American actor and musician Desi Arnaz Jr. has a daughter, Julia Arnaz, from a relationship with a model when he was 15 years old; Julia’s relationship to Desi Jr. was proven by a paternity test in 1991.
Arnaz dated actress Patty Duke when he was 17 and she was 23. He accompanied Duke to the 1970 Emmy Awards ceremony where she won the Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance. The relationship became tabloid news and his mother did not approve of them together.
Arnaz was subsequently involved with entertainer Liza Minnelli, another relationship of which his mother disapproved; Ball thought that the singer-actress was too old for her son and, because of Liza’s perceived reckless lifestyle, not a good influence upon him. Arnaz accompanied Minnelli to the Academy Awards ceremony in March 1973 when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
These photos captured Desi Arnaz Jr. with his girlfriend Liza Minnelli and his father Desi Arnaz attend the ‘Cabaret’ New York City Premiere and party on February 13, 1972 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.