The Amazing Life Of Diana Jenkins Just Got $250 Million More Amazing

Diana Jenkins

Remember Diana Jenkins, the super hot lady half of the so-called “Posh and Becks” of international finance, who was a Bosnian refugee and married Barclays’ head of Private Equity, Roger Jenkins?

Well it turns out the power couple actually separated in 2009, and for many reasons it’s not your typical separation.

Firstly, it was kept incredibly quiet – so much so that even their children didn’t know until this past weekend, reports the Daily Mail.

“We had a bit of a hippy marriage,” Roger Jenkins said. “Not a bad one, just an unconventional one, and now we’re having an unconventional split.”

Diana said she still loves her husband but she needs to be free.

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“I love him, he is such a good man. But this is my time to be me,” she said.

Secondly, they have no plans to get divorced. They say they will get divorced if one of them meets someone else and wants to remarry, which the Jenkins’ say “is never going to happen.”

Thirdly, if they do get divorced, the ex-banker says there’ll be no legal sparring over funds – he’ll happily give Diana half of his $500 million fortune.

Jenkins told the Mail,

Will she take half my money? Of course. And quite rightly so. I will happily give it to her. There is no way I would have achieved what I did in the City without her.

Also, it’s not like Jenkins has been a proverbial trophy wife: She’s entrepreneurial, a philanthropist, and she once she escaped Sarajevo on foot.

She paid her way through City University

It was through London's City University that Diana met Roger Jenkins. He was teaching at the school when the two met at a gym nearby the campus.

Later, Diana earned honours degree in computer science. She already had earned a degree in economics and social engineering from the University of Sarajevo years earlier, before she escaped.

She went to Haiti for two weeks to help the country recover from the earthquake

Her experience in Bosnia provides insight into what's needed now and the difficulties of long-term rebuilding.

In the days after the Haiti earthquake, she spent two weeks on the ground in Port-au-Prince delivering aid and supplies to thousands of displaced families.

Then she wrote 3 articles about how the US should help Haiti more

Diana wrote about Haiti for an article on the Huffington Post, 'US Should Go Slow On Haiti Troop Withdrawal.'

She writes, 'Already, the number of troops has dropped by roughly half from its post-quake peak of 20,000. But for Haiti to have an honest chance of rebuilding, U.S. troops will be needed for much longer.'

She also wrote these two stories: Among The Building Blocks In Haiti: Tetanus Shots and Prosthetics; and Don't Let Haiti's Natural Disaster Become A Man-Made Tragedy.

She's a human rights activist

She established the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Law Program at UCLA Law School, which works closely with international prosecutors to bring war criminals to justice.

Read more about the program on UCLA Law.

And a fundraiser

She's an active fundraiser for both the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Clinton Foundation.

She's businesswoman, too, a partner in a swimwear company

Diana is partners with swimwear designer Melissa Odabash.

And she started a healthy fast drink company

She created and established Neuro, a fast-growing drink company that offers a range of healthy, natural beverages designed for active lifestyles.

There's Neuro Sport, Neuro Bliss, Neuro Gasm, Neuro Aqua, Neuro Trim, Neuro Sleep, and Neuro Sonic.

But she still makes time for her native country

Diana's charitable organisation, the Sanela Diana Jenkins Foundation, is the largest of its kind in Bosnia and provides essential funding for hospitals, schools and roads.

On the foundation's website, she writes, 'My message, and the driving force of this foundation, is simple: The world must not forget Bosnia.'

In 2010, she bailed out former Bosnian vice president Ejup Ganic

In 2010, Diana provided bail for former Bosnian vice president Ejup Ganic, who was jailed in the UK on a Serbian extradition warrant for alleged war crimes.

She says the accusations against Ganic are false.

Read more on the Telegraph.

Diana is separated from Roger now, but says she still loves him - she just needs 'to be free'.

And he said she can gladly have half of his $500 million fortune money if they get divorced. 'Diana and I had a wonderful marriage... Without her, I would not have anything like the success I have had. We built our fortune together from scratch so why shouldn't she get half,' he said.

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