Joe Diffie attends the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

About Tara Terpening
Known AsTara Terpening Diffie
Age42 Years
BirthApril 3, 1982
SpouseJoe Diffie May 2018 - March 2020 (Death)
SiblingsBrock Terpening, Ty Terpening
ParentsJulie Brouillette Parlier, Lee Terpening
AddressNashville, Tennessee
CountryUnited States
HometownEast Peoria, Illinois

Country musician Joe Diffie passed away on March 29, 2020, at the age of 61, only a couple of days after revealing he had tested positive for COVID-19. Diffie passed away of coronavirus complications leaving behind his wife and kids. Diffie has made a few trips down the aisle, the last time being with Tara Terpening. Diffie’s public relationship history seems to stop at his third marriage, so many didn’t seem to realize he was with his fourth wife at the time of his death. Our Tara Terpening Diffie wiki sheds light on Joe Diffie’s marriage.

Tara Terpening Is from Illinois

Tara Terpening was born on April 3, 1982 to Lee Terpening and Julie Brouillette Parlier. She and her brothers, Ty and Brock, were raised in East Peoria, Illinois.

Tara currently calls Nashville her home, while her family is still based in East Peoria. Her parents appear to have separated and her mom remarried.

Posted by Tara Terpening Diffie on Sunday, September 1, 2019

Lee Terpening was featured in local news in 2013 when he helped a local resident return a portrait of a Vietnam War hero to the deceased’s family. Julie Parlier works in her local school district.

Tara Terpening is a licensed insurance sales agent. She worked for State Farm in East Peoria and in Tennessee.

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Terpening Married Joe Diffie in 2018

It’s unclear how and when Joe Diffie met Tara Terpening. They have been together at least since 2017. They tied the knot on May 26, 2018 in a ceremony at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville.

Posted by Tara Terpening Diffie on Monday, May 28, 2018

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While Terpening’s relationship history is unknown, Joe Diffie’s love life is well documented in the media. As mentioned, their 2018 wedding was Diffie’s fourth time walking down the aisle.

He was first married to Janise Parker when they were in college; they divorced in 1986.

Diffie later married Debbie Jones, a nurse technician, two years after divorcing Parker. Their marriage ended in 1996 after a bitter divorce owing to Diffie’s affair with NASCAR legend Davey Allison’s widow, Liz Allison.

He then married Theresa Crump, a police officer,  in 2000. They filed for divorce in 2015. While Diffie’s filings cited irreconcilable differences, Crump claimed his alleged infidelity is the reason behind their separation. Diffie was ordered to pay hefty alimony to Crump.

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Terpening & Diffie Had a Daughter

The late Joe Diffie is survived by his wife Tara Terpening Diffie and his six children.

Tara Terpening became a mom before she married Diffie; her daughter Reaux was born in October 2010. Reaux walked her mother down the aisle to marry her future stepfather.

Posted by Tara Terpening Diffie on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Diffie had two children, Parker Diffie and Kara Diffie, with Janise Parker. Their son Parker was Joe’s on-road manager for a while. Their daughter Kara inherited some of her dad’s musical talent, attempting to launch her music career on American Idol.

The country singer had two sons with Debbie Jones: Drew and Tyler. Tyler was born with Down Syndrome. He nearly died in 1991 from complications related to a tonsillectomy.

Diffie had a daughter with Theresa Crump: Kylie Tarissa (born in 2004). From social media pictures, it’s clear that Kylie adores her stepsister Reaux.

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