Diana Lasso is the ex-wife of actor and comedian Wayne Brady. Her ex-husband gained immense success for his highly-acclaimed role in the TV series, Whose Line Is It Anyway? He has also worked as a host for many TV shows like Don’t Forget the Lyrics! and Let’s Make a Deal.
Besides, Diana has a great career in the wine business as well. She was a director of hospitality at Beau Vigne. She previously became a part of a few other well-established wine companies, including Palmaz Vineyards.
If you want to know more about Diana Lasso’s parents, career, and many other interesting facts, then read on!
Who Are Diana Lasso’ Parents? Her Nationality
Lasso was born in the United States, to parents Carlos A Lasso (father) and Inez Lasso (mother). Unfortunately, her father died a few years ago.
Lasso’s mom Inez has written divorced on her Facebook bio meaning her mom and dad might’ve separated before her father passed away. Despite her parent’s separation, Lasso shares a close relationship with her parents.
Just recently, Diana shared a picture of her late dad on Facebook in April 2020.
Talking about her mother, Inez was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is a scholar who graduated from Jamaica High School. She later enrolled at The University of New Mexico.
Besides, Diana’s nationality is American and belongs to the Spanish ethnicity.
Lasso Has Two Sisters
Lasso grew up along with her two sisters, Julie Ann Lasso and Elena Evertt. Elena studied at The University of New Mexico. She did her schooling at St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque and then went to Marquette University. She currently resides in Bel Air, Maryland.
On the other hand, Julie lives in London. Despite the physical distance, the sisters somehow manage their time for a family reunion.
What is Diana Lasso Doing Now? Is a Wine Curator
Lasso began her career working as a curator at Darioush Winery in June 2007. Iranian-born Brasious Khaldi co-founded the company with his wife Shahpar in 1997. It predominantly focuses on premium wines.
Soon after leaving the company in May 2003, Lasso went on to join a popular winery, Palmaz Vineyards, located in Napa Valley, California. She spent over three years working as a national estate ambassador, before being appointed as the senior estate ambassador. Initially, the company was founded in 1981 by Henry Hagen
After working with the company for more than five years, Diana went on to join Opus One Winery in July 2018. She worked as a hospitality manager until May 2019.
Furthermore, Lasso spent the next six months (June 2019-Nov), as the director of hospitality for Beau Bigne.
Diana Lasso is The First Wife of Wayne Brady
Diana married Wayne Brady on 31st December 1993. At the time, her husband had just embarked on showbiz. The same year, Brady also appeared in a couple of TV projects such as I’ll Fly Away and In the Heat of the Night.
Despite their early romance, their marriage soon hit the rock and they divorced after two-year in September 1995. As for the reason behind their split, the two never talked about it publically. However, the comedian once did advise his fans not to get married in their 20s. He stated in an interview with CloserWeekly,
“My first wife is a great person, 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.”
Most of the images of Diana on the internet are of a different person. The photos have all been taken from a women’s account who happened to have the same as Diana. The other Diana Lasso goes by the username @dlasso. In fact, the Instagram account holder isn’t Wayne Brady’s ex-wife.
Where is Wayne Brady Now? Her Love Life After Her Divorce From Wayne Brady
Lasso, just after her divorce from Brady, faded away from the media. She maintains a lowkey existence totally out of the public eye. She has written her relationship status as a single on her Facebook account. Safe to say, Diana doesn’t have a boyfriend in 2022.
On the other side, Lasso is an avid dog lover. She has two dogs and frequently keeps posting their photos on her social media.
She resides in Las Vegas, Nevada as of 2022.
Wayne Brady’s Second Marriage With Mandie Taketa Also Ended in A Divorce
The veteran actor and comedian tied the knot for the second time with Mandie Taketa on 5th April 1999. They first crossed paths while performing together in an event organized in Hawaii.
They were initially friends for some time and slowly things started becoming romantic between the two. The duo married after a few years of a love affair in 1999. They are proud parents of a daughter, Maile Masako Brady, born on February 3, 2003.
The couple separated amicably after seven years of marriage in 2006. Wayne Brady’s wife Mandie filed for divorce and requested joint legal and physical custody. They are now highly committed and co-parenting their daughter.
On the other hand, Mandie is now dating her new boyfriend Jason, a photographer. The two are together for several years now. Wayne is super close to his ex-wife and her boyfriend, Jason too.
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Wayne revealed they are co-quarantining together but not under the same roof.
Talking more about Mandie, the ex-celebrity spouse is an accomplished yoga instructor, physical therapist, and personal trainer too.
What is Diana Lasso’s Net Worth?
Diana has an estimated net worth of $400,000. Her ex-hubby Wayne’s net worth is $10 million as of 2022. He has racked such good fortune from his multiple roles, including acting, singing, comedy, and more. Furthermore, Brady also has won numerous prestigious accolades, including three Emmy Awards.
Moving towards his properties, Wayne previously owned a house in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles. He sold it for $2.65 million in 2018.
The 4,202 square feet of living space features five bedrooms and five bathrooms. He plunked down $2.525 million for the house back in 2015.