Dustin Diamond was married to Jennifer Misner, but the two had divorced before he died. The couple did not have any children.
Diamond, best known for his role as Screech on “Saved By the Bell” died tragically at the age of 44 on Monday, February 1, 2021 after a battle with cancer.
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Diamond & Ex-Wife Misner Dated for Years Before They Were Married & Later Separated
BREAKING: ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has died at age 44, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer, his manager says. https://t.co/hxqyHMBLaP pic.twitter.com/rxiNcJ2jgn
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 1, 2021
Diamond and Misner were married in 2009 after dating for many years, according to The Sun. However, they later separated and eventually divorced. Their divorce was not widely publicized.
Misner works in sales and marketing for a hotel company near Altoona, Pennsylvania, according to her LinkedIn profile. The profile says she has been the director of sales and marketing for Holiday Inn Express in Hollidaysburg, a suburb of the central Pennsylvania city, for more than a decade.
Diamond appeared at signings in December, but by mid-January, he was undergoing medical testing, according to his Facebook page. On January 14, his team confirmed on his Facebook page that he had cancer.
“At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer. Dustin Will disclose more information once it is available and a plan moving forward is made,” a post on his page said.
Further testing revealed he had stage 4 small cell carcinoma, or lung cancer. His manager, Roger Paul, told NBC News his condition deteriorated rapidly.
Paul said Diamond’s “condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get him to hospice care.” He added, “There were two people very close to him by his side when he passed away.”
Misner Became Pregnant When She Was Dating Diamond But Suffered a Miscarriage
— E! News (@enews) February 1, 2021
Misner became pregnant in 2004 when she was in a relationship with Diamond, but tragically, she suffered a miscarriage. The miscarriage was the result of an ectopic pregnancy, according to The Sun.