Diane Addonizio, The Untold Story of Howie Long's Wife

Diane Addonizio, The Untold Story of Howie Long’s Wife

Diane Addonizio Diane Addonizio is the name of an American non-practicing lawyer, who was best recognized being the wife of former professional National Football League (NFL) footballer and actor Howard Mathew Moses Long aka Howie Long. Howie has remained in the limelight for many reasons and behind every success of him, there was a beautiful lady named Diane.

Early Life

Diane Addonizio was born in Monmouth country town of Red Bank, New Jersey, the United States of America. Her nickname is Diane. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. Her Zodiac sign is Capricorn and she followed the Christian religion. Discussing Diane’s parents, her father’s name was Frank Addonizio, who was an expert army soldier in the Second World War. Her mother’s name was Marie Cecere, she was a homemaker.

Diane has raised along with her brother James Addonizio in a Catholic family where religion and tradition were highly valued. James was also an attorney by profession. Since their childhood, they both were quite enthusiastic about the profession of law.

Now talking about Diane’s educational qualification, she has matriculated from Suburban High School in Red Bank. Then she went to Villanova University, which is a private Catholic research university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies in 1985. She has continued with her study and also graduating with a Law degree from the University of Southern California’s Scholl of Law in 1987.

Diane Addonizio Relationship Status

Talking about Diane’s relationship status, she is a married woman. Dianne was married to Howie Long, who was a former American football defensive end, actor, and sports analyst. The beautiful couple tied their knot on 7 June 1982. The lover-birds met with each other for the first time at Suburban High School when they both were students and Howie dated Diane for the first time by inviting her to watch an NFL game on TV. She has always played a supportive wife role in her husband’s life. And that is one of the reasons behind their successful married life which has been more than three decades.

Howie had the passion and love for the game from an early age when he was transferred to suburban High School at the age of fourteen. Eventually, Howie met Diane during one of his sophomore years at the high school. At the Christmas party, Howie met Diane’s parents, which was hosted by her father.


From their romantic marriage life, the couple has welcomed three children. Diane has given birth to their eldest son Christopher Howard Long aka Chris Long on 28th March 1985. By profession, Chris was a football player and he was accompanied by his father’s profession. He was a former American football defensive end, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons for three different teams, St. Louis Rams (2008-2015), New England Patriots (2016), and Philadelphia Eagles (2017-2018).

Then Diane has given birth to their second son Kyle Howard Long aka Kyle Long on 5th December 1988. By profession Long was a football player. He was an American football guard, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 7 seasons for Chicago Bears (2013-2019). After the 2019 season, he retired but returned in 2021 with the team Kansas City Chiefs.

Finally, Diane has given birth to their youngest son Howard Long Jr. in 1990. By profession, he was an American football operative with the Oakland Raiders and a businessman. All of them are already in their adult stage and are along with their own family. Chris and Kyle followed in their father’s footsteps having a passion for Football.

Diane Addonizio Professional Career

When talking about her career, she is a professional lawyer but she hasn’t been practicing law for a long time. Actually, she has kept all the details of her professional life away from the public and media.

Her professional career details are decidedly fewer which makes her adequately less recognizable as a lawyer. After the relationship with Howie, she decided to put her career aside and started traveling and supporting his business and profession.

On the other hand, her husband Howie was a former American football defensive end, actor, and sports analyst. He has played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons for Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1981-1993). From his entire career, he has received several awards. His career highlights and awards were maintained below-

  • Super Bowl Champion ( Super Bowl XVIII)
  • 8 times Pro Bowl selection (1983-1987, 1989, 1992, 1993)
  • 3 times first-team All-Pro selection (1983-1985)
  • 2 times second-team All-Pro selection (1986, 1989)
  • NFL Defensive Player Of The Year (1985)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame member (2000)

After retiring from football, Howie pursued his career in acting and broadcasting. He also served as a studio analyst for FOX Sport’s NFL coverage.

Diane Addonizio Net Worth And Salary

When it comes to celebrities people also want to know how much Diane Addonizio’s net worth was and what was her salary? As per her professional career, she is a non-practicing lawyer and she has her life so private that we are not able to estimate her annual income and salary. But some sites claimed that she has a net worth of over $1 million.

On the other hand, her husband Howie has an estimated net worth of around $16 million. He has also an annual salary of approx $4 million. So we can assume that Diane is living a luxurious and comfortable life along with her husband and family.

Diane Addonizio Age

When it comes to celebrities and their personal affairs, no doubt, the fans are always curious to know about all the small things. In this case, people want to know how old was Diane Addonizio? She celebrates her birthday on 1st January she was born in 1970 in Red Bank, New Jersey, in the United States of America. As per wiki, she is now 53 years old.

Diane Addonizio Height And Weight

As a fan, people were always so eager to know how tall Diane Addonizio was and what was her weight? She was able to attain a height of 5 feet 8 inches which is also equivalent to 176 cm. She has also a decent body weight that mirrors her character and reflects on her personality. Her body weight is around 58 kg, which is also equivalent to 128 lbs. Despite being in the early 50s and also the mother of three children, Diane has still maintained her physical figure very well.

9 Facts On Diane Addonizio That Might Surprised You!

  1. Diane has a grandson named, Waylon James Long, from her elder son Chris Long’s marriage to Megan O’Malley.
  2. Diane was enrolled in Villanova University, a private Catholic research university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  3. She is a lawyer by profession, but she hasn’t been practicing law for a long time.
  4. Her husband Howie was introduced into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
  5. Diane is better known as the wife of retired National Football League (NFL) player Howie Long.
  6. Howie played most of his career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders franchise.
  7. Howie’s real name is Howard Mathew Moses Long.
  8. They first met in college when Howie was in his second year of college and their romance started from then.
  9. Reportedly, Howie proposed to Diane with a $38,000 diamond ring which was his signing amount with NFL at that time.