At 23 years old, Selena quintanilla she was already very famous. In addition to being considered the ‘Queen of Tex-Mex’ for her interpretations of ranchera music, ballads, Latin pop and Mexican cumbia, she worked as a businesswoman, model, dancer and fashion designer. Everything was going wonderfully until Yolanda Saldívar, president of her fan club and in charge of managing her boutiques, shot her dead, the March 31st 1995.
The news of his death left his family and followers devastated. One of the people who suffered the most was Chris Pérez, the singer’s husband, who lost his beloved two days before they were married for three years. Despite the fact that 25 years have passed since the death of the interpreter of “Como la flor”, the guitarist and composer of the band “Selena y los Dinos” continues to remember the moments he lived with the love of his life with whom he planned to have a baby.
CHRIS PÉREZ, SELENA’S HUSBAND
Chris Pérez had joined the family band as a guitarist and when he saw Selena, he was amazed by her beauty and fell in love immediately. Quickly, the feelings were mutual, but they decided to hide their romance for fear that the artist’s father would separate them.
They secretly married on April 2, 1992, after Abraham Quintanilla, progenitor of the ‘Queen of Tex-Mex’, flatly refused to have a relationship. They were together and very much in love until the day of his death. From that moment and for some years, he did not want to refer to that tragic event.
WHAT HAPPENED TO CHRIS PÉREZ AFTER SELENA’S DEATH?
There was news of Pérez in 2001 when he married Vanessa Villanueva, with whom he had two children. The relationship didn’t work out and got divorced in 2008, year since a partner has not been known.
Through his publications on his social networks, Chris has made it clear that he never forgot the interpreter of “Bidi bidi bom bom”, whom he continues to love.
Years later, en 2012, the guitarist released his book “Para Selena, con amor”, where he tells his story with the woman of his life. This was destined to become a program about the singer, but the artist’s father sued him for violating an agreement that he had signed pledging not to use the young woman’s name for entertainment after her death, published The opinion.
25 years after the death of the ‘Queen of Tex-Mex’, her widower gave an interview to Good Morning America to talk about the love of his life and that fateful March 31 that died. “In regards to that day, I mean, to me, I wish I had amnesia for that day.”.
He also recalled that the day he met Selena he fell in love immediately and knew that she was going to be his wife and mother of his children, but he had to stop his feelings because he was working for the family band as one of the musicians.
At another time, Pérez acknowledged that despite the years of the artist’s death, she continues to be in force and has become an icon for Hispanic culture and women. “The positivity of which he spoke and showed [ella] not only on stage but outside of it. I think it’s her fans who have put her in the position she is in these days “, he pointed.