During this time apart, Lucy got wind that Desi had met up with his former lover, Betty Grable.She showed up at the home he shared with his divorced mother, berating him and calling him a "Cuban sonofabitch." Looking for a solution to their arguments, Desi suggested marriage.Lucy's friends would later say that the actress believed having a baby would strengthen the couple's bond. "Some of Desi's womanizing was alleviated from the moment little Lucie was born," said biographer Bart Andrews, who's authored three books on the couple. It wasn't long before 40 million viewers were tuning in each week to see what the Ricardos were up to.In 1953, when Lucy became pregnant with the couple's second child, Desi Jr., the show became the first in history to depict a pregnant woman.As Desi would later reveal in his memoir, the pressures of running a production company, coupled with the insecurities of what his daughter would later call being "Mr. After 20 years of marriage, Lucy could no longer tolerate Desi's drinking habit and infidelities, which had never fully subsided. Yet even after the marriage and show ended, and they each married other people, Lucy and Desi remained close.Friends said neither one ever got over their breakup.They later reconciled after talking and agreeing to pursue more projects where their professional lives would intersect.The golden opportunity came when CBS decided to turn the radio program Lucy had been starring in into a TV show.
Before his death in 1986, Desi's last words to Lucy were, "I love you too, honey.Good luck with your show." Follow Country Living on Pinterest.There is saying amongst women trying to date in Silicon Valley: The odds are good, but the goods are odd.Even when he wasn't on the road, his schedule had him out until 3 or 4 in the morning, while hers demanded she be in the makeup chair by roughly the same time.
Lucy's longtime publicist, Charles Pomerantz, told, "She used to say, 'We just can't keep meeting in the Sepulveda tunnel.' And her strategy must've worked, because she got pregnant right away.
"She knew that if he went on the road with the band, he'd be catting around all the time.