Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

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Posted by H2O
yrs ago
Fun couple but I think she was way too good for him. She brought way more to the relationship than he did.

Posted by kaylabug16
yrs ago
were lucy and desi a copule in real life other than the show too?

Posted by alexis
yrs ago
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy lucyyyyyyyyyyy

Posted by barry
yrs ago
Someone once said to me that nothing lasts forever. I laughed and said, "Are you forgetting I love Lucy reruns?".

Posted by Katherine
yrs ago
They were sooo amazing! You could tell that they loved working together.They were such a cute couple, and they`ll live on forever. Thank you for making true,clean, and un-refined comedy!!

Posted by sissylove
yrs ago
lucy and desi to me is one of the greastest couples of all time.even today we never get tired of watching i love lucy.thank-you for the laughter then and now

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Commenced Dating
30 November 1940
4 May 1960
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Where/How First Met
She met Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz while filming the film version of the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls.


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Lucie Désirée

Desiderio Alberto

Couple Profile

Lucy met Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz while filming the film version of the Rodgers and Hart stage hit Too Many Girls. Ball and Arnaz connected immediately and eloped the same year, garnering much press attention!

Arnaz and Ball frequently argued, especially over his indiscretions with other women, but they always made up in the end. Arnaz was drafted to the United States Army in 1942; he ended up being classified for limited service due to a knee injury. As a result, Arnaz stayed in Los Angeles, organizing and performing USO shows for wounded GIs being brought back from the Pacific. Ball filed for a divorce in 1944. However, shortly after Ball obtained an interlocutory decree, she reconciled with Arnaz again. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were only six years different in their ages but apparently believed that it was less socially acceptable for an older woman to marry a younger man, and hence split the difference in their ages and both claimed to have been born in 1914.

By the end of the 1950s, Desilu had become a large company, causing a good deal of stress for both Ball and Arnaz; his increasing drinking further compounded matters. On May 4, 1960, just 2 months after filming the final episode of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, the couple divorced, ending one of television`s greatest marriages. However, until his death in 1986, Arnaz would remain friends with Ball. Indeed, both Arnaz and Ball spoke lovingly of each other after the breakup.


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