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Maria Celeste Arraras

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Date of Birth: 1960 , September-27
Birth Nation: Puerto Rico
Name Maria Celeste Arraras
Birth Name Maria Celeste Arraras
Nick Name Maria Celeste
Father Jose Enrique Arraras
Mother Brenda lopez de Arraras
Nationality Puerto Rican
Birth Place/City Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Ethnicity Hispanic
Profession Broadcast journalist, author, TV personality
Working For Telemundo
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Shoe Size 7.5
Famous for Journalism
Married Yes
Married to Manny Arvesu
Children Adrian Arvesu, Julian Arvesu, Lara Giuiliana Arvesu
Divorce Manny Arvesu
Education Loyola University in New Orleans
Awards Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
TV Show Primer Impacto, Ver Para Creer, Primer Impacto Edicion Nocturna
Siblings 7
Books Selena's Secret: The Revealing Story behind her Tragic Death, The Magic Cane

Quick Timeline of Maria Celeste Arraras

1960 Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
1978 Joined Loyola University of New Orleans
1971 Won Gold medal
1996 Married to Manny Arvesu
2004 Divorced to Manny Arvesu
2018 Current Net worth

Detail Timeline of Maria Celeste Arraras

September 27 , 1960

Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

She was born in a middle class family. She was born to José Enrique Arrarás, a politician, sports leader, lawyer, and educator and Brenda lopez de Arraras, a Puerto Rican politician. She is one of seven children born to her parents.


Joined Loyola University of New Orleans

When she was 20 years old, Arrarás attended Loyola University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. There she majored in communications and public relations. She graduated with honors from there four years later. 


Won Gold medal

She is also a very great swimmer. In 1971, she won three medals (one gold, one silver, and one bronze) at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships. She had hopes of competing at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,but had to give up on that because of an infection.


Married to Manny Arvesu

In 1996, she married Manny Arvesu. They together have two children named, Julian and Lara Giuiliana. She has also adopted a child from an orphanage. She and Manny Arvesu adopted a one-year-old Russian boy in 2000. They changed his name from Vadim to Adrian.


Divorced to Manny Arvesu

Maria was bonded with Manny Arvesu as being husband and wife. They really had a very good married life. They were together for more than a decade. They also have two children together but in 2004, they got divorced.


Current Net worth

Maria has kept the covers over her property detials and her annual salary, though as of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be $8 million.


Maria Celeste Arraras is a Puerto Rican actress and journalist. She is also the host and producer of a Spanish language news program, Al Rojo Vivo. The winner of 3 Emmy Awards, Maira was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Universidad Central de Bayamon in Puerto Rico, in recognition for her arduous philanthropic work.

Maria Celeste Arraras' Ealy Life, Bio, and Education

She was born September 27, 1960, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico to a politician, sports leader, lawyer, and educator José Enrique Arrarás. She is one of the seven children born to her parents. 

During her childhood days, she was also interested in swimming. She also used to participate in several swimming competitions. She won three medals at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships and even qualified for the 1976 Summer Olympics but her illness became a barricade for her participation. 

Later she attended the Loyola University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1978, where she majored in communications and public relations and graduated with honors 4 years later. 

Maria Celeste Arraras' Career

In 1986, Maria began her broadcasting career working as a news anchor and reporter at a local Puerto Rican television station, Channel 24.  In 1987 the Univision affiliate in New York City hired her as its co-anchor followed by her recruitment as Los Angeles Bureau Chief.

After leaving Univision in 2002, Maria then worked for Telemundo where she became the host and Managing Editor of the show Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste. Since 2002, Maria makes her guest appearance as a co-host of NBC’s Today show.

In 2004, she co-hosted the Brown-Black Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa for MSNBC. For her work, Maria received her third Emmy Award in September 2016, the rest two won in 2005 and 2014. She has also won Silver Circle Award from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

Maria Celeste Arraras' Net Worth

As of 2018, Maria's exact net worth is under review, and even more, her salary is not disclosed, though her net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.

Maria Celeste Arraras' Personal Life

Talking about her relationship, Maria is married only once in her life. She was married to Manny Arvesu as they tied the knot in 1990. They together have 3 children: Adrian Arvesu, Julian Arvesu, and Lara Giuiliana Arvesu. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 2004.

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Maria then started dating Raul Quintana in 2010 but, the relationship couldn't last long due to a number of bad incidents. 

She currently lives in Miami with her three children. She was also one of the first Latina celebrities to adopt a child from an orphanage in Eastern Europe when she and her former husband Manny Arvesu adopted a one-year-old Russian boy in 2000. They changed his name from Vadim to Adrian

On March 2, 2018, the TV anchor didn't show up for her daily news show. All of her fans were concerned for her but, later she posted a photo of her to diminish the fan's concern in the Instagram to see her son, Adrian play lacrosse at Riviera.

Maria Arraras is also a writer and has authored several books which include Selena‘s Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death which she wrote in 1997.

 Age, Body Statistics and Social Media Presence

  • The famed Puerto Rican journalist is active on her social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter where she has over 1.1 million followers and 1.15 million followers respectively.
  • Age: Maria Celeste Arraras is 58 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth Sign: Libra
  • Height: She has a tall height of 5 feet 9 inches(174cm). 
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 67(148Ibs).
  • Body Measurements: Her body measurements are 35-24-35 inches. 
  • Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)

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