Jill Diven is the ex-celebrity spouse of popular American actor, voice actor, and stand-up comedian Brad Garrett. Her former husband is best known for his role in the show, Everybody Loves Raymond where he portrayed the character of Robert.
The former couple was together for eight years. When together, they became parents to two kids. But why did Jill and Brad end their marriage? What were the reasons?
Also, how much money did Diven receive from her divorce settlement? What are her children’s names and what they’re up to? To find answers to all that and to know more about Jill Diven just scroll through the headings below.
Jill Diven Early Life: She Is The Daughter Of An Army Man
She was born in 1964 and is currently 58 years old. Garrett’s ex-wife is the daughter of the late couple James Everett Diven (July 1929 – Sep 2009) and Lecial L Diven (May 1930 – Jan 2019).
Jill apparently is the only daughter of James and Lecial. Her father, a native of Colorado allegedly was a colonel in the US Air Force and was also the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross Bronze Star Medal.
Her in-laws’ parents are Al Gerstenfeld and Barbara Gerstenfeld.
According to some sources, the former celebrity spouse stands at a height of 5ft 5inches tall whereas her husband is 6ft 8inches tall.
Diven’s Education; She Went To Multiple Universities
We can say that Jill is a very educated woman as she has enrolled in more than four colleges including Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Colorado State University-Pueblo, and The Interior Design Institute.
Aside from this, Diven was also a student at the University of Miami School of Law where she studied legal studies. Jill joined the institution in 1990 and enrolled in 1992.
Her Ethnicity And Nationality
Talking about her ethnicity, Jill is reportedly Caucasian and has an American Nationality. As per some sources, her religion is Christian.
Meanwhile, her former husband Brad is Jewish. As for his nationality, he is also an American.
How Jill Diven And Brad Garrett Met Each Other? Their Marriage
The former couple met each other for the first time while Jill was working as a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas, Nevada. Allegedly Brad had gone to Nevada because he had some personal work.
The ex-couple must have felt strongly for each other as they started dating promptly. After dating for some time, Brad decided to level up their relationship by proposing to her. Garrett asked Jill to marry him on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond.
Soon after their engagement, the former love birds decided to tie the knot in 1998. They got married at Beverly Hills Hotel situated in California. As per some online sources, their marriage was very private and only their close friends and family were invited.
After being together for almost 9 years, Jill and Brad got divorced on 7 November 2007. Before getting a divorce, the former couple separated from each other in 2005. People hardly heard about their conflicts so when they announced their divorce everyone was very surprised.
The former couple finalized their divorce mentioning irreconcilable differences. According to their reason, Jill and Brad must have had very different views on things.
Jill Diven Received A Lot From The Divorce Settlement
After Jill and Brad divorced, the former couple reportedly fought for their children’s custody but in the end, Jill won. Her former husband had to share a significant portion of his wealth in their divorce settlement.
More specifically, the former celebrity spouse received half from the sale of the Hidden Hills home, half the balance of their two bank accounts, and half of all his retirement assets.
The former couple divided their car collection as well. Brad kept a Chrysler Town & Country, a Cadillac, a Bentley, a 2005 BMW 750, and a Mercedes Benz R350 whereas Jill got Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes Benz 550.
Her Spousal Support and Child Support
For her children’s, child support, Jill’s son received $7,400 whereas her daughters received $12,600 until they were 19 or high school graduates. There has been a lot of speculation about why her daughter receives more than her son. The former couple hasn’t said much regarding this.
Jill also received spousal support from her ex-husband. She won $44,900 from Brad every month which was valid until her death or her other marriage.
Jill Diven’s Ex-Husband Brad Garrett’s Current Relationship
After separating from Diven it didn’t take much time for Brad to move on. Jill’s ex-husband met Isabeall Quella in 2008 at Vose Galleries in Boston. Reportedly, the lovers started dating soon after they met.
Following their romance, Brad proposed to Quella in Dec 2015 after dating for almost 7 years. The couple got engaged at the Winston Churchill suite of New York Waldorf Astoria.
The partners got married on 11 November 2021, in Montecito, California. At the ceremony, Quella wore a beautiful gown designed by Reem Acra whereas Brad wore a suit made by Di Stefano.
Brad and Quella had planned on marrying previously but had to postpone their date many times sometimes due to Covid 19, Wildfires, and Mudslides.
Now, the couple is living in Malibu with their two dogs named Ivy and Chester.
Is Jill Diven In a Relationship? What Does She Do Now?
As Jill is very private about her life it is very hard for us to say whether she is in a relationship or not although according to some online sources we have found that Jill is currently single.
Diven must be enjoying her time with herself as she seems to be happy. We wish Jill the very best in her future endeavors and challenges.
As for the profession, currently, Jill is working as a real estate agent at SG Associate located in Westlake Village, CA. She has been working for the company since 2018. Besides, Diven is also a proud owner of Jacques and Jills Acquisitions Inc.
Jill Diven’s Ex-Husband Hit a Cameraman
Brad was leaving a restaurant on a Sunday night when he was surrounded by TMZ photographers. While the photographers were asking him questions, one cameraman insulted him.
When he was insulted, Garrett lost his temper and slapped the cameraman’s lens. From the blow, the photographer suffered minor injuries including a swollen eye. TMZ nor the cameraman filed for complaint as the camera wasn’t damaged.
Jill Diven’s Net Worth
Talking about her net worth, the ex-celebrity spouse has an estimated wealth of $2 million. The settlement from her divorce contributed mainly to her asset.
On the other hand, her ex-husband has an estimated net worth of $50 million which he earned mostly through his career in the entertainment industry.