Neil Diamond Announces Engagement to Manager
Celebrated singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, owner of dozens of Top 40 hits dating back to the mid-1960s, announced his engagement to filmmaker/manager Katie McNeil on Wednesday (Sept. 7).
Diamond, 70, broke the news via Twitter, rhyming via couplet, "Good news coming from sunny LA/and you're the first I want to tell/Katie and I just got engaged/and I hope you wish us well."
Aside from working as Diamond's manager, McNeil, 40, produced the 2009 documentary "Neil Diamond: Hot August Night NYC," as well as films covering artists such as Motley Crue and Public Enemy.
Diamond was previously married to Jayne Posner from 1963 to 1969, and to Marcia Murphy from 1969 to 1995. He has two children from each marriage.
Aside from the engagement, it's been an eventful year for the "Sweet Caroline" icon. Diamond accepted the 2011 Billboard Icon Award May 22, and closed the Billboard Music Awards with a spirited medley of two of his biggest hits, "Sweet Caroline" and "America." He was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame March 14.