Almost every popular show gets a sequel, and so did Tiger King after its huge success in 2020. The show’s franchise titled Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story dropped on Netflix on December 10, 2021, and it featured more than Bhagavan “Doc” Antle’s time with the big cats. That year, viewers also got to meet his former mother-in-law Diane Ducharme.
So, who is she? Keep reading this Diane Ducharme Bio to explore everything you need to know about her.
Diane Ducharme On Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story
Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story was set to be a three-part series that examined the life of Doc Antle, a.k.a Bhagavan who is a big cat enthusiast. This big cat expert also owned his private zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he worked alongside Joe Exotic (as featured in the first Tiger King film).
So, Diane Ducharme makes into the scene on the second episode of the new docuseries, titled “The Great Escape,” following the appearance of her daughter Radha Hirsch. In her first introduction, Diane spoke about her impression of Bhagavan and explained her views that surrounded her daughter’s relationship.
She reminisced the first time her daughter met the tiger trainer. It seems that everyone looked up to Bhagavan at the time and there was never a slighted doubt that the two would separate. Well, time is unforgiving and changes a lot of things.
Who Is Diane Ducharme Daughter, Radha Hirsch?
Diane Ducharme’s daughter Radha Hirsch is one of the ex-wives of Doc Antle.
Radha first met Doc when she was 11-12 years of age. Since her mother had to move a lot for work, Radha would often stay with different families at the Yogaville ashram, and that was where she first saw Doc. “Enamored”— this was the word Radha used to describe the first time she ever laid her eyes on him.
By the time Radha reached 14, the two were already in love. Or as explained in the Netflix series, it was the first time anything romantic happened with Doc.
So in love, the pair then decided to run away as Radha reached 15, leaving Diane distressed.
According to Diane, she even lost her job worrying about her daughter. Fortunately, she found them later on. And when she did, the dynamic of the relationship between her and Doc changed — right after Doc admitted that he found her daughter attractive since she was 11 years old.
Now, after years, Radha and Doc are separated, and the mother-daughter seems to have reconnected. They are all now the co-stars of Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story and are on good terms.
Is Diane Ducharme Dead?
No, Diane Ducharme wasn’t dead as of 2021.
Her death rumors can be debunked by her appearance on Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story, which premiered on 10 December 2021.
Also, for those who’ve stumbled upon the obituary of Diane Ducharme over the internet, that’s not her! The departed Diane over the obituary was born to parents Guy and Margaret Ducharme, and she had two brothers Craig and Paul Ducharme.
How Old Is Diane Ducharme?
Diane Ducharme was reportedly 72 years of age in 2021 when she first appeared on Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story.
While her ex-son-in-law Doc Antle was 61 then. Yes, the two had only 11 years age gap, and he went on to elope with Diane’s daughter.
Is Diane Ducharme On IG, Facebook?
There were many profiles with Diane Ducharme’s name over IG, including @ducharme_diane, and @dianaducharme. But none of them seemed to be that of the Tiger King star.
Similarly, tons of results popped up while searching for “Diane Ducharme” over Facebook. And yes! We made it easier for you and went through each of them. And yet again, no luck.
Diane Ducharme Job
We’ve no idea what Diane Ducharme does for a living.
However, a few Tiger King fans have linked her to be a consumer safety officer at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at FDA. Searching more about the reported “Diane Ducharme” we found out that, she is a 1999 Clemson University graduate who first started her career as an extension associate at NCSU.
Given our Diane is over 70, this would mean she graduated around 50, which didn’t seem appropriate. So, it might be safe to say that this information is wrong.
Also, a few others have reported that she was a North Carolina State University graduate who worked in horticulture. We’ve no way to prove if this is right or wrong.
Where Does Diane Ducharme Live Now?
Diane liked to keep residence anonymous.
But as for her daughter, she lived in Arizona.
Who Are Diane Ducharme’s Parents, Siblings?
Diane only talked about Doc Antle and her daughter over the show and kept her private life away from the screen.
So, we’ve no information about Diane’s parents or siblings.