What happened to Chris Perez’s ex-wife Vanessa Villanueva after their divorce?
Vanessa Villanueva later married for the second time and established her own business. Chris Pérez, an American guitarist, married Vanessa Villanueva after the tragic death of his first wife, Selena Quintanilla.
He and Villanueva eventually had two children. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long, and they divorced.
So, how is Pérez’s second wife doing these days? Here’s what we know about her.
Selena Quintanilla, Chris Pérez’s first wife
From April 2, 1992, to her death in March 1995, Pérez was married to Spanish singer Selena Quintanilla. Pérez met Selena in 1989, when he was hired as the new guitarist for Selena’s band, Selena y Los Dinos. He quickly became an important member of the band and became close to Selena.
The couple had been dating for over two years before eloping on April 2, 1992. They had to flee and marry in secret because Selena’s parents were initially opposed to their relationship. Unfortunately, their sweet love story ended on March 31, 1995, when Selena was murdered by her manager Yolanda Saldvar.
In 2017, he described how it felt to meet his late wife for the first time. I’m a naturally shy person, and there was just something about her that drew me out.
Chris Pérez and Vanessa Villanueva marriage.
Vanessa lived a relatively low-key life before marrying Pérez in 2001. Her family history and early life have remained unknown to the public. Around 1996-1997, the couple’s mutual friend John Garza introduced Villanueva to Pérez. Following that, the two met frequently and eventually began dating.
On October 26, 2001, Villanueva married Pérez. They had two children together, a daughter named Cassie Pérez and a son named Noah Pérez. Noah has Down syndrome, which Villanueva was aware of during her pregnancy. Doctors even encouraged her to have a late abortion, but she refused.
In 2008, the couple divorced.
The marriage of Pérez and Vanessa did not last long. The couple divorced in April 2008, after nearly seven years of marriage. Many sources claimed that the reason for their divorce was Pérez’s drinking habit, and that he was still in love with his first wife.
After the divorce, Villanueva allegedly received all of Pérez’s assets as a spousal provision.
Vanessa Villanueva and Her New Husband Have Moved On
Villanueva moved on in her professional and personal life after her divorce from Pérez. On the professional side, she has two film credits. She worked in the camera and electrical departments on the 2011 film Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns. In addition, she played Gaby Valdez in the 2015 TV series Forgotten Memories. She also established V’s Day Spa, a nail salon with a private spa in Portland, Texas. Then, for the second time, the Corpus Christi native tied the knot.