Facts of Vanessa Villanueva
|Full Name:||Vanessa Villanueva|
|Net Worth:||$100 thousand|
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Vanessa Villanueva is the ex-wife of musician and guitarist Chris Perez of the Tejano band Selena Y Los Dinos. Vanessa Villanueva was with Chris Perez for 9-10 years and she was the second wife of Chris.
Though a lot has been written about Chris, there is little information about his ex-wife and mother of his two children.
So let us try to find out about this lady who later signed up for some acting work in Hollywood!
Vanessa Villanueva’s birth, age, childhood days, and education
Vanessa Villanueva’s date of birth is not known. As of 2018, she is in her late 30s and Chris is currently 47 years of age. Her parents were Mexican immigrants and she was born in the USA.
She was raised in Texas. He is of Mexican ethnicity and there is no more information about her parents and siblings if any. Information related to her school, college, and education is not unavailable.
Chris Perez and first wife Selena Quintanilla
Chris Perez was dating girlfriend Selena in San Antonio when was working on her father’s band. He was attracted to her. He tried to distance himself from her but was unsuccessful. At a Pizza Hut restaurant, the two expressed their love for each other.
Selena’s father Abraham did not approve of the relationship when he was informed by Selena’s sister about it. Abraham sacked Chris. The lovebirds were dejected and heartbroken. But they eloped and secretly got married in 1992. Later on, Abraham accepted the relationship and told Chris to write songs for the band.
In 1995, Abraham found out that Yolanda Saldivar who was managing the financial matters of Selena’s boutiques and clubs had swindled them. Selena and Chris met her at a hotel to recover the documents for tax purposes. But she handed over the wrong documents and later called Selena alone to the hotel.
She tried to provide some vague excuses and Selena broke off her relations with her. Angry, Yolanda removed her revolver and shot at Selena. Selena ran to the corridor, was rushed to the hospital but died soon after.
On March 31, 2018, Chris paid tribute to her late wife as this day marked the 23rd anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s tragic death. Along with a loving picture, he wrote,
“Although we all have our trials and tribulations that we have to go through in this life . . . we MUST be thankful for the ones that we meet along the way . . . that made us realize . . . love is REAL. Love is UNCONDITIONAL . . . love NEVER DIES. #MyCoco.”
Vanessa Villanueva meeting with Chris and start of a relationship
In 1998, Chris met Vanessa Villanueva through his friend John Garza, and the two liked each other. They started dating. He formed a new band and signed with record labels for songs and albums. He also won awards. It was the peak time of his career.
The couple had two children; daughter Cassie and son Noah. They got married in 2001 but by 2008 the marriage and their relationship had turned sour. It was said that Chris’ drug and alcohol addiction and hard-partying ways were the main reason behind the separation.
Vanessa Villanueva’s independent career, net worth
Vanessa Villanueva had not worked when she was married to Chris. But after her divorce, she started to do some work in the entertainment industry. She is remembered for her work on Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns in 2015. She has also acted in Forgotten memories in 2015. She is earning her money and may also be getting child support from Chris. She is said to have a net worth of around $ 100k.
Vanessa Villanueva has not remarried and neither is she dating a new boyfriend. She is a single mother of her kids.
Vanessa Villanueva and Chris divorce
The couple had been married for 6 years and have two children together. The reason for the divorce was rumored to be due to Chris’s heavy drinking habit and he did not give her time and love like he used to.