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Diane (formerly Diane Hopper) portrayed by Jerri Tubbs, is the ex-wife of Jim Hopper and the mother of the late Sara Hopper. Diane and Jim were together for seven years, but divorced after the death of their daughter. Diane later remarried and had another child.



In 1969, Diane arrived in Hawkins, Indiana and met Jim Hopper. A romance blossomed between the two shortly after. In 1971, they had a daughter named Sara. Jim eventually persuaded Diane to move away from Hawkins, which prompted their move to New York in 1972.[1]

Diane was married to Jim Hopper for seven years. One day, while the three were at a park, Sara began hyperventilating. Jim attempted to calm her down, but ultimately, she had to be taken to a hospital.

Sara was diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy. Eventually, Sara began to die, and Diane watched as doctors attempted to revive her daughter to no avail.

After the death of her child, Diane and Jim divorced. She later married a man named Bill and had a second child with him.


Diane received a phone call from Jim in November 1983. He told her that he did not regret any of the seven years he spent with her, even after everything that happened. Diane asked if he had been drinking, and he answered "No." Her baby started crying, and Jim said that he had been drinking after all. He told her to take care of herself and to say hi to Bill, then promptly hung up on her. Diane tried to call him back, but he did not answer.[2]



Season One appearances
The Vanishing of Will Byers The Weirdo on Maple Street Holly, Jolly The Body
The Flea and the Acrobat* The Monster The Bathtub The Upside Down*

*Diane's voice was heard in a phone call with Jim Hopper in The Flea and the Acrobat.

*Diane was seen in Jim Hopper's flashback in The Upside Down.

Family tree

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Jim Hopper
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Diane's second child
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Sara Hopper
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Jane Hopper

Jim's Adopted Daughter