She moved to Mexico at age 18, then after three months moved to LA.
She later attended the University of Texas at El Paso.
She attended J. M. Hanks High School, graduating in 1992.
Texas Hill Country, Texas near San Antonio. Ara Celi is a spokesperson for a local automotive dealership she and her husband own a barbering franchise in San Antonio.
In 2006 Ara and her husband moved to the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio to start a family.