Almost 30 years have passed since the death of Selena, who left an artistic legacy that changed the history of Tex-Mex music and touched the hearts of millions of people, who to date remember it with affection and respect.
Selena Quintanilla is still alive in the memory of her fans who honored her in her hometown
However, who most remembers her is Chris Pérez, the singer’s guitarist and widower; He does not stop showing in social networks the strong bond he had with the one who was the love of his life.
The American composer was recruited by AB Quintanilla, the singer’s older brother to join ‘Selena y Los Dinos’, where Suzette, the younger sister was a member.
Indignation in Texas at the possible release of the person responsible for the murder of Selena Quintanilla
Some time later Chris and Selena began dating despite the fact that the singer’s father never supported the relationship, forcing the lovers to escape in order to get married on April 2, 1992.
Despite this, the family ended up accepting the romance. The couple was together until March 31, 1995, when Yolanda Saldívar murdered Quintanilla in Corpus Christi, Texas.
What happened to Chris Pérez?
After the death of the interpreter of ‘Forbidden love’ and ‘The boy from apartment 512’, Chris was devastated, which caused him to fall into drugs, alcohol, stop eating and even sleeping, Distractify mentioned.
Years later, in 1998, the composer met Vanessa Villanueva, with whom he married and had two children, Noah and Cassie, but the couple divorced in 2008.
From 1999 to 2009 he had a musical project called Chris Pérez Band that would later become The Chris Pérez Project with singer Angel Ferrer. Currently, he continues to share his musical life on his social networks.
In 2012 she wrote a book titled ‘To Selena, with Love’, in which she talked about what her life was like as a couple and the challenges they overcame. He also cleared up rumors like the one that said Selena was pregnant when she was killed, the material was as a way to help him move forward.
Through Instagram, Pérez has remembered his wife with tender messages. In April 2019, he shared an unpublished photograph where the two can be seen on stage.
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I promised the person who gave me this photograph that I would not share it on social media… After all, I feel that it is important to keep some things for myself. But on this anniversary (April 2, 1992, when we ran away and got married) I felt that I should let myself go and share this image with the world. It is an incredible image and represents the most important things to me… life, love, music and most importantly… loyalty ”.
In 2016, Chris Pérez was present at the unveiling of Selena’s image at Madame Tussauds in Los Angeles and at the dedication of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
Selena Quintanilla will have her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Meanwhile, he is still a guitarist and winner of the 2000 Grammy Award in the category of ‘Best Latin Rock’ thanks to his album ‘ Resurrection ‘. There he remains active on social networks where, in addition to sharing photos about his career, he is dedicated to promoting his line of sauces, Perez Pepper.
Apart from his job and his children, Chris often shares his exercise routines with which he keeps in shape at 52 years old.
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What has become of Chris Pérez? He was a Grammy winner, has a line of sauces and more