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Episode 170: Diana

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Diana
Age: 40’s?
Location: Roseville, California
Addiction: Meth, Alcohol, Norco
What’s memorable: How far she’s fallen, with the homelessness and prostitution and abusive boyfriend. Her emotionless and seemingly uncaring mother (i.e. “There are times I should have pretended to care more than I did”) and how she refused to tell her she loved her even at the intervention. Most of all, her kids. How much they adore her and care about her, how emotional they are about seeing where she’s at now. The post-rehab airport reunion at the end was so full of love and joy, it was beyond heartwarming. This was a truly powerful family story and reminded me of why I love this show so much. “I can’t believe my family gives that much of a shit about me. Unbelievable” – Diana. That is the point of Intervention right there.

Official Synopsis: Former ‘Super Mom’ to her three children, Diana has exchanged her apron for an alcohol and meth addiction and is unraveling her marriage, family and sense of self-respect.
Original Air Date: September 2012
Interventionist: Candy

Categories: Adopted, Alcohol, Candy, Death of Loved One, Meth, Most Powerful Episodes, Most Uplifting Episodes, Norco, Season 12, Traumatic Incident

Discussion

34 Responses to “Episode 170: Diana”

  1. I wonder about Diana’s future, because holy cow, her mom is a cold woman. There has to be something going on with Mom, because in every picture of her, she looked – I don’t know, scared? Haunted? She’s an odd woman, and without her support, I wonder how Diana’s going to make it.

    Posted by unchainedcyna | September 16, 2012, 5:07 pm
  2. I would like to inform you that Diana is doing great!!!! She is sober since her intervention and I know this since I am apart of the family. Her son’s and daughter are extremely proud of her and so am I and everyone else.

    Posted by anna | March 10, 2013, 6:17 pm
  3. Wow. Diana is such a beautiful soul and has amazing kids. Her Mom did get one thing right, she certainly had/has sparkle! So, so happy to hear that she’s been sober since February 2012. ❤️❤️❤️

    Posted by Melanie | October 28, 2014, 7:04 pm
  4. Diana made me, a complete stranger, so proud. I cheered from my bed when I saw her sobered since Dec 2012. It takes a strong self to fight for the evil within. Diana, you ARE one true beautiful woman, mom, sister, and daughter. Please keep it up and hold your head high. Your future is brighter than ever. Your children are exceptionally wonderful. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

    Posted by Sandy | October 28, 2014, 11:09 pm
  5. I am so touched by how deeply those kids love their mom &it warmed/hurt my heart because i miss mine so much. The bit in the airport was so beautiful to see. Congrats to Diana!! I hope she is still doing well! Her future can be so bright.

    Posted by aj | November 2, 2014, 3:06 am
  6. I would love to meet Diana one day, she must be a very special mom and person. Diana, I am so so proud of you and the hard work that you have done to heal, not only yourself but your family. Your children are truly amazing and their loyalty and love for you is beyond measure. You have truly done a wonderful job. My blessings to you and your family, remember you are loved. January 6, 2015

    Posted by Sharron | January 6, 2015, 9:08 pm
  7. OMG those kids. This is one of the best episodes ever. You are amazing, Diana!

    Posted by Kat | January 23, 2015, 6:50 pm
  8. One of the best episodes. Diana is a gem and I’m so glad she got the opportunity to get well and heal. A beautiful woman and her children, such wonderful children, beautiful in every way. This story really touched my heart.

    I also have to point out that Diana’s mother doesn’t deserve the negative comments that I’m reading here. Yes, she wasn’t demonstratively affectionate, I agree with that. However, she clearly loves her daughter. She showed up for every bit of this process and participated whole heartedly. She did the best she could do and that’s pretty good stuff.

    The hug they shared at the end of the episode were priceless and so joyful.

    Posted by cricket | May 8, 2015, 8:05 pm
  9. DIANA’S three children watched their mothers addiction take so much from her. They did not take themselves out of her life. I witnessed her children save her life with intervention. I want her children to know that there love and determination saved her life and sole in my opinion. They have her and she has them. She is enough just herself to receive the love of her children.

    Posted by Traci McGreggor | May 23, 2015, 1:21 am
  10. WOW….OH WOW! Found this from Candy. Diana looks AMAZING!!! So happy for her and her family!

    http://sacramentopress.com/2012/10/04/realitytv-how-ae-intervention-helps-local-families-help-themselves/

    Posted by Kimberly | September 1, 2015, 3:27 pm
  11. How wonderful to hear! I am from Fair Oaks, which is about a 10-15 minute drive to Roseville. I have wondered about her- I remember her oldest (?) son was so worried about her and was going to beat up her “boyfriend”. Yay Diana!

    Posted by Jenn | September 3, 2015, 12:52 pm
  12. This was an amazing reality of love can conquer all.Diana was willed back to life thru the love of her children and her hard work while at treatment. The tears rolled freely….several times. Many blessings to this family.
    They are all VERY WORTHY. Thank you for sharing your story.

    Posted by Dawn | September 16, 2015, 1:12 am
  13. Loved Diana’s episode. Her children are a message of hope. I wish all of them the very best life has to offer.

    Posted by Mandy Nolan | November 4, 2015, 2:36 pm
  14. Congratulations to Diana on her sobriety. The progress she’s made has been incredible and her children are the kind of kids I hope to have some day. Beautiful, caring and compassionate children… I have never seen so much love for a parent. I wish you all the best of luck in the future.

    Posted by Val | December 17, 2015, 1:53 am
  15. It’s now four years later and I’m only just now seeing the episode about Diana for the first time. Can someone please tell me if she’s still doing well? And her mom and kids? Oh I truly pray everyone continues to be healthy and well. What a victorious and special woman to have finally been able to see the strong woman she is, worthy of love and acceptance!! 🙂 🙂

    Posted by Bunny | March 15, 2016, 2:13 pm
  16. her mother recently passed away~hope they were able to mend their relationship!!
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/colfaxrecord/obituary.aspx?n=janet-c-broyles&pid=180016253

    Posted by Dawn | July 1, 2016, 5:54 pm
  17. Unfortunately, it looks like Diana had another drug arrest this past December.

    https://www.localcrimenews.com/welcome/detail/15352365/diana-tennant-hawkins-arrest.html

    Posted by Wanderer | July 31, 2016, 11:50 pm
  18. So very sorry to hear that. Sending prayers for her and encouragement. God loves you, Diana. Don’t give up!

    Posted by Bunny | August 1, 2016, 3:25 pm
  19. Hello:)

    Someone recently shared that my mom’s intervention was shown again, so I came on here and stumbled across all of these comments.

    I am so happy my mom’s story touched so many hearts. For those who are looking for an update, I am happy to share that today, mom is still sober.

    She has relapsed a couple times and was open and honest about it. Both times, she appeared to quickly get back a positive path. The difference between then and now is that we all have tools and a support system to help us cope and keep living our lives.

    We(Zach, Kody and I), are so incredibly proud of our mom. Since the show, Kody and I have both had babies and she is an awesome Grandma!

    One of the comments mentioned my grandma passing away. It has been difficult for all of us. We love grandma. She is not as heartless as she appeared on the show. She supported my mom every step of the way. They were living together when she passed.

    A big thanks to Intervention again for giving us the opportunity to have our mom back.

    We take it one day at a time, but I am forever grateful for the happy memories we have been able to make that replaced some not so pleasant ones.

    Posted by Kellie S. | October 26, 2016, 12:25 pm
    • Thanks so much for updating! I just finished this episode and was cheering for your mom. So glad to hear she is doing well. Thanks for the information about your Grandma also – I’m sorry for your loss. Give your a mom a hug for me.

      Posted by LJK | November 26, 2016, 8:39 am
    • So happy to read this. I am from Toronto, Canada and just saw the episode for the first time today. The love you and your brothers have for your mom has touched my heart. Sorry about the passing of your grandmother. Praying for you, your brothers, your families and your beautiful mom.

      Posted by Marisa Snider | February 19, 2017, 12:31 pm
    • I am watching the episode now, although I have seen it before and wondered how she is doing. You are a beautiful family, and I hope your mom continues on her path to recovery. Congratulations to you and Kody on your babies and I am so happy to hear she is a wonderful grandma. I am praying for you all, that the path continues smoothly and in the right direction. Xo

      Posted by Ashley | October 24, 2017, 12:40 pm
    • Kellie I just watched your mom’s episode and it touched me so much. I cried sad and happy tears. I’ve been in your shoes before but my story didn’t end good. My mom ended up passing over drugs and it hurts but seeing you guys story makes me so happy. I’m 23 with 3 year old and miss her everyday . You are so blessed. And never give up on her

      Posted by Morgan Mitchell | October 25, 2017, 8:39 pm
  20. Kellie,

    Thank you so much for the update. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. No doubt she will be missed. I send my sincere sympathy.

    I wish your Mom would look into becoming a public spokesperson. She would be such an inspiration to so many people, especially because her successes and struggles are not sugar coated as some stories are. (Succeed, fall back once or twice, succeed again and live happily ever after – in other words your Mom is “real”. And yet, she is a beautiful testament to unending hope and success. If she doesn’t want to be a spokesperson, then she should write a book. With all the stories out there surely hers would aid others and being a published author would bring her a new and exciting goal to work towards! Perhaps the Intervention show people could get her in touch with someone at a book company, someone who could help her write it. I don’t know of anyone like that personally, but I’d be first in line to buy such a book!

    God bless your Mom and you, and your family.

    Bunny in Virginia

    Posted by Bonnie Wells | October 31, 2016, 10:54 am
  21. Kellie, so great to hear that your mom and family are all doing well. Congratulations on the baby! I just saw the Intervention with your mom on it a few days ago it was clear how much you all loved each other. It brought me to tears. Sorry about the loss of your grandma, but I’m glad she was able to be there for your mom before she passed on.

    Posted by Jessica H. | November 1, 2016, 5:39 pm
  22. Kellie, thank you so much for the update on your mom! I’m extremely pleased to hear she’s doing well. I love the show and Diana’s episode is one of my top, top favorites because I relate to her so much, and also it’s so rewarding to see a beautiful person overcome something so horrendous and succeed. It sounds like she (and you kids!) dealt with her relapses like champions. On a more shallow note, I can’t tell you how happy I am she finished with that AWFUL man she was with during her episode, who I am sure contributed quite a lot to the crushing of her soul. I could totally feel Zach’s rage. With any TV show, things get edited a certain way to make a point, but the fact is that your grandmother, despite how difficult the whole situation clearly was for her, was there for Diana. There have been plenty of episodes where a parent couldn’t even be bothered to show up. Thank you also for sharing your feelings about her.

    Congratulations to you and your family, Kellie! So tickled that Diana’s a grandma now…I bet she’s loving every second!Total strangers think you guys are awesome! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Posted by lisen | November 3, 2016, 11:44 am
  23. This is by far my favorite episode of Intervention. I see a lot of my mother in Diana, and the love her children have for her is so beautiful. I’d love to see Diana doing Interventions one day. Diana, you’re amazing!

    Posted by Adrienne | December 23, 2016, 8:43 am
  24. unfortunately, Diana is using again ):

    Posted by Erica | February 8, 2017, 9:17 pm
  25. I thought this way a great episode great job Diana. Ur children u cld tell just love u so much. And i might i say u have 2 good look looking young men and a beautiful daughter.. Hope all is well

    Posted by Stephanie lucas | February 20, 2017, 3:59 pm
  26. I really loved this episode. Your kids are amazing Diana! You are a whole new woman with a wonderful new outlook on life. Ps. Kody is handsome as ever. The love your kids have for you is incredible. Stay sober… never give up! Best wishes to you and your family!!

    Posted by Amy | October 4, 2017, 11:49 pm

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