in 1988.

Shortly into their marriage, Norris was caught having an extra material affair with a woman named Johanna. As a result, the 81-year-old had a baby girl i.e., Dina Norris, with her.

Chuck Norris' ex-wife Dianne Holechek
Dianne Holechek and Chuck Norris parted ways in 1988, after being together since their high school days. Pic Source: Social Media.

Many speculated Chuck’s extra romance as the main reason for spitting with his wife. Other sources talk about how the legendary actor could not handle both professional and personal life together as the reason.

Moreover, the former airforce man would re-marry in the same year with a model, 23 years younger than him.

Current Status

Shortly after divorcing his first wife, Chuck Norris would marry Gena O’Kelley and are still going strong. Gena, a natural blondie herself, is a supermodel similar to Dianne Holechek.

They have twins together, a son and a daughter, i.e., Dakota Alan Norris and Danilee Kelly Norris. The twins are in their late teens and are not active on any major social media platforms.

As for Chuck Norris’s ex-wife, Dianne Holechek went away from the spotlight after splitting with him. Information about her current status is not available, but she is seen spending time with her sons.

Nevertheless, Chuck Norris’s former beau Dianne Holechek lives a decent life away from mainstream media attention. We wish the best to her for the days to come and for her overall prosperity.

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