Daryl Johnston Wife: Diane Johnston

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Daryl Johnston is a name that still pops up when talking about the football industry. Even after decades of journey, Johnston sparks the curiosity of many regarding his private life. 

Daryl is currently the Executive Vice President of the United States Football League since 2022.

From love at first sight to binding the knot forever, Mr. Daryl does have a fairytale love story. So, who is Daryl Johnston’s wife? She is a former model Diane Krebs Johnston. 

Primary Image Diane
 Diane Johnston Posing For A Picture (Source: Allie Beth Allman & Associates) 

In this article, we will discuss Diane’s life, career, family, relation, and all the available information on Diane Johnston.

Before getting into the discussion, first, let’s go through some quick facts. 

Daryl Johnston Wife | Quick Facts

Full Name Diane Michelle Krebs (Johnston)
Date of Birth October 1968
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Age 56 Years Old
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Grey
Build Slim
Parents’ Name Names Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Education Unknown
Profession Former Model
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Daryl Johnston 
Married Year  1996 
Kids Aidan Johnston (Son)

Evan Johnston (Daughter) 

Net Worth Unknown
Social Media Instagram
Merch of Daryl Johnston  Signed Helmet, Signed Football 
Last Update May 2024 

Who Is Daryl Johnston’s Wife, Diane Krebs Johnston?

Krebs (fully named Diane Michelle Krebs (Johnston)) was born in October 1968. Because she is quite private with her life, we do not have any information regarding her family, childhood, background, and so on. 

Daryl and Diane
Diane Krebs Johnston With Her Husband, Daryl Johnston (Source: Shana Anderson) 

Regarding her profession, Diane Krebs was a well-known local model and often appeared in commercials with actors and sportsmen. However, after marrying Daryl Johnston, she gradually stopped her modeling career. 

During her modeling phase, Diane would usually appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine. There is no information on why she left the industry, but she seemed to quit to indulge herself in the family.

At present, Diane Krebs is a real estate agent at Allie Beth Allman & Associates

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Diane Krebs Johnston | Relationship

According to the sources, Diane was previously married to Bradley S. Schlachter on July 18th, 1993. She was of 25 years when she got married. 

In December 1994, Diane Krebs met Daryl Johnston for the first time during their Chevrolet commercial together.

As they both admit, it was a proverbial love at first sight. 

The duo went on their first date in January 1995, and they talked so much that they missed a whole movie. As soon as they clicked, the duo started taking marriage as their option. 

Daryl’s Proposal

The pair were head over heels in love, and Daryl would often page “I love you” throughout the day with the pager they each had.

Not to mention, Johnston would send her a single rose with a card hand-signed “I Love You” delivered every day while he was away for the Pro Bowl games. 

Daryl and Diane Posing For A Photo (Source: My Sweet Charity)

After buying the ring, Daryl had walked around with it for over two weeks, searching for a perfect time to propose. The proposal did come as classy as it could be.

Daryl John had his scheme well-planned when one evening, he asked her to go out for a dinner date with him. 

The duo went to their favorite restaurant for food and later dropped by the Nana Grill for drinks. Then, he faked getting a call from their jeweler saying they had to go back to The Mansion. 

Hence, when they arrived at the suite, it was all empty, but every room was decorated with flowers. Likewise, the table was filled with a bottle of champagne and a cake shaped like a flower basket.

“It sounds so cliché, but I knew when I first kissed him that he was the one. I am marrying my best friend.”
– Daryl Johnston’s Wife, Diane Krebs Johnston

Then, Daryl pulled out the ring and asked Krebs to marry him. It had been six months since they met when Daryl proposed to Diane.

Daryl And Diane’s Wedding 

Diane had already booked Perkins Chapel for their wedding location before even their engagement was official. She stated it was a gamble to book Perkins, and she booked it as they were always discussing marriage.

Soon after, the pair were planning their wedding events while accomplishing one task at a time. During the planning, they two set all of their appointments on Johnston’s days off.

“Daryl’s not ’The Moose at home. He’s very sensitive and sweet. And romantic.” 
– Daryl Johnston’s wife, Diane Krebs Johnston

As per Diane, Daryl helped her choose and decide every phase of their wedding except for her wedding dress. 

According to their plans, Diane had a glamorous look for their reception that took place at the La Cima Club in Las Colinas. She wore a halter-top dress with its beaded bodice and float of a skirt. 


On March 30, 1996, Daryl and Diane tied the knot and took vows. The couple has been happily married for over 26 years. 

Diane Krebs Johnston With Her Husband and Children (Source: Playerswiki)

From their marriage, the duo has two beautiful kids. They have a daughter named Evan Elizabeth Johnston and a son named Aidan Wallace Johnston. 


The couple with their family live in Texas. The exact address of their residence, however, is not known. 

However, they previously used to live at 6520 Northaven Rd., Dallas, until they sold this property in 2012 for $3.7 million.

Designed by Charles Dilbeck, the house spread across 7364 square feet and was initially remodeled in 2003. It consisted of five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a media room, a study, a game room, and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with white Carrera marble counters.  

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A Brief Information on Daryl Johnston

Daryl is a former fullback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was born on February 10, 1966, in Youngstown, New York, to his parents, Ann Johnston and Peter Johnston.


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As per the sources, he played as a fullback for a total of fifteen seasons, during which he also received the Hall Of Fame and three Super Bowls. Two years after his retirement, Daryl joined Fox Sports as a broadcaster and commentator.

Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the newest incarnation of the USFL.

Diane Krebs Johnston | Net Worth  

There is no exact information on Diane’s salary and net worth. Diane Krebs used to be a model and earned quite a lot.

Currently, she works as a real estate agent for Allie Beth Allman and Associates. She must have earned a good amount from that. 

As for Daryl Johnston, he maintains a net worth of $3 million. 

Diane Krebs Johnston | Social Media

To know more about Diane, check out her social media sites. 

She is on Instagram with over 700 followers. But sadly, her account is private. 

Do check out her husband, Daryl Johnston’s Instagram and Twitter.

Diane Krebs Johnston | Popularity Graph 

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Popularity of Diane Johnston Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions

When did Daryl Johnston retire from football?

Daryl retired from his playing career on June 2000.

Why was Daryl Johnston called the moose?

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