In the family of Marcella Samora, everyone is very talented and made a name for themselves in the music industry. Besides being the wife of Abraham Quintanilla, Samora is widely recognized as the mother of late Selena Quintanilla Perez.
Samora and Abraham's love story is nothing less than a fairy tale. As of now, she and her husband are celebrating their 56th marriage anniversary. Do you want to know more about their ups and downs in the long marital life? If yes is your answer, then read along.
Marcella and Abraham Marriage
The seventy-four-year-old Samora first locked eyes with Abraham in 1961. Quintanilla served in the US military at the time and was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord when he first met his love.
The lovely couple started dating, and in two years, they were head over heels in love with each other. Marcella and Abraham decided to get into the bond with each other for the rest of their life.
The pair exchanged wedding vows on June 8, 1963, in an intimate ceremony. They were surrounded by their loved ones when the duo was pronounced husband and wife. Apart from this, no details about the wedding ceremony are revealed as of now.
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Marcella gave birth to 3 Kids!
After just two years into the marriage, Marcella gave birth to the couple's first child, Abraham Issac Quintanilla III. The pair welcomed Issac on December 13, 1963, and after that, the duo moved on with their family to Corpus Christi.
On June 29, 1967, Marcella became a mother for the second time. She gave birth to Suzette Michelle Quintanilla, who also gathered fame in the music industry like her father. In addition to that, the couple welcomed Selena Quintanilla on April 16, 1971, who is their third child.
The family, finally, settled down in Texas, USA, after finding a better job opportunity. Together with their three children, the pair faced some ups and downs. Abraham soon became a famous singer, songwriter, and musician, which describes his incredible $10 million net worth.
Soon, Abraham's children would follow his footsteps and dive into the music industry.
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Grieving the Death of her Youngest Child
Marcella, along with the world, mourned the death of her youngest child, Selena, on March 31, 1995. Selena was shot dead by her boutique manager Yolanda Saldivar after the Quintanilla family confronted Yolanda on $200,000 fraud.
The singer received the title "The Queen of Tejano music" and not just that, Selena became the most celebrated Mexican-American celebrity of the 20th century. Her death in 1995, is compared to the likes of John Lennon, John F. Kennedy, Kurt Cobain, and the reaction of her death is compared to the great depression of the 1930s.
After nearly four attempts, Yolanda managed to kill Selena. All the evidence was against Saldivar, and currently, she is serving her life imprisonment at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville. Recently after 22-years, she revealed the exact reason of the murder.
She did not want to pay back the money, so Yolanda shot Selena to death. In 1997, Jennifer Lopez played the role of Selena in the movie Selena.
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