Full detailed profile on Diane Jenkins Newman Played by Maura West on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Maura West (CBS)
Diane Jenkins Newman
Actor: Maura West
Who played Diane Jenkins Newman over the years
Maura West (October 8 2010 - present)
Useful information on Diane Jenkins Newman
* Had a fling with Jack Abbott that led to the end of his marriage to Patty Williams.
Past: Consultant at Newman Enterprises
Past: Decorator/investor in Jabot Cosmetics
Past: Jabot Lead Model
Diane was a model at Jabot who became involved with Jack Abbott while he was married to Patty Williams. The discovery of Jack and Diane in bed together caused Patty to miscarry her and Jack's child.
Diane married Paul William's partner, Andy Richards, but fooled around on him with Jack before moving away to Europe and becoming an architect.
Upon her return to Genoa City, Diane began dating Jack again, but his sister, Ashley, objected. Victor, wanting to get back at Jack Abbott, set out to seduce Diane, and she fell for him, They married, but he later asked for a quickie divorce to marry Nikki, who had been shot, and who they believed to be dying. Diane expected to remarry Victor after Nikki passed away, but she lived. Scorned, Diane got herself a seat on the Newman Board of Directors and intercepted a notice about Victor having made a deposit at a sperm bank. She had the sperm delivered to her penthouse. Ashley and Nikki were both aware of its existence. After a sperm switch, and Diane thinking she had bested Nikki, Diane became pregnant and had a son. DNA tests proved it was not Victor's child, so she left town. Nikki learned that the child could be Jack's and tracked her down.
When Diane returned to town with Kyle, her son, a custody battle ensued between her, and Jack and Phyllis, who were a couple at the time. They proved Diane burned down the pool house and framed Phyllis and got custody of Kyle, but later, Jack gave the boy back to Diane, who moved to Chicago not long after.
Diane brought back Kyle for a visit at Emily Peterson's request in February of 2010. Diane then returned to town once again, saying that Kyle wanted to get to know his father. She and Phyllis butted heads since Phyllis is dating Jack. Diane got a job offer from Tucker, but he rescinded it after Phyllis wrote an expose on Diane in Restless Style. Unemployed and broke, Diane accepted an offer from Victor to design a new wing on the ranch and moved in. After Victor lost the lawsuit, he impulsively decided to elope with Diane and she and Kyle both moved into the main house with him.
Kyle Jenkins (father)
Kyle Jenkins (with Jack Abbott)
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Diane's ghost sits in her former suite surrounded by flowers and photos of the suspects. She doesn't know who killed her, but thinks she's dead because of all of them.
Back at the station, Ronan looks at a pink fingernail in a baggie. Diane's ghost talks as we see her and Phyllis argue and Phyllis dig up a rock and chase her. Next, we see Tucker grab Diane by the throat. She pushes him and he goes after her. Ronan looks at a small key that was found in Diane's mouth. We see Diane taunting Abby and then they fight. Next, we see Nick threaten to kill Diane, followed by Ashley pushing Diane to the ground, dropping her phone, and then chasing her. Ronan looks at an imprint of a Harvard ring that was on Diane's arm. He then reads the flight plan from Victor's private plane. We see Diane argue with Victor and him raise the watch in his handkerchief over her head. Victoria witnesses it. Diane's voice says that the path to the truth will become clear. She says someone once said dead men don't tell tales - but they didn't mean her.
At Jack's house, Jack tells a naked Diane to tell her where Kyle is or he'll throttle her. She dresses, tells him he had his chance and now he'll never see his son again. Jack fumes as she leaves.
Diane arrives in her suite cursing everyone in Genoa City. Suddenly, Nick calls. She agrees to meet him.
Nick confronts Diane on the coffee house patio about leaking photos of his parents in bed. Diane appeals to Nick to save her from herself. Nick sneers. Diane wonders if he'd pay her to go away. Phyllis appears and calls her a whore. Phyllis starts to call the police, and Diane threatens to call child services on her. Nick tells Diane to go and never threaten anyone he loves again.
Ashley meets Diane at Crimson Lights and turns down her offer to sell her the video. They insult each other. Diane tells her she did have sex with Tucker and it was divine. Ashley slaps her across the face.
Diane walks into the Club and Michael hisses at her to get out of town, tonight, before it's too late. He says he'll pay. Adam moseys over to Victor. They each think Diane got the best of the other. Adam goes, but stops to offer Diane one more chance to partner against Victor. Diane agrees to recant her testimony to the Grand Jury and says she'll get started on their plan. Once alone, Adam says, "Goodbye Diane. Goodbye Victor." Billy winds up at the bar near Victor, who pushes him.
In suite #541, Diane leaves the document that recants her statement about Adam, and texts Victor to meet her at the foot bridge in the park. She smiles and then sends the same message to everyone else too. Later, many little pillows with sayings on them are shown in the dark in suite #541.
At the park, Diane sees that Adam deposited the money in her bank account. She calls Kyle and leaves a message that she'll soon be on her way.
At the park, Diane is floating face down in the water with a huge wound on the back of her head.