Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez were once regarded to be a happily married couple, but things didn’t turn out as it was supposed to. Despite being married for seven years, Villanueva and Perez couldn’t save their marriage, not even for their two kids.
However, Vanessa Villanueva is not Chris Perez's first wife as he was previously married to Selena. Perez's first wife Selena was murdered in 1995. Let’s find out more about their dating life and married life. Just stay with us.
Vanessa Villanueva met her husband Chris Perez in 1998 from a mutual friend, John Garza. They instantly fell in love as they began dating. After knowing each other properly, the pair decided to be in a relationship in 1998 and later tied the knot in 2001.
Husband and wife: Chris Perez and Vanessa Villanueva with their daughter Source: Pinterest
From their relationship together, the couple also has two children. Let's know about them in detail.
Vanessa Villanueva became a mother to her husband Chris Perez’s two children; a son, and a daughter. The name of their daughter and son are Cassie and Noah respectively.
Chris Perez’s wife filed for divorce in 2008. According to sources, Vanessa Villanueva decided to dissolve her marriage as Perez had alcohol and drug issues.
He rarely came home and was mostly busy partying outside. Rumors claim that Villanueva wanted to work things out and wanted to dismiss her filed divorce, but eventually, they ended up stating irreconcilable differences as the reason.
Image: Chris Perez and former spouse Selena Source: Influential access
Reports say that Villanueva demanded all of Perez’s properties during the final property settlement. She was often referred to as ‘The Lady of Luxury’ by Perez’s family members because Villanueva’s lifestyle and tastes were said to be expensive.
After her divorce from Perez, Vanessa Villanueva hasn’t been linked with any other man, and neither has Chris Perez. However, Perez was previously married to his wife Selena, a Tejano singer, in 1992. She was murdered on 31st March 1995 by a friend and her boutique’s former employee, Yolanda Saldívar.
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Even though Saldivar tried to commit suicide when police surrounded her, she gave herself up and was sentenced to life imprisonment. George W. Bush, who was Texas’ governor then, declared Selena's birthday Selena Day in Texas.
Perez’s former wife Selena was a very talented singer who gave some amazing albums such as Dreaming of You. Till date, Selena’s album selling record is more than 60 million. Despite, Selena’s demise a long time ago, sources claim that Perez is still in touch with the Quintanilla, Selena’s family.
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