Chris Perez’s Life Change After The Entry Of Vanessa Villanueva

Vanessa Villanueva

Vanessa Villanueva is an actress and popularly being the ex-wife of Chris Perez. Chris Perez is another celebrity who worked in the great band of Selena Quintanilla.

Read through the article to get interesting facts about Vanessa. Also, you can get some information about her career and other facts.

Who Is Vanessa Villanueva?

Vanessa was born in the USA. She is a popular actress who married the popular band artist, Chris Perez. In 2011, she made her debut act in the film ‘Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns.’ In this film, she acted as an electrician and gained popularity. Then, in 2015, she acted in one more movie named ‘Forgotten Memories’ as Gabi Valdez.

Who Is Vanessa Villanueva’s Ex-Spouse?

Chris Pérez is the ex-husband of Vanessa Villanueva. He was born on August 14, 1969, in San Antonio, Texas. His parents are Carmen Medina and Gilbert Perez. Gilbert worked as a computer programmer. When Chris was small, his parents divorced and his mother married another person in 1978.

Chris worked as a guitarist and main composer of the band ‘Selena y Los Dinos.’ He gained much popularity after working in this band. The head of this band is Selena Quintanilla with whom, Chris had an affair.

After working two years in this band, Chris started dating Selena. But her father was not agreeing with her love life. But somehow, her father accepted this relationship and the couple tied the knot in 1992.

Selena’s Murder At The Age Of 23:

At the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla was about to achieve big popularity all over the world. But unfortunately, to stop her from gaining popularity, Yolanda Saldivar murdered Selena at the age of 23. On March 31, 1995, Yolanda murdered her and he was the president of the Selena Fan Group.

How Did Chris Perez Suffer From Selena’s Loss?

Seriously, Selena’s fans couldn’t accept this news, and Chris was shattered by this death news. Furthermore, the man couldn’t recover from this shocking news. Thus, he started consuming alcohol and drugs to overcome this news. 

Chris Perez is a Grammy-winning artist who wrote the book “To Selena, With Love” showed his love and affection for Selena. The guitarist looked for several ways to come out of Selena’s loss in his life. But he couldn’t manage at all and thus, he became a drug addict. 

How Did Chris Perez Meet Vanessa?

Chris met Vanessa Villanueva through John Garza in 1996. At that time, Perez was suffering from stress and depression due to the loss of Selena. On seeing this, Vanessa wanted to help him to come out of his condition. They started with a friendship but ended in marriage in 2001.

Vanessa tried a lot to change her mental condition of Chris. But nothing supported him to change his mind and thus, the couple got separated in 2008.

Vanessa’s Children:

Chris and Vanessa have two kids. The two children are Gabrielle Perez and Noah Perez. Even after their divorce, they are spending time together with their kids. Noah was born with a health condition, Down syndrome. Though the doctors advised her to abort her son during pregnancy of knowing this health condition, Vanessa didn’t accept it. Thus, she gave birth finally to her son, Noah Perez.


After divorcing Vanessa, she is living with his long-time boyfriend, Henry Soliz. The couple tied the knot in February 2018 and both live in Portland now.