She fell in love with him but was left when he wanted to marry Patty Williams as a way to show his father that he was a grown man.
Diane and Jack continued their affair after the wedding.
She started working on a project for Newman with Drucilla Winters, but the project didn't last long. In late February 2010 to early March 2010, Diane made a brief return visit to Jack with their son Kyle Abbott as a surprise arranged by Jack's new wife Dr. In the process of her return, Diane had a run in with her longtime nemesis Phyllis and, unbeknownst to Diane as well as everyone else, she also came face to face with Jack's first wife Patty Williams who was posing as Emily after causing Emily to be hospitalized and unconscious.
Figuring that dating Jack Abbott would help her become a top model at Jabot Cosmetics, Diane Jenkins decided to start sleeping with him.Victor and Nikki realized they still loved each other and decided to get married for real.Diane didn't take this easily and decided to get revenge.In October, 2010, Diane returned to town with Kyle so he could be with his dad.Tucker Mc Call offered her a job and Diane decided to move back.