Celebrity spouse Jennifer Misner is an American sales and marketing director, popularly known as the late actor Dustin Diamond’s ex-wife. An all-round entertainer, Dustin was also a director, stand-up comedian, and musician. He was mostly known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise. Jennifer, whose exact date of birth is not available to the public, was presumably married to him for four years before they split. As at the time of his death in February 2021, they had already been separated for eight years.
Apart from being the ex-wife of a famous person, she has a successful career in sales and marketing. She began carving her path in the business in the late 90s with a Project Manager position at TNS. As of 2021, she works as a Sales and Marketing Director at Holiday Inn Express and recently started her seed shop in Kentucky – a business born of the interest she took in gardening during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020.
Public interest is a volatile phenomenon, and Misner’s case further proves this. Since leaving Dustin Diamond, the sales expert has led a quiet and private life, but that was taken away from her the moment he died. News of his passing got fans more interested in his life, and of course, his relationships. By extension, Misner became a topic of interest as fans began to seek more information about her time with the actor and much more.
This article will expose more about Jennifer Misner and a rather surprising detail about her relationship with the late actor. To set the ball rolling, see these ten facts about her.
10 facts about Jennifer Misner
- Though information about Jennifer’s early life or background is scarce, especially her exact date of birth, it has been generally assumed that she was in her mid-40s in 2021.
- Jennifer Misner is professionally a Director of Sales & Marketing, and according to her LinkedIn profile, she is currently working at Holiday Inn Express, an establishment she has been with since 2010.
- According to many sources, Diamond and Misner reportedly first met in Pennsylvania in 2004 while the actor was on tour, and they dated for many years before their purported wedding.
- Their wedding was a very private matter, and Diamond only revealed in a 2012 interview that they got married in 2009 after showing off his wedding band.
- Jennifer is believed to be single, as there have been no reports of any other marriages or relationships since her split from Dustin Diamond in 2013.
- Back in 2014, her ex-husband Dustin was arrested for possession of a switchblade knife, which he was alleged to have used in a threatening manner during a fight in a bar.
- Misner reportedly stood right by Diamond in 2006 when a 50-minute long intimate tape of him and two unidentified women went viral.
- Jennifer once suffered a miscarriage, and it inspired herself and Diamond to start a foundation to benefit children through organizations that specialized in child care.
- According to TMZ, Dustin’s death certificate bears “never married” under marital status, indicating that he and Misner were actually never legally married.
- Misner reportedly has a net worth somewhere between $250,000 and $400,000.
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Jennifer Misner Career
Jennifer started her career in sales and advertising as a Project Manager in the late 90s. She then worked for five years as VP of Marketing and Development at the Monarch Group. After this, she served as a freelance Sales and Marketing Consultant for six years. Jennifer went on to work as Director of Sales and Revenue Management at Sheehan and Associates and Concord Hospitality Enterprises for two years.
Misner’s impressive CV doesn’t end there. She has also worked with other establishments like Sonesta Hotels, where she served as the Regional Sales Director. At some point, she worked for a year and a half with Jacaruso Enterprises Inc. Sometime in 2013, she was with Schulte Hospitality Group in an undisclosed capacity. Per her LinkedIn page, Misner was employed at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 2021 after joining the establishment in September of 2010.
As revealed earlier, Misner is also an entrepreneur. In 2020, she started a seed shop in Kentucky. She became interested in gardening amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, and this inspired her to start a seed business. It is said that she aims to also sell plants in the near future.
In addition to these, alongside her ex-husband, Jennifer Misner also started a non-profit organization called Dustin Diamond Foundation in 2005. The organization is dedicated to the well-being of children, aiming to improve the condition of children living in poor conditions. The Dustin Diamond Foundation hosted its first event in Southeastern Wisconsin in 2005. The event was a “Haunted Masquerade” themed sit-down dinner.
As Dustin Diamond wife
Jennifer and Dustin first met in Pennsylvania while Diamond was on tour. The two started dating in 2004 and started living together in Port Washington, Wisconsin. They eventually tied the knot in 2009, according to Dustin. The late actor broke the news of their union during a 2012 interview with City TV in Vancouver, Canada. Holding up his left hand to show off the wedding band, he mentioned that their marriage was already three years old at the time. “Happy wife, happy life my friend! That’s the way to do it!,” he said, talking about their union.
Prior to their marriage, Misner suffered a miscarriage in 2005. The incident was the result of an ectopic pregnancy, a phenomenon that happens when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus. It also reportedly left them with high medical bills. They were, however, inspired by the tragedy to launch a charitable organization to benefit children.
Eventually, in 2013, after being together for almost ten years, the two split up. Details of their separation are not known, as neither of them commented on it.
Dustin Diamond (Wiki)
Born 7 January 1977, Dustin Neil Diamond was an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, musician, and occasional professional wrestler. He was best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise. Diamond began doing stand-up comedy after the end of Saved by the Bell and toured on and off. In 2006, Diamond directed and released his own celebrity intimate tape Screeched – Saved by the Smell. Many years later, he claimed he was not actually in the tape; rather, a stunt double had his likeness superimposed.
As a musician, Dustin formed an alternative metal band called Salty The Pocketknife. He played bass and wrote much of the music as well. The band didn’t last, however, as they split up not long after their first album was released. As a wrestler, he appeared on an NWA-TNA‘s Asylum weekly pay-per-view in September 2002. Billed as Screech, he challenged TNA’s bell keeper, Tiny the Bellkeeper, to a boxing match. Screech won by knockout in 42 seconds.
In early January 2021, Diamond was diagnosed with extensive stage four small cell carcinoma of the lungs. He completed one round of chemotherapy in Cape Coral, Florida, but died from the disease on 1 February 2021.
Dustin Diamond and Amanda Schutz
The actor had a bit of eventful love life in his time. He dated Beth Musolff from 2002 to 2005, and she later revealed in an interview that he had quite a temper and violent tendencies. Beth described an incident where he once pulled a knife on her in a fit of rage and threatened to push her from a hotel balcony. She added that he was verbally abusive to her through the course of their relationship.
After separating from Jennifer Misner, Diamond got involved with a former business owner, Amanda Schutz. Their relationship later made headlines for the wrong reasons as the two got involved in a scandal and were arrested after a bar fight ensued at a Wisconsin saloon. Diamond was arrested in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, for possession of a switchblade knife. Per the reports, he had pulled the weapon out during the bar altercation where a man was stabbed. He was sentenced to a four-month jail term but got out after serving three.
Dustin Diamond death certificate
After Diamond’s death, TMZ revealed a surprising twist in the Misner and Diamond love story. As seen on his death certificate, under marital status, Diamond was “never married”. Apparently, he and Misner never really got legally wedded, and his friend, Dan Block, said he only wore the ring as a way of showing his dedication to her when he traveled for work. He added that the actor had plans of clearing up the issue of his marital status after their relationship ended.
What is Dustin Diamond net worth
According to Celebrity Networth, Diamond had a net worth of $300,000 at the time of his death in 2021. It is more impressive when one considers the fact that he was in financial distress in the early 2000s and had to file for bankruptcy in California in 2001, subsequently moving to Port Washington, Wisconsin, two years later.
Jennifer Misner net worth
As earlier stated, Jennifer is estimated to be worth somewhere between $250,000 and $400,000. Her main source of income is her career in sales and advertisement. It is unclear how well her seed shop business is doing, but one expects that she also makes money from it.
Jennifer has led a private life since her split from Diamond. She was off social media for a long time before eventually opening a Facebook account. There, she does fundraising for the courses she supports. As for relationships, it will seem she hasn’t been in any or is simply not letting the public know about it.
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