Juliet Arnaz is recognized as the daughter of an American actor and musician Desi Arnaj Jr. (aka Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV). Furthermore, Julia is also known as the granddaughter of I love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Despite being the famous child, Julia lived her first 20 years without knowing her paternal family background. Her mother took her out of the spotlight, but she later made her way to her father’s family, who were well-known actors in Hollywood. Interestingly, with the DNA result, Arnaz was granted authenticity as the biological child of Desi Arnaj Jr. Did her famous father accept her after that? Aside from her paternal family background, what about her personal life? Is she married?
Today, in this article, we have come up with the untold details about Lucille Ball’s granddaughter Julia Arnaz. Read the article to the end.
How old is Julia Arnaz? Her parents and early life
As of 2023, Julia Arnaz is 52 years old. She was born to her father Desi Arnaz Jr. and her mother Susan Callahan-Howe in July 1968 in Los Angeles, California. As mentioned earlier, her father is an actor and musician while her mother Howe was a model.
At the time of her birth, her parents were only 15 years old, and after her birth, her parents decided to separate. After that, Julia was raised on her own by her mother Susan in Stamford. Throughout her early life she was deprived of her father’s love and his identity. All she knew about her father was that he is the son of a Hollywood celebrity, which her mother told her when she was growing up.
Besides, Julia Arnaz holds an American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.
Julia didn’t know her father until she was 20; She and her father underwent a paternity test
Julia lived her early life outside the Arnaz family. But after growing up, she decided to take matters into her own hands and went to court requesting a paternity test with her yet unidentified father Desi Arnaj Jr.
In an exclusive conversation with Page Sixshe said
“We did a DNA test when I was 20 and it came back 99.97% that I was indeed his daughter and shortly after that my dad and I started a beautiful relationship,”
After Julia’s father discovered her as his child, he was strongly by her side. In this regard, Arnaz further said:
He helped me a lot through my life and helped my daughter through college.
Before Julia’s father discovered her as his biological child, he was already the father of his adoptive daughter Haley Arnaz.
Career: what does Julia Arnaz do for a living?
Julia Arnaz continues her profession and is a entrepreneur as stated on her Facebook. The 52-year-old celebrity kid works as a dog walker and pet sitter.
On the other hand, her famous father, Desi Arnaj Jr., is a musician and actor. He started his career at the age of 12 as a drummer with the American trio Dino, Desi and Billy with other members like Dean Paul Martinand Billy Hinsche. Later, he also tried his hand at acting and did several series and movies such as Billy Two hats, The streets of San Francisco, The Mambo Kings, and many others. As an entertainer, Desi was active until 2012.
Is Julia Arnaz Married? If so, who is her husband?
Lucille Ball’s granddaughter Julia Arnaz is a married woman. She is married to her husband Albert Massey. The couple tied the knot in September 2013.
On September 14, 2021, she wrote by posting a photo with her husband on her Instagram
Anniversary holiday 8 years with my groom.
Leading up to 2023, it will be about ten years since they have been together as husband and wife. The couple is leading their marriage beautifully so far. Again and again, Julia shares her moments with her husband on her social media account.
On December 17, 2018, she shared a photo with her husband on her Insta, she wrote: “My loving husband Albert“. According to the information on her Facebook, the couple first met in December 2012. After their first meeting, they probably started dating. After a year of their relationship, the duo exchanged vows.
Julia was married before; She lost her husband in a swimming accident
Before she tied the knot with Albert, the musician’s daughter was previously married to her husband, whom she lost in a swimming accident. However, the information about her late husband is not known, once in an exclusive conversation with People, she mentioned the death of her late husband. She said,
“I lost my husband, my late husband, in a swimming accident, so I’ve had my stamina with tragedy,”
Before her marriage to her late husband, she had a relationship with her ex-boyfriend called Mario Anzalone. The former flames even welcomed a daughter together.
Julia Arnaz is the mother of a daughter: she unfortunately passed away
From her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Mario Anzalone, Julia welcomed a daughter named Desiree S. Anzalone On September 15, 1989. She gave birth to her daughter in Norwalk, Connecticut.
But unfortunately Julia’s only daughter Desiree is no longer in the world. Arnaz remembered her and told of some fond memories. She was incredibly close to her late daughter Anzalone. As for this, she said
“She was so special. All of our children are special, but this little girl was something else. We were [best friends].
Arnaz remembered her daughter and could not help praising her child. She further said,
“She was so beautiful, just so beautiful inside and out,” “She really, really reminded me a lot of my grandmother, more than me.”
Her daughter was a photographer and singer who passed away in the year 2020. Let’s see what was the reason behind her death.
Daughter of Arnaz tragically died at age 31; What was the cause behind her death?
On September 27, 2020, Julia’s beautiful daughter Desiree left the living world. She died at Smilelow Cancer Center in Connecticut.
The death of Julia’s only daughter tore her apart. Recalling her daughter’s death, she told People,
“Watching her slip away was just, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. No mother should look at that.’
Actually, her daughter Desiree had breast cancer. She was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 25. She has been battling cancer ever since, but her tumors grew bigger every day and even after chemotherapy and surgery, she couldn’t win her battle. In this regard, her mother Julia told:
it started spreading a lot more, and the tumors got bigger, and this time they did the surgery and came back 12 hours later and [said], ‘You have days, like hours.’ So that was really tough.
No doubt it was heartbreaking for Julia to lose such a beautiful child at this age.
Julia Arnaz also lost her mother
Shortly after her daughter’s death, Julia also lost her mother. Her beloved mama Susan passed away in January 2021 amidst the COVID pandemic that prevented Julia from sitting next to her mother in her final days. She told people,
“The COVID-19 kept us apart so I couldn’t see her as much as usual because she was compromised and I didn’t want her to get sick in any way.”
Julia further explained,
“So I haven’t been able to spend as much time with her as I normally have since March because of the COVID. I mean, I’ve seen her, but not that much; we would hang out almost every day she was here. Besides, she lived with me for a while.
While she was still mourning her mother’s death, her daughter’s death broke her from the inside out.
Julia is now a breast cancer activist
After losing her daughter to breast cancer, instead of mourning the huge loss, Julia is actively raising awareness of breast cancer. About this she said:
“to pay attention to young girls her (Julia’s daughter) age, because this is happening. It’s rare, but it does happen.
Arnaz said she wants to raise awareness that girls can get diseases like breast cancer even at a young age. She further stated,
“It just isn’t talked about much. They are usually people in their late thirties, forties, fifties – not someone this age. “So that was something she really wanted: to help other women like her. Actually preventive.”
In her Connecticut town, she showed up for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness. She has also set up a foundation in her daughter’s name to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Arnaz loves animals; She has a pet bird
Julia absolutely loves animals. In her house, she has a pet parrot named Oliver.
On May 5, 2022, she shared a photo with her parrot and wrote:
Just a girl and her bird. I love my African Gray Parrot 🦜 😍 Oliver and I are best friends
She also used to have a dog JaMilford at home. Now according to her caption “JaMilford took paradise“, her dog has already passed away.
The famous granddaughter is active on her Instagram with 287 followers. On her Insta page, she often shares her personal life, including her moments with her husband and deceased daughter. She has also shared her moments with her famous aunt Lucie Arnaz and her father Desi Arnaz Jr.
Furthermore, Julia is also on Facebook with 3.8k followers and on Twitter with 13 followers.
Julia Arnaz Net Worth; How rich is she?
Julia reportedly has a net worth of $10 million. On the other hand, her famous father Desi Arnaz Jr. an estimated fortune of $40 million, while her late grandmother Lucille Ball had a fortune of $40 million at the time of her death in 1989.