Did Vanessa Villanueva Change The Life Of Chris Perez?

Vanessa Villanueva

Vanessa Villanueva is an actress and popular as the ex-wife of Chris Perez. Chris is another famous personality, as he is a band member of Selena y Los Dinos.

Read through the article to know more about the personal life of Vanessa. Also, you can get some information about her career and other facts.

Who Is Vanessa Villanueva?

Vanessa was born in the United States of America. She is an actress in the Hollywood Industry and popular as the ex-spouse of Chris Perez. In addition to that, she is popular as an actor too.

In 2011, she first appeared in the movie ‘Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns.’ She played the role of a crew member and an electrician in this movie. Then, in 2015, she did the role of Gabi Valdez in ‘Forgotten Memories.’ 

Who Is Chris Perez?

Chris Perez was born on 14th August 1969. His parents are Gilbert Perez and Carmen Medina. His birthplace is San Antonio, Texas. Chris’s father was a computer programmer. When he was young, his parents got separated. His mother remarried in 1978. 

Chris Perez

Perez was the main composer and guitarist of the band ‘Selena y Los Dinos.’ He became much popular after joining this band. It was Selena Quintanilla’s band, with whom Perez had an affair before.

Selena and Perez started dating after two years of togetherness in the job. Initially, Selena’s father was not happy with her decision. But after their bond, he accepted it and the couple got married in 1992.

Selena Quintanilla’s Murder:

At the age of 23, Selena got murdered by Yolanda Saldivar. He was the president of the Selena fan group. She was just 23 at the time of death and also she was about to achieve a global reach. But she died of this murder and this news shattered her fans. But more than fans, Chris was devastated by this news. This is where Chris’ depression started.

Chris Perez And Vanessa:

Chris met Vanessa through their mutual friend, John Garza in 1996. At that time, Chris was suffering from depression and other personal problems. Seeing his condition, Vanessa stands by his side to support him in life. Eventually, it led to the marriage in 2001. But, there is no end to Chris’ depression and the couple finally decided to divorce in 2008.

Chris Perez And Vanessa

Though Vanessa tried to convince and encourage a lot, Chris was never out of his depression. The couple has two kids such as Gabrielle Perez and Noah Perez. Even though the couple separated their paths, they are still good friends. They are sharing their parenthood nicely.

Vanessa’s Popularity:

When Vanessa and Chris announced their relationship to the media, she became popular. They announced their marriage on October 20, 2001.

Later, Vanessa focused on her acting career and acted in a few films. But suddenly, after seven years of marriage, the couple filed for divorce. This news made Vanessa much popular. The reason for their separation is Chris’ addiction to drugs and alcohol.


At present, Vanessa is living with his long-time boyfriend, Henry Soliz in Portland, Texas. The couple married in February 2018 and Vanessa’s surname is Soliz now. 

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