Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole is famous for being the daughter of the late Hawaiian singer and lyricist Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. He was best know for the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.
Apart from being a star kid, Ceslie-Ann is also best known for her criminal act. She even landed on the Hawaiian Most Wanted List back in 2016. So, what was the reason behind that? And, what is Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole doing now? Is CeslieKamakawiwo’ole married?
So, if you are also among these curious individuals, feel free to stick till the end as we will unravel all of the facts surrounding Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s daughter.
Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole Is A Hawaii Native; Insight On Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s Daughter
The celebrity daughter was born in 1983 in Hawaii, United States to Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and Marlene Kamakawiwo’ole. She is 39 years old as of 2022 and is the only child of her parents. Likewise, her nickname is “Wehi” Kamakawiwoʻole.
Similarly, her ethnicity is mixed and Ceslie is an American as per her nationality. Talking about her grandparents, Ceslie is the granddaughter of Henry Kaleialoha Naniwa Kamakawiwo’ole Jr. and Evangeline Leinani Keale Kamakawiwo’ole.
Kamakawiwo’ole’s Father Was A Successful Musician
Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole’s dad Israel Kamakawiwo’ole also known as Bruddah Iz/ IZ was born on May 20, 1959, in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. He along with 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 named it the Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau. The band included a mix of contemporary and traditional styles.
Furthermore, the group recorded No Kristo and released even more albums including Hoʻoluana, Kahea O Keale, Keala, Makaha Sons of Niʻihau, and Mahalo Ke Akua. Their breakthrough came with the 1984 album Puana Hou Me Ke Aloha. Sadly, Ceslie’s uncle Skippy passed away because of a heart attack at the age of 28; her father stopped creating music.
It wasn’t until 1990 that he released his first solo album Ka ‘Ano’i which went on to win awards for Contemporary Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Likewise, in 1993, he released an album named Facing Future which became No.25 in Billboard magazine. Moreover, Ceslie-Ann’s father won several accolades including an honor from HARA at the Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and many more.
Her Dad Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Passed Away At The Age Of 38
The musician was suffering from obesity since his childhood. At one point, he weighed 757 pounds, around 343 kg, on a 6 feet 2 inches height. Similarly, because of his massive weight, he had to make constant visits to the hospital. According to the doctors, Celise-Ann’s dad had endured chronic medical issues, including respiratory and heart problems.
Sadly, after a long battle with obesity, Israel died on June 26, 1997, from respiratory failure. He passed away at the age of 38. And his funeral was held in front of 10,000 onlookers.
Similarly, on September 20, 2003, multiple fans gathered to pay tribute to Kamakawiwo’ole. They even made a bronze statue of him located at the Waianae Neighbourhood 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 were madly in love with one another. The former couple decided to walk down the aisle in late 1982. The wedding was held in a low-key ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family members. Surprisingly, it was the same year Israel lost his elder brother and band member, Skippy.
Talking about their relationship until Ceslie’s father’s death, it was nothing less than a fairytale. In an 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 any money, he used to buy her roses on a daily basis.
Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole Arrested By The Police Back In 2015
You may think the celebrity daughter has also followed in her father’s footsteps. Well, we can’t say that for sure but back in 2015, she was arrested by the Honolulu police for stealing a Mercedes Suv.
It all happened on 25 February 2015 when the car owner parked his car at Alai Wai Boulevard. However, he didn’t find his car after returning at around 7:00 am. So, after searching for a while, he decided to file a complaint about his missing vehicle.
Likewise, the police began their search and at around 3:20 pm, they were notified that a similar car was parked on Komalo Street, Waipahu. While looking through the surveillance camera at around 4:00 pm, the officers noticed a woman walking into the four-wheeler and driving off. It was non-other than Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s daughter Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole. The police stopped the car and arrested her for driving a stolen vehicle.
The Infamous Celebrity Daughter Became Hawaii’s Most Wanted
As we already mentioned above, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s daughter Ceslie-Ann had already made a headline back in 2015 for all the wrong reasons. However, a year later on August 7, 2016, Ceslie made an even bigger headline by becoming Hawaii’s Most Wanted.
According to the Honolulu police, Ann didn’t follow the terms of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Probation and was wanted on a $20,000 warrant. Moving on to the present, Ceslie-Ann seems to be out of trouble and is living her life peacefully.
Is Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole Married? Her Relationship Status In 2022
Ceslie-Ann is a married woman. She is also the mother of five children. However, Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole hasn’t revealed much information regarding her husband or most of her children. But we know two of her children Kiara and Elijah Parker-Kamakawiwoole have followed in the footsteps of their late grandfather.
Both of them love to play Ukulele. And during an interview when asked about how she felt while listening to her kids, 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 causes me to feel. But it is very comforting to see there is a reflection of him in front of me, every day, through my children.”
Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwo’ole’s Net Worth; Her Dad Was A Millionaire
The star’s daughter is a very private individual and hasn’t shared any data that can explain her source of income.
On the other hand, her late dad was estimated to have a total worth of around $3 million. So, it is safe to say that after Israel all of his income has been passed to his daughter and wifey.
What Are Her Height And Weight?
She stands at around 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 175 lbs.