Nikki was shot by her husband's ex-wife Veronica Landers and was on her deathbed, so Victor divorced Diane in order to marry Nikki before she died.
Jack, who was at the time involved with Phyllis Summers, sued for sole custody of Kyle but didn't get it.
In their divorce settlement, Diane got a board seat at Newman.
Diane was taken by surprise when she learned Victor had his sperm frozen at Robertson Labs, so she arranged to get it in order to get artificially inseminated.
Diane came to a conclusion that Jack isn't worth her time and focused on a new love, a detective named Andy Richards.
The couple married and led an uneventful life, and Diane began another affair with Jack. Disappointed, Diane left for Europe, but even there she couldn't rest. She began working for Jack again, leaving their families worried that they might hook up.
Phyllis was the main suspect for arson, but was able to prove that Diane set it up to look like Phyllis wanted her dead. Diane's life got a bit better when Andy returned to Genoa City and they started dating again, but he left not long after he arrived.