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Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole; The infamous daughter of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

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Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole is known as the daughter of the late Hawaiian singer and lyricist Israel Kamakawiwoole. He was best known for the song Somewhere over the rainbow / What a wonderful world.

Apart from being a star child, Ceslie-Ann is also mostly known for her criminal act. She even ended up on the Hawaiian Most Wanted List in 2016. What was the reason for that? And what is Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole doing now? Is Ceslie Kamakawiwo’ole Married?

So if you are also among these curious persons, stay safe until the end as we will unravel all the facts surrounding the daughter of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole is a native of Hawaii; Understanding the Daughter of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

The famous daughter was born in 1983 in Hawaii, United States Israel Kamakawiwoole and Marlene Kamakawiwoole. She is 39 years old as of 2022 and is the only child of her parents. Likewise, her nickname is “Wehi” Kamakawiwoole.

Likewise, her ethnicity is mixed and Ceslie is an American by her nationality. Talking about her grandparents, Ceslie is the granddaughter of Henry Kaleialoha Naniwa Kamakawiwo’ole Jr. and Evangeline Leinani Keale Kamakawiwoole.

Kamakawiwoole’s father was a successful musician

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole’s father Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, also known as Bruddah Iz/IZ, was born on May 20, 1959 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. He and his family moved to Mākaha where he met Louis Kauakahi, Sam Gray and Jerome Koko. Together with them and his brother Skippy, the five formed a group and called it the Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau. The band included a mix of contemporary and traditional styles.

The group also recorded No Kristo and released more albums including Ho’oluana, Kahea O Keale, Keala, Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau, and Mahalo Ke Akua. Their breakthrough came with the 1984 album Puana Love Me Ke Aloha. Sadly, Ceslie’s Uncle Skippy passed away from a heart attack at the age of 28; her father stopped making music.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole's father
Israel was a great musician.

It wasn’t until 1990 that he released his first solo album Ka’Ano’i who went on to win awards for Contemporary Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Likewise, in 1993, he released an album called Towards the future which became number 25 in Billboard magazine. In addition, Ceslie-Ann’s father won several awards, including an honor from HARA at the annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and many more.

Her father Israel Kamakawiwo’ole died at the age of 38

The musician suffered from obesity since childhood. At one point, he weighed 757 pounds, about 343 kg, at a height of 6 feet 2 inches. Likewise, due to his enormous weight, he had to go to the hospital constantly. According to the doctors, Celise-Ann’s father had chronic medical problems, including breathing and heart problems.

Sadly, after a long battle with obesity, Israel died of respiratory failure on June 26, 1997. He died at the age of 38. And his funeral was held in front of 10,000 spectators.

Similarly, on September 20, 2003, multiple fans gathered to pay tribute to Kamakawiwoole. They even made a bronze statue of him at the Waianae Neighborhood Community Center on O’ahu.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole’s parents married the same year her uncle Skippy died

Ann’s parents were childhood sweethearts and madly in love with each other. The former couple decided to walk down the aisle in late 1982. The wedding took place in a quiet ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and relatives. Surprisingly, in the same year, Israel lost his older brother and bandmate, Skippy.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole's mother and father
The duo married the same year Israel’s brother died.

Speaking of their relationship up until the death of Ceslie’s father, it was nothing short of a fairy tale. In a interview with Honolulu advertiser, Ceslie’s mother explained that her love for her husband was unconditional and vice versa. She also said that before the singer was famous or had money, he bought her roses daily.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole arrested by police in 2015

You might think that the famous daughter has also followed in her father’s footsteps. Well, we can’t say for sure, but in 2015 she was arrested by the Honolulu Police Department for stealing a Mercedes SUV.

It all happened on February 25, 2015 when the car owner parked his car at Alai Wai Boulevard. However, he did not find his car when he returned around 07:00. So, after searching for a while, he decided to file a complaint about his missing vehicle.

Likewise, police began searching and at around 3:20 p.m. they received word that a similar car was parked on Komalo Street, Waipahu. While looking through the surveillance camera around 4 p.m., officers saw a woman run into the four-wheeler and drive off. It was none other than Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole, the daughter of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Police stopped the car and arrested her for driving a stolen vehicle.

The infamous daughter of a celebrity became Hawaii’s most wanted

As we mentioned above, Ceslie-Ann, the daughter of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, had already made headlines in 2015 for all the wrong reasons. However, a year later, on August 7, 2016, Ceslie made even more headlines by becoming Hawaii’s Most Wanted.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole becomes Hawaii's Most Wanted.
The infamous daughter becomes Hawaii’s Most Wanted.

According to the Honolulu Police Department, Ann did not comply with the terms of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Probation and was wanted under a $20,000 warrant. Moving on to the present, Ceslie-Ann seems to have no more problems and lives her life peacefully.

Is Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole Married? Her relationship status in 2022

Ceslie-Ann is a married woman. She is also a mother of five children. However, Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole has not revealed much information about her husband or most of her children. But we know that two of her children Kiara and Elijah Parker-Kamakawiwoole have followed in their late grandfather’s footsteps.

The children of Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoole.
The famous daughter has a total of five children.

Both like to play ukulele. And during a job interview when asked how she felt while listening to her children, Wehi said:

“Instruments aren’t my thing, but to see this reflected in my kids is really bittersweet. It’s untouchable in terms of how to describe it and how it makes me feel. But it is very comforting to see that there is a reflection of him for me every day, through my children.

Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole’s Net Worth; Her father was a millionaire

The star’s daughter is a very private person and has not shared any data that could explain her source of income.

On the other hand, her late father was estimated to have a total worth of around $3 million. So it is safe to say that after Israel all his income has been passed on to his daughter and wife.

What are her height and weight?

She is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 175 lbs.


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