Diana Lasso is known around the world as the former wife of actor Wayne Brady. Besides, Lasso is also a former director of hospitality at the company Beau Vigne. She previously held several other major positions.
Some people with their innate talent and hard-work can showcase their versatility in numerous fields. Likewise, Lasso’s ex-hubby Wayne’s prolific career consists of several roles including actor, singer, comedian, producer, presenter, game show host, and more.
However, for the past several years, Wayne isn’t in the limelight. And like her ex-husband, Lasso hasn’t been in the spotlight from the past several years either. However, the lady is also doing great professionally.
Today let’s find out all the interesting facts about Diana including her family and failed marriage with Wayne!
Diana Lasso and Wayne Brady Marriage: How and why did their relationship come to an end?
The couple tied the knot on 31st December 1993, right on the new year’s eve, in a private wedding ceremony. However, the two couldn’t last long and they divorced in September 1995.
Brady always kept things very private and rarely talked about their marriage to the public. Even so, he once mentioned to CloserWeekly how getting married when you are in the 20s while your career is just taking off could ruin your relationship. He said,
“My first wife is a great person, but you should not be getting married when you’re 20 or 21 because you still don’t know yourself. I think the lesson was not to rush into things.”
It seems the couple’s immatureness and Brady’s busy life could be the reason for their separation.
The former flames do not share any kids.
Who is Diana Lasso?
Lasso is a former employee of Beau Vigne, a wine company. She worked as a director of hospitality at the company for around a half year (June 2019-November). In the past, Lasso also worked at a few other known wine companies.
Diana first landed a job as a curator at Darioush Winery in June 2007. The company specialized in premium wines and was founded by Iranian born, Darioush Khaledi and his spouse Shahpar in 1997. She spent around 6-year at Darioush and left it in May 2013.
Spent Over Five Years at Palmaz Vineyards
Son after leaving Darioush, Diana joined Palmaz Vineyards, a popular winery in the Napa Valley, California. She worked as a national estate ambassador (May 2013-Dec 2016). She spent her next one year and eight months working as a senior estate ambassador.
Henry Hagen, one of the pioneers of wine production in the estate founded the company in 1981. They mostly use Cabernet Sauvignon for their production.
In July 2018, Lasso began working for Opus One Winery as a hospitality manager and held the position for nine months.
Diana Lasso Parents Divorce
Lasso was born in the United States of America. She is the daughter of Carlos A Lasso (father) and Inez Lasso (mother). As per Diana’s mom’s Facebook page, the couple was divorced.
Her dad Carlos sadly passed away some time ago. Back in April 2020, Lasso posted a photo of her father on her Facebook remembering the lost soul.
Besides, her mummy Inez was born in the Bronx, New York. She attended Jamaica High School and later studied at The University of New Mexico.
Grew Up Along With Two Siblings
Diana has two sisters named Julie Ann Lasso and Elena Everett. Ann currently resides in London while Elena lives in Bel Air, Maryland. They share a deep bond with each other and often spend a lot of time together.
Elena attended St. Pius X High School Albuquerque, followed by Marquette University and The University of New Mexico.
Fake Information and Wrong Images of Diana Lasso
Several tabloids have been adding fake pictures and information about Diana. Some of them say Lasso moved to the United States to pursue her music career and now is a singer. And as for her image, you have already noticed that many sources have posted two different photos of Diana as Wayne Brady’s wife in the same content.
Most of the tabloids took pictures and details from a lady who coincidentally goes by the name Diana Lasso.
Is Diana Lasso Dating Anyone?
Diana has completely refrained from making any public appearances after her divorce from her husband Wayne Brady. Even so, we can say for sure she isn’t dating anyone at present but enjoys single life, spending more time with her family.
Besides, Lasso is a dog lover and has two golden retrievers. She also has posted a number of pictures of them on her Facebook. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wayne Brady’s marriage with second wife Mandie Taketa also ended
Whose Line is it Anyway? star for the second time married dancer, Mandie Taketa. The two tied the knot in April 1999. The duo shares a daughter named Maile Masako Brady, born in early 2003.
Despite showing strong signs earlier on, their relationship also did not last long. They separated on April 5, 2006, and Mandie filed for divorce in mid-2007. According to People magazine, Mandie requested joint legal and physical custody of their daughter in the petition.
In addition, a rep for Brady told the magazine their split was amicable, “The split is very amicable and they continue to remain the best of friends and committed parents.”
The couple is now doing their best in co-parenting their daughter. Brady also shares a friendly relationship with Mandie’s current boyfriend, Jason. In an interview with Access Hollywood, the actor disclosed he is self-isolating with his daughter, ex-wife, Mandie, and her boyfriend, Jason. Meanwhile, he also talked about co-parenting his daughter with Mandie. He said,
“My ex-wife Mandie and I, we have a different and I think a very special relationship than a lot of people who co-parent.”
Here is the full clip!
Lasso also dated TLC’s Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas. The couple began dating in early 2014. But it is yet to be revealed when the two called it quit.
How much is Diana Lasso’s net worth?
Lasso has a net worth of $200,000. While talking about her hubby Wayne, he has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2020. He previously lived in his house located in Sherman Oaks. He sold the house for $2.65 million in 2018.
The residence has five bedrooms and five bathrooms and is built within 4,202 square feet of living space. It also includes a formal living room, a center-island kitchen, a dining room, an office, and a family room. He originally bought the mansion back in 2015 for $2.525 million.