Even when her marriage to DESI ARNAZ was on the rocks, LUCILLE BALL was a hot dog who could still get a laugh! If Desi looks nervous in this frank shot from 1945, it’s because the couple had just reunited after a nasty spat that had his fiery red-headed wife talking divorce!
They decided to continue their four-year-old marriage — which only survived because Ball got bandleader Ricky off the road and onto their legendary TV show, “I Love Lucy,” in 1951. However, the Latin lothario’s skirt-chasing eventually proved too much for the couple.
Lucy & Desi finally called it quits in 1960, but loved each other until the day they died!
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