Ana Maria Polo is a household in the entertainment community, especially in the television industry where she functions as a Hispanic arbitrator on the NBC Telemundo network’s court show, Caso Cerrado. Although Polo is also a lawyer, author, and holds a doctorate in Family Law, she is best known for her part in the show.
She stormed the limelight in the year 2001 and has since grown to become a respected personality in the industry. A seasoned writer, she is the brain behind the book Dear Dr. Polo: The Secret Letters of Cased Closed. As a lawyer, she has practiced law for more than 20 years.
Ana Maria Polo’s Biography
As part of her job, Polo unveils peoples problem on the television and renders help to them. But in an ironic twist, not much is known about her personal life. The lawyer was born in Havana, Cuba, on the 11th day of April 1959 and her birth name is Ana María Polo González. Her father’s name is Joaquin Polo while her mother, Delia Polo, has passed away, as shared on her Instagram page. Unfortunately, Polo is yet to share detailed information about her parents and their origins.
Ana and her family moved from Cuba to the city of Miami when she was twelve years old. From Miami, they later relocated to Puerto Rico, where she was part in several musicals including Show Boat, Godspell, and the chorus of Jubilee. The television personality obtained her first degree from Florida International University in Political Science. Polo also holds a Ph.D. in Law; she bagged the prestigious university degree in 1987 from the University of Miami.
The Cuban-American multi-hyphenate is a member of the Florida Bar. Before immense fame came calling through her TV show, she spent some years at the law firm, Emmanuel Perez & Associates, in Coral Gables, Florida.
Ana Maria Polo spent over 20 years practicing law before she made her way to the television industry in 2001 to work as an arbitrator on the Telemundo’s program Sala de Parejas (Couples’ Room) which was subsequently renamed to Caso Cerrado (Case Closed with Dr. Ana Maria Polo) in 2005.
When the show initially began, it basically dealt with the arbitration of marriage-related problems between volunteer participants, however, its contents were later expanded to include other non-marital disputes like child abuse, violence, and occasional education on law-related issues.
In addition to her judicial career and other endeavors, Ana Maria Polo also makes substantial earnings through Caso Cerrado. Right now, her net worth is being calculated by relevant quarters but many believe she worths millions of dollars.
Is Ana Maria Polo Married With A Son? Who Is The Husband?
Yes, Ana Maria Polo has a son named Peter Polo. At the time of writing, she is yet to personally open up about her love life, son, and sexuality. Some unverified sources, however, claim that she adopted Peter following a failed marriage with her husband.
Polo reportedly tied the knot with her ex-husband when she was 19 years. The particular year and location of their marriage is still a mystery.
The television heavyweight is said to have called it quits with her husband after they lost their baby and since then, she has not remarried. Ana has been raising Peter alone since he was adopted, although she completely shields him away from the limelight.
Personal Life & Relationships
Ana Maria Polo’s sexuality, it has been a subject of interest among her fans and the public in general, over the years. However, Ana has not opened up about her sexual preference even though people have been speculating for many years that she is a lesbian. Her photos with a woman simply known as Marlene Kay is believed to have initiated the speculation.
Despite Ana’s silence on the issue, Kay, who was an executive producer on Caso Cerrado, was later identified as Ana Maria Polo’s lesbian partner. She is said to have been in an on-and-off relationship with Hispanic TV arbitrator judge for 25 years. The two have since separated after things turned sour between them, leading Kay to slap Polo with a $2 million lawsuit over the rights to the name of the TV show.
Ana Maria Polo is a cancer survivor; she was diagnosed with the disease in 2003. Thinking she will die, she decided to give the name of the show to Kay so that she can be financially secured. Polo, however, won the battle against cancer and started using the show’s name. Marlene demanded $2 million from Ana for using the show’s name illegally and withdrawing more than half a million from their joint account.