Susan Callahan-Howe Wiki, Age, Obituary, Husband

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Susan Callahan-Howe is recognized as the former girlfriend of Desi Arnaz Jr., an American actor, and musician. Her ex-boyfriend is the son of famous American actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.

At the very young age of 15, Susan was in a relationship with Desi which didn’t last long. But, in her short love affair with Desi, she got pregnant with her daughter Julia Arnaz who later proved her relationship with her father through a paternity test in 1991. Despite being associated with a celebrity family, all her life, Howe, maintained privacy and lived a low-key life.

Though she was a private person, today we have tried our best to explore the personal and professional life of Susan Callahan-Howe. We wil discuss her wiki, cause of death, work as a model, and more!

Susan Callahan-Howe Was Born in 1953; Her Early Life

Desi Arnaz Jr.’s teenage partner Susan was born in the year 1953 in the United States of America. Callahan is in the limelight just as the mother of Desi’s biological daughter, Julia. This is why not so much detail regarding her early life is known in the media besides the fact that she was a teenage mother.

Just at the age of 15, she gave birth to her child, probably after she passed High school. Following the birth, the high school graduate mother spent most of her life raising her kid in Stamford, Connecticut. As of 2023, she is no longer alive in the world.

Besides, Howe belonged to the Caucasian ethnicity and was American by nationality.

Susan Callahan-Howe was a Model By Profession; Her Career

Talking about her profession, as mentioned, Susan was a model. In the period of 1960s, she was the model for Paramount, an American film and television production and distribution company in Los Angeles. At the time, she was also working as an actress for Paramount. Apart from her work with Paramount as an agent, no other information about her professional life is exposed in the media world.

On the other hand, her former boyfriend, Desi Arnaz Jr. is a celebrity. At the age of 4, he stepped into the glam world as a celebrity child. Since then, he is continuously working as an actor and musician in Hollywood. Arnaz Jr., began his career as a drummer in the band Dino, Desi, & Billy. The others member of the group were Dean Paul Martin and Billy Hinsche. Further, as an actor, Susan’s ex-boyfriend, worked in movies like Billy Two Hats, The Mambo Kings, I Love Lucy and many others.

Susan Callahan-Howe Was Desi Arnaz Jr.’s Former Girlfriend

As aforementioned, Susan was the former partner of Desi Arnaz Jr. The paramount model dated the celebrity son while she was a teenager. Both Howe and Arnaz were around 14/15 years when the two were in a relationship with each other. According to Susan, she first met her famous former boyfriend when she was staying in Los Angeles for her modeling contract with Paramount.

Susan Callahan-Howe was in a relationship with Desi Arnaz Jr.
Susan Callahan-Howe’s former boyfriend Desi.

The teenagers met in the glam world. It was love at first sight for both of them. Probably, for almost a year, the pair dated each other, and during that time, Susan got pregnant with Desi’s child. However, the former pair ended their relationship, and the model left Los Angeles to continue her life with her baby who was yet to arrive in the world.

Was Susan Married? Her Relationship Status After She Separated From Desi

After she separated from a musician Desi, she lived her life behind the curtain. So, there is no information about her marriage and her other romantic relationship. Her only love relationship that was exposed in the media was with the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Even after thorough research, it looks like all her life she focused more on her child rather than getting married. But her former partner Desi got married two times, first to the actress Linda Purl and the second time to Amy Arnaz. Besides, he also had a romantic affair with Patty Duke, an actress, and Liza Minnelli.

Susan Callahan-Howe shared one daughter with Desi Arnaz

From her relationship with Desi Arnaz Jr., Susan became the mother to her daughter named Julia Arnaz in July 1968. In the meantime, she was just 15 years old and was already separated from her partner which we mentioned before. So, Howe raised her child single-handedly.

Susan Callahan-Howe was a teenage mom
Susan Callahan-Howe with her daughter and granddaughter.

Regarding raising her daughter as a single mother, Susan once said in an interview that she is absolutely proud to be a single mother. As of 2023, Julia is already 54 years of age and is married to her husband Albert Massey.

Howe’s Daughter Didn’t Know Her Father Until She Was 20

Until the age of 20, her daughter didn’t know who her biological father was as Susan never revealed to her the exact identity of her dad. But she told her only child that her father was a son of Hollywood royalty.

However, when Julia grew up, she decided to find out about her father, and then it was revealed that he was none other than the actor Desi Arnaz Jr. Julia proved her relationship with her father through a DNA test.

In an interview with PageSix, Julia once said,

“We did a DNA test when I was 20 and it came back 99.97% that I was indeed his daughter and then shortly after that my father and I started a beautiful relationship.”

Susan was A Grandmother; Her Granddaughter Died Of Breast Cancer 

She had a granddaughter named Desiree S. Anzalone from her daughter’s relationship with her former boyfriend Mario Anzalone. Susan’s only grandchild was born on September 15, 1989.

Susan Callahan-Howe Granddaughter died of Breast cancer
Susan Callahan-Howe Granddaughter, Desiree.

But sadly, her granddaughter, Desiree died of breast cancer at the age of 31 in September 2020. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 25 and lost her life to cancer after 6 years. The grandmom and grandchild died with a gap of one year.

Susan Callahan-Howe Died Amidst COVID-19; What was her Age?

As said earlier, Susan is no longer alive. She died at the age of 68 in January 2021 amidst COVID. After her death, her beloved daughter shared the sad news on her Facebook on January 7, 2021.

Susan Callahan-Howe died of COVID
Susan Callahan-Howe in the frame with her daughter

With her mom’s image together with her, she wrote,

Can’t seem to fall asleep .
I’m wide awake, feeling numb.
My mommy passed away at 9:07 this evening.

She further noted,

It was very sudden, it happened quickly from covid-19 as I’ve stated in a few of my recent post. Mom passed peacefully and the only way I can make sense of this all, is that she’s with Desiree Anzalone, her granddaughter

Seeing this, it can be said that Susan died of COVID-19. So, it’s obvious that Susan’s body was buried but her burial location is not known.

Susan’s Former Boyfriend, Desi Is A Millionaire

Her ex-boyfriend Desi Arnaz Jr. has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Most of his wealth is from his acting and music career while some he inherited from his father Desi Arnaz and mother Lucille Ball’s estate following their death in 1986 and 1989 simultaneously.

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