November 30, 2006

Happy Anniversary Lucy and Desi!

Today marks the wedding anniversary of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz! They were married 66 years ago today on November 30, 1940.

What people may not realize is that they filed for divorce only 4 years after they were married! The pressure of Desi being on the road with his band and Lucy doing her films almost broke them apart and we would have never had I Love Lucy! I wonder what would have happened in this scenario and what history would have been like without the Lucille Ball we know today.

They, of course, didn't divorce at that time and even reaffirmed their marriage vows eight and a half years later after they were married on June 19, 1949. But further pressures and hardships during their marriage finally broke them up permanently, and the two divorced on May 4, 1960 after almost 20 years of marriage.

Lucy's second marriage to Gary Morton in 1961 lasted until her death in 1989. But her heart always remained with Desi, even after they divorced.


  1. Wouldn't it be 68 years and not 66 years from 1940 to 2008? Oh well...Happy Anniversary Lucy and Desi! You are a legendary couple!

  2. The article was written two years ago, in 2006 - thus at that time it was 66 years.

  3. They are my favorite couple on television & will certainly be miss. I will forever love Lucy & Desi.