Insight Into Ana María Polo's Once Married Life and Lesbian Partnership
- Date of Birth Apr 11, 1959
- Age 63 Years, 4 Months
- Nationality American-Cuban
- Profession Lawyer
- Career 2001-present
- Relationship Status Single
- Husband/Spouse Not Disclosed
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Ethnicity/Race White
- Religion Christianity
- Father Joaquin Polo
- Mother Delia Polo
- High School University of Miami School of Law
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Blue
- Lesbian Rumored
- Son/s Peter Polo
- Birth Place Havana, Cuba
- Children/Kids 1
Known as the Hispanic version of Judge Judy, Ana María Polo is the famous Cuban-American TV personality. She serves as the arbitrator in her famous long-running show Caso Cerrado, where she deals with people who come on the show to resolve their problems.
While she is a pro at exposing other's life, she has kept her own away from the media. That being said, her once married life and also a gay relationship are topics that have made it to the headlines.
Was Married To A Decade-Old Boyfriend
Polo moved from Puerto Rico to Miami at the age of 18. In the city, she met a man ten years older than him. The age gap, however, didn't matter to the duo, and the pair started dating.
As an escape from her dependency on her parents, the television personality even married her boyfriend. The happiness of the married life doubled as she soon became pregnant with a new child. But when she was four months pregnant, she lost her baby.
The death of her child caused quite a toll on the pair's marriage. Thus, they divorced and parted ways. Thereon, Polo focused on her career and enrolled in law education.
Got Into a $2 Million Lawsuit With Ex-Girlfriend
In her mid-20s, Polo got into a relationship with her show's executive producer, Marlene Key. The pair kept their love affair fairly private, hinting nothing much of their relationship except for sharing on their social media.
They parted ways in a similar manner after dating for over twenty years. But their relationship caught the media's attention after Key filed a $2 million lawsuit over the rights to the name of her program, Caso Cerrado, in a Miami court.
After around two years of their break-up, Key legally asked for a fair division of their company, The Key To Polo Enterprises, and also the right on the name of the famous program.
While discussing the case with the TVyNovelas in 2018, Key shed light on her feelings for Polo.
Claiming that she was with the television presenter for over 25 years, she stated that her feelings for her hadn't changed. She maintained that she still loved Polo but had to take the legal path because Polo was "uncompromising."
The television producer also regretted that they couldn't reestablish their friendship and connection even after spending decades as a family.
While Key got vocal about her case, Polo did not comment, just how she has been tight-lipped about her sexuality. The legal analyst has never affirmed being lesbian, nor has she talked about her gay relationship.
That being said, she has been a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community. She even took part in the gay parade back in 2015.
Spent Time with Grand Daughter
Polo is a mother of one. However, there is quite a confusion regarding her motherhood. Her son Peter Key uses the second name of her ex-girlfriend, Marlene Key.
Though it is possible that the ex-partners might have adopted him, nothing can be said with surety. That being said, Polo used to be quite close to Peter's daughter. Peter has a daughter and a son from his married life with his wife, Christina Key.
Polo timely featured her granddaughter on her Instagram. However, for reasons untold, she hasn't done so in recent times. The last picture of Polo with her grandchild dates back to December 2019. They had celebrated Christmas together.
Sources That Enrich Net Worth
Dr. Ana María Polo has come a long way in her career.
Born to Joaquin Polo and Delia Polo on April 11, 1959, in Havana, Cuba, she graduated from Florida International University with a degree in political science. She received her Ph.D. in law from the University of Miami in 1987.
The 62-year-old worked in a law firm, Emmanuel Perez & Associates, P.A., in Coral Gables, Florida. After accumulating experience in the law field, she finally created her Spanish-language court show, Case Cerrado, in 2001.
The show - aired on Telemundo - became an instant hit. In 2010, it became the first ever program from a Spanish-language network to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. The program marked its 20th anniversary on April 2021.
From the letters she got for the show, the television host also penned a book titled 'Dear Dr. Polo: The Secret Letters of Cased Closed.'
With extensive experience in the field of law, it will be no surprise if Polo's net worth hits over six-digit numbers. But the lawyer hasn't yet disclosed her actual net worth.