Evangelina Almeida

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Ex-Celebrity Wife (1964)
Tue Jan 17 2023
By   Binaya_22

Evangelina Almedia is known for being the first wife of AB Quintanilla III. AB Quintanilla is a famous music producer and the brother of Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the popular Mexican-American singer tragically killed at twenty-three.

The death of Almedia's sister-in-law Selena affected the entire family. It also affected her marriage to Quintanilla. Let's learn a bit about Almedia's life.

Almedia Was The First Wife Of AB Quintanilla

Evangelina Almedia was the first wife of AB Quintanilla. She walked down the aisle with her husband on April 17, 1988. The two tied the knot in Corpus Christi, a city in the Gulf of Mexico. Their marriage journey didn't go as planned, as the two divorced in 2000, around five years after the death of Selena.

AB Quintanilla is posing next to a mural of Lionel Messi lifting Copa America trophy.
Evangelina Almedia's ex-husband, AB Quintanilla (Source: AB Quintanilla Instagram @abquintanilla3)

Quintanilla was twenty-four years old at the time of their marriage, whereas, Almedia's age remains to be discovered. The exact reason behind their divorce has been kept under wraps by both.

Evangelina Almedia's Net Worth

Evangelina Almedia's net worth is estimated to be $300,000, similar to actress Michelle Mylett. Ever since the divorce from Quintanilla, she has maintained a private life and disclosed much about herself. And that includes her income sources as well. Also, the amount she received from her divorce settlement has been kept under wraps.

Staying on the topic of net worth, Evangelina's ex-husband, AB Quintanilla, has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. His biggest source of income is producing music. His songs like Na Na Na and Chiquilla are some of his biggest hits and, in the process, have helped his wealth massively. 

Selena Quintanilla may be no longer with us, but her works still are. And her music is more popular than ever before. Her net worth at the time of her death was $164,000; at the time of this writing, it has increased to $5 Million.

Is A Mother Of Three

Almedia has three children: Savani Quintanilla, Martika, and Alana McGee. Savani Quintanilla is her first child, born on November 27, 1991. Savani came from Almedia's first marriage to AB Quintanilla. 

Evangelina Almedia, Savani Quintanilla, Martika, and Alana McGee are all posing for the picture together with a small tree in the background.
Evangelina Almedia (middle) with her three kids, Savani Quintanilla (right), Martika (left), and Alana McGee (Source: Buzz South Africa)

Savani followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician. He is a producer, engineer, and DJ and goes by the stage name Principe Q. He also has his music duo group, Royal Highness, where he is a member alongside King Louie.

Almedia's other two children, Martika and Alana, aren't much into the limelight like his son. Also, the biological father of these two is yet to be discovered. However, Buzz South Africa reports that Martika is a graduate of Calallen High School. It remains to be known what her kids are up to these days.

Married To Robert Gonzalez

Evangelina Almedia has moved on from Quintanilla and is now married to Robert Gonzalez. The two live low-profile lives and have chosen to live away from the limelight. Also, the insights into their relationship remain to be disclosed. The story of how the love started between the two and when they got married remains to be discovered.

It is also not known Almedia's reason for getting away from the limelight. But people on the internet have assumed it had something to do with Selena's death. Her death affected her family and also Almedia's marriage to Quintanilla. The media constantly ran stories of her death; she probably wanted to escape all that. Hence, some believe she maintains a low-key profile to have a normal life.

Almedia Character In Selena: The Series

Evangelina Almedia's role in Netflix's Selena: The Series was played by actress Gladys Bautista. The show celebrates the life of Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the sister of Almedia's ex-husband, AB Quintanilla. She was one of the fastest-growing musicians killed at the age of twenty-three.

Criminal Minds actress Bautista plays the role of Almedia and gets limited screen time compared to other characters. She features in a total of eight episodes of the show. The show was made only with the family's permission, and they seem to have no problem with it.

However, many people who watched the show seemed to have a problem with it. It was because some of the things presented in the show were factually incorrect. The Sun, in their article, has mentioned some of the things the show has tweaked. It didn't go down well with the people as they believed the show did a disservice to her by not telling the story as it was.

Social Media Presence

Almedia is present on the internet through Instagram and Facebook. Her Facebook page is @Vangie Quintanilla, and her insta page is @vangiequintanilla. But you still won't be able to update yourself on what she is up to nowadays as her Insta account is private. 

Also, Almedia's Facebook has been inactive for many years, as her last post on the platform was a few years ago. She probably doesn't want to open up to strangers as only people close to her can access her Insta page.

The Death Of Selena Quintanilla

Almedia's sister-in-law, Selena Quintanilla's death is considered one of the biggest tragedies ever to hit the music scene. The Como La Flor singer was only 23 when she was shot dead on March 31, 1995, by Yolanda Saldívar, the fan club president. 

Yolanda Saldívar has her hair tied from the back in the picture.
Yolanda Saldívar, the woman who killed Selena Quintanilla in an interview (Source: YouTube Channel 194fish)

The incident occurred in Days Inn Hotel. The Amor Prohibido singer, Selena, had discovered that Yolanda had been mismanaging her finances for her benefit. The confrontation between the two happened, and in rage, Yolanda took a gun out and shot Selena. 

Selena was immediately rushed to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Memorial in Corpus Christi, where she was announced dead. The arrest of Yolanda took almost 10 hours as she wasn't ready to be arrested. Eventually, she was arrested, presented to the court, and served a life sentence in prison in Gatesville, Texas.

Almedia's Marriage Acted As A Distraction For Selena And Pérez

Almedia's marriage acted as a distraction for Selena and Pérez. Late Selena's marriage to Chris Pérez is not secret information today, but it was at one point, as per Pérez himself. Selena and Pérez had only started seeing each other for a while when Almedia and Quintanilla were already married to each other.

This was brought to light by Pérez in his book To Selena, With Love. He mentioned that he and Selena didn't want their relationship to be the talk of the media. So, they would use Almedia's marriage as a shield to protect their relationship. The marriage acted as a distraction for them for a while.

AB Quintanilla Child Support Controversy

Almedia's ex-husband has been involved in child support controversy in the past. He was arrested for failing to pay $87,000 in child support. It remains unclear as to whether Almedia was involved in this or if it was another woman.

AB Quintanilla is wearing a black coat in the picture as he walks towards the room.
Evangelina Almedia's ex-husband, AB Quintanilla arriving at the hearing (Source: KRIS 6 News YouTube Channel)

This happened after Almedia failed to show up when the court had asked him to be present. In his defense, he said that he had no idea about the date, but that wasn't enough to save him. In the end, he agreed to pay $87,000.

 

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