Debbie Rosado is known as the mother of actress Ariana Anthony or Arianna Muñiz as she is known in some quarters. Debbie is also known as the former romantic partners of the famous American singer-songwriter cum actor, Marco Antonio Muñiz, who is professionally known as Marc Anthony.
Many people don’t get to choose what defines them in life and this is the case for Debbie Rosado. While she probably has a lot of stories to tell and what she would like people to know about her, Debbie is stuck with an identity that’s attached to someone else, an ex-lover. Even as this is not necessarily a bad thing, it can be quite unsettling to be conscious of the fact that your past, defines your present and is stuck with you for the rest of your life. Anytime Rosado’s name comes up, she is described as one of the women Marc Anthony has loved, the first of them all, as far as the public knows.
While you surely haven’t read much about Debbie, especially when it comes to her life outside of what she had with Marc Anthony, you should know a thing or two about the celebrated American singer considered to be the best-selling tropical salsa artist in history. Marc is a three-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold no fewer than 12 million albums across the globe. Apart from singing, he is also an actor, a television producer, and a record executive, so his influence in entertainment is far-reaching.
5. Ariana Anthony’s Mother Is 54 Years Old and Was Born and Raised in Brooklyn, New York
Like Marc Anthony, Debbie Rosado was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, precisely in Brooklyn. As you would easily find, Marc’s parents are Felipe and Guillermina Muñiz. His father Felipe was a musician who also worked in a hospital cafeteria while his mother managed their home. The youngest of eight children, Marc was named after the famous singer from Jalisco, Mexico, Marco Antonio Muñiz, and was raised in Spanish Harlem (East Harlem) located in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
All of such information is not known about the woman widely considered as his first romantic partner. Practically nothing is known about Debbie’s early life and upbringing. We can only confirm that she is of Puerto Rican heritage and was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 13th of November 1969. She was also raised in the city and probably grew up in the same area as Marc. Nonetheless, nothing is known about who her parents are; if she has siblings, and what have you.
4. Debbie Rosado Once Worked As a Police Officer
People have to be protected, more than they need to be entertained, or at least as much as they crave entertainment. As already established from the foregoing, Debbie Rosado’s ex-lover lives for entertainment. He has delighted millions of people across the globe with his singing and acting exploits. Debbie also settled for a career that would have her serve people but in a different way.
Reports have it that she was once a police officer who worked with the New York Police Department. It is believed that she has since left the organization but why and when she left has remained unknown.
3. She Dated Marc Anthony and Lived with Him from 1993 to 1996
Most reports regarding the Debbie Rosado and Marc Anthony claims they dated from 1993 to 1995; some have posited that the relationship began in 1990 and lingered on until 2004 but that’s most likely not the case. Based on the information available, it wouldn’t be wrong to assert that the two were together from 1990 to 1995. One thing almost all of the reports seem to agree with is that Debbie was the first known romantic partner of the famous entertainer.
It was sometime in 1993 that it became clear to the public that they two were lovers. This was after they were seen together several times and started living together that same year. They continued to co-habit until early 1996, after their breakup in late 1995. After they separated in 1996 and stopped living together, Marc began dating Dominican-American actress, Claudette Lali, that same year and even got engaged to her but they never got to exchange marital vows.
Since then, he has been married to Dayanara Torres (2000 – 2004), Jennifer Lopez (2004 – 2014), and Shannon De Lima (2014 – 2017). The same can’t be said about Debbie who slide into obscurity after her relationship with Marc Anthony packed up.
2. Ariana Anthony Is Her Only Known Biological Child
Anyone who keeps up with Marc Anthony should know he’s a father of six and that Ariana Anthony is his first daughter and oldest child. He had her with Debbie Rosado on the 29th of June 1994. As far as the public knows, Ariana is her only biological child of Debbie. She is fond of her father and there are no reasons to suspect that the reverse is the case with her mother Debbie.
Ariana seems to be interested in building a career in the entertainment industry. Although she is yet to accomplish anything significant thereof, she is often described as an actress. This is because she played a character named Lolo in the “Who Do You Trust” episode of the TV series, South Beach.
Ariana Anthony isn’t the only child of Rosado. After the ex-police officer had her with Marc, the former couple opted to adopt another child named Alex “Chase” Muñiz. It is said that he was born on the 9th of June 1995 and was adopted around the same time by Debbie and Marc.
1. Rosado and Marc Had a Peaceful Separation but She Dragged Him to Court over Child Support
Various accounts of the Rosado-Anthony relationship have upheld that they didn’t have a bitter breakup; that they parted ways peacefully and remained on good terms for the sake of their kids. There are no reasons to disagree with that save for the fact that Debbie Rosado once dragged the famous singer to court over child support.
From what we gathered, the former lovers were in court sometime in May 2000 over child support payments. After they separated, Marc volunteered to pay child support of $450 every week. In addition to that, he took up paying her $800 monthly rent for her apartment, amongst other things.
Those didn’t stop Debbie from filing a petition for an increase in the child support he pays with the Queens County Family Court. Citing her limited income as a police officer, she asked for the singer to increase the child support payments to $2,700 per month. It is believed they resolved the case amicably as Rosado has often acknowledged Marc Anthony as a good father.