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Who is Diane Addonizio?

Diane Addonizio was born in 1962 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA; the actual date of her birth is unknown. She is a non-practicing lawyer, who is probably best known for being the wife of former professional National Football League (NFL) footballer (defensive end) and actor Howard Mathew Moses ‘Howie’ Long, and for being the mom of professional American football players Chris, Kyle and Howie Long, Jr. She is also recognized by her nickname – the First Lady of Football.

Early Life, Education and Body Measurements

Speaking about Diane Addonizio’s early life, there is no information about it in the media, except that she was raised in a catholic family where religion and tradition were highly valued. Thus, upon matriculation, she enrolled in Villanova University, a private Catholic research university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and subsequently graduated from USC Gould School of Law.

If to talk about her appearance, Diane is 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm) tall and her weight is reputed to be around 127 lbs (58 kgs).

Popularity through Marriage

Diane met her future husband Howie Long while both of them were classical studies majors at Villanova University, and began dating somewhat less than romantically when Howie took her to his dorm room to watch a National Football League game, but gained popularity herself through his popularity. The couple eventually married in June of 1982 and in the following year, she gave birth to their first son, Christopher Howard ‘Chris’ Long. In 1988, they welcomed their second son, Kyle Howard Long, and their third son, Howard Mathew Long, Jr. was born in 1990.

Howard Mathew Moses ‘Howie’ Long is probably best recognized in the media for being a retired professional NFL player, who played in the position of defensive end for the Los Angeles Raiders (now the Oakland Raiders) from 1981 to 1993. During his career, Howie was named eight times to the Pro Bowl, three times to First-team All-Pro and twice to Second-team All-Pro. He also won the Super Bowl XVIII title with the Raiders in 1983.

Following retirement, Howie became involved in the entertainment industry as an actor, starring in the role of Kelly in the film “Broken Arrow” (1996), playing Jesse in the 1998 film “Firestorm” and as Jack in the film “3000 Miles To Graceland” in 2001.

Children: Chris, Kyle, and Howard

Their sons have followed their father’s footsteps, and all of them are involved in the professional sports industry as players in the NFL. Chris Long is recognized for being a player in the position of defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, while Kyle Long plays in the position of guard for the Chicago Bears. Howard Long, Jr. is known for being a player with the Oakland Raiders.


Regarding her career, Diane is a lawyer by profession, but she hasn’t been practicing law for a long time. She has kept details of her professional life away from the public, so there is little information about it. After meeting her husband, she decided to put her career aside, and started traveling and supporting his business and career.

Diane believes that as a mother she has to be involved in her children’s professional progress and in their careers, so she also took a part in a panel discussion at an event promoting football safety which was held for over 300 mothers of football players at the Walter Payton Center.

Diane Addonizio Net Worth and Assets

If you ever wondered how rich Diane Addonizio is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $1 million. Furthermore, she also shares the net worth of her husband Howie Long, which is estimated to be over $16 million.

They also share such assets as a luxurious house valued at more than $6 million, and located in Virginia, where they currently live.

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