Marcella Samora

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Philanthropist (1944)
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Relationship Timeline Of Marcella Samora

Marcella Samora Married To Abraham Quintanilla In 1963.

Marcella Samora is an American social activist and the co-founder of The Selena Foundation. Ever since the traumatic death of her youngest daughter Selena, she has been handling the non-profit organization on her own. She is also chasing the main goal of her beloved daughter to guide and encourage underprivileged children with proper education.

Marcella is actively volunteering in numerous charity programs for the betterment of the poor people living in society. Meanwhile, a versatile actress, Constance Marie played the role of Marcella in the 1997 biographical documentary movie, Selena. Also, another actress, Seidy Lopez performed the character of Marcella in the upcoming Netflix documentary series of the same name.   

Is Selena's Mother, Marcella Samora Still Married to Abraham Quintanilla Jr.?

Texas-based social activist, Marcella is happy to be in a joyful marital union with Abraham Quintanilla Jr., an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. The two united as husband and wife in a traditional wedding ceremony in the presence of their dearest ones on 8th June 1963.

Marcella Samora has been living in a blissful marriage with legendary singer, Abraham Quintanilla Sr. Know how Marcella Samora's daughter, Selena died!
Marcella Samora with her husband, Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
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The duo encountered one another for the very first time back in October 1961 through a mutual friend. During that time, Marcella was residing in Washington, D.C. whilst her husband, Abraham just joined the U.S. air force and, was serving at McChord Air Force Base in Washington. Shortly after their first interaction, they found each other mean to be and became a part of a romantic relationship for almost three years.

Blessed to Become Parents of Three Adorable Children Including Selena Quintanilla

Mr. and Mrs. Quintanilla have been enjoying their joyful marital relationship for more than five decades. During this long journey of companionship, they found the joys of their lives with three beautiful children, including a son, A.B. Quintanilla III, and two daughters, Suzette Quintanilla and Selena Quintanilla. All three of their kids chased the footsteps of their father, Abraham Sr., and entertained the world as musical artists.

The couple's first child, Abraham married thricely and his first marriage was with Vangie Quintanilla. His second matrimonial relationship with Rikkie Quintanilla lasted for six years from 4th November 2011 to 5th July 2016. Furthermore, he tied the knot with an Argentinian woman, Anjelah O. Quintanilla on 16th September 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marcella Samora honoring her late younger daughter, Selena alongside her husband, Abraham Quintanilla and their two other children, Abraham Jr. and Suzette Quintanilla at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. How old is Selena's mother, Marcella as of now?
Marcella Samora and her husband, Abraham Quintanilla, and two older children honoring their younger daughter and sister, Selena at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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The pair's eldest daughter, Suzette has been living in a marital union with Bill Arriaga since 1993. On the other hand, their youngest daughter, Selena exchanged her wedding vows with rock and roll guitarist, Chris Perez on 2nd April 1992.

More upon this, the duo are blessed to have 14 grandchildren, including Svani, Martika, Giana (through their son, Abraham Sr.), and Jovan Arriaga (from their older daughter, Suzette). It was found that they have become great grandparents via their son, Abraham Jr.'s past relationship affair. 

Tragic Death of Marcella Samora's Daughter, Selena

Marcella Samora's youngest daughter, Selena took her last breath on 31st March 1995 at Corpus Christi Hospital based in Texas. At the time of her death, she was only 23 years old. The cause of her demise is a gunshot wound to the subclavian artery by her friend, Yolanda Saldivar, who served as the manager of Selena's boutiques from 1991 to 1994.

When Saldivar was working for Selena, she misappropriated money throughout the huge fan club of Selena after her dad, Abraham permitted her to work as a president of the fan club. It was also found that Saldivar misused Selena's boutique earnings with fake cheques. And when she was caught, she decided to kill Selena by inviting her to a motel room and, the rest is history. 

Marcella Samora's daughter, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was shot dead by her former manager and friend, Yolanda Saldivar. Do you know how old was Marcella Samora's daughter, Selena at the time of her death?
Marcella Samora's late beloved daughter, Selena Quintanilla, and her husband, Chris Perez
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During Selena's memorial ceremony, there were over 3,000 fans lined up for almost a mile at her funeral at Bayfront Plaza in Corpus Christi on 1st April 1995. Also, almost 40 thousand fans passed by Selena's casket at the time of burial at Seaside Memorial Park. Numerous world-class artists send heartfelt condolences to the Quintanilla family on their loss of a gem of the music industry.

On the other hand, Saldivar was found guilty of killing Selena on first-degree murder, embezzlement, and sexual assault at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse in Houston, Texas on 23rd October 1995. The court sentenced Saldivar to life in imprisonment without any parole submission until 30th March 2025 under the judgment of Mike Westergren.

Diagnosed with a Tumor

Marcella had a tumor when she was pregnant with her third child, who is none other than her late daughter, Selena in 1970. During that time, she and her husband, Abraham moved from Corpus Christi, Texas to Lake Jackson, Texas at the beginning of 1970.

After the doctor's advice, Marcella had to take decisive action about her disease. Later, she underwent a long surgical operation to remove her tumor. She successfully recovered from the disease.

Marcella and her spouse, Abraham were expecting a son, and also took the name, Marc Antony for their child after the surgery. Nevertheless, she gave birth to a baby girl at Freeport Community Hospital in Texas on 16th April 1971, whom they named Selena after the recommendation of one of their pregnant patient at the hospital. 

Know All the Details of Marcella Samora's Salary & Net Worth!

Abraham Quintanilla's husband, Samora is widely active in charity works so far. Currently, she runs a non-profit organization in the name of her late daughter, The Selena Foundation as the president and founder. So, her per annum salary is around $60,000. She boasts a decent net worth of $1.5 Million up until now. 

Marcella's husband, Abraham is one of the successful singer-songwriters who gave several hit music albums, including The Guys, With This Cup, and Falcon. At the moment, he has a $10 Million net worth.

On the other side, Marcella's late younger child, Selena made impressive earnings throughout her professional singing career. So, there is a glance of record sales and earnings of Selena on the following table;

YearRecord SalesEarnings
1990Ven Conmigo (certified 2x platinum by RIAA-Latin)$500,000
1992Entre a Mi Mundo (certified 6x platinum by RIAA-Latin and 3x gold by AMPROFON)$1.2 Million
  • Selena Live! (certified gold by RIAA)
  • Mis Mejores Canciones - 17 Super Éxitos (certified 6x platinum by RIAA-Latin)
$1 Million

  • Amor Prohibido (certified 20x platinum by RIAA-Latin)
  • 12 Super Exitos (certified gold by RIAA)
$2.5 Million

1995Dreaming of You (certified 35x platinum by RIAA-Latin, and gold by Music Canada and AMPROFON)$5 Million
1997Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (certified platinum by RIAA)$1.6 Million
1998Anthology (certified 6x platinum by RIAA-Latin)$600,000
1999All My Hits – Todos Mis Exitos (certified 6x platinum by RIAA-Latin)$700,000
2000All My Hits – Todos Mis Exitos Vol. 2 (certified 2x platinum by RIAA-Latin)$200,000
2001Live! The Last Concert (certified platinum by RIAA-Latin)$100,000
2002Ones (certified 5x platinum by RIAA-Latin)$500,000
2012Enamorada de Ti (certified gold by RIAA-Latin)$50,000
 Total Earnings$15.3 Million

At the time of Marcella's daughter Selena's demise, she had $10 Million net worth. Besides, her total earnings from her popular record sales accumulated up to $15.3 Million. As of now, the Quintanilla family is living a good lifestyle in their $2.5 Million worth mansion in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Early Life of Selena's Mother

Selena Quintanilla-Perez's mother, Marcella' celebrates her birthday on the 17th of July every year, and she is going to celebrate her 78th born day on the 17th of July 2021. Moreover, she is a native of Washington, D.C., and hails from a mixed ethnic background (Mexican-American-Cherokee Indian). 

Besides, her parents were from different localities such as Amarillo, Texas (father), and Colorado (mother). Do you know? Marcella was born with the zodiac sign, Cancer. More upon this, she is more likely to be a sensitive person with a strong intuition, who thinks optimistically as per her horoscope. Likewise, Abby Rao's horoscope sign is also Cancer.




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