Vanessa Villanueva

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Actress, Former Celebrity Wife
Tue Apr 25 2023
By   Ruku

Relationship Timeline Of Vanessa Villanueva

Ex-husband : Chris Pérez
Chris Pérez Married To Chris Pérez In 2001 And Divorced In 2008

The Mexican/American native Vanessa Villanueva is gaining constant media attraction as the ex-wife of famous musician Chris Perez. Vanessa has also worked as an actress and crew member in several films.

Vanessa, who has portrayed a character as Gaby Valdez in the 2015 series Forgotten Memories is quite secretive regarding her early life. Her parents, siblings, educational details are missing. Not only that, but her exact birth year is also under the radar.

Who Is Chris Perez?

The 51-years-old Christopher Gilbert Perez, aka Chris, is an American songwriter, guitarist better known as the lead guitarist of the former Tejano pop music band named Selena y Los Dinos.

Vanessa Villanueva is the second wife of a former member of the band, 'Selena y Los Dinos' guitarist Chris Perez.Source: Getty Images
Picture: Vanessa Villanueva is the second wife of a former member of the band, 'Selena y Los Dinos' guitarist Chris Perez.
Source: Getty Images

The band has released the albums named Mis Primeras Grabaciones, Alpha, Munequito De Trapo, And the Winner Is, Preciosa, and Dulce Amor. The band separated in 1995 after the tragic demise of the band's lead vocalist Selena Quintanilla.

Later, Chris formed his own band 'Chris Perez Band' in 1998. The band released two studio albums, Resurrection, in 1999 and Una Noche Mas in 2002. Their first album, Resurrection, also won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock and Alternative Album. However, these band members also separated in 2009. Additionally, Perez currently owns a hot sauce brand named 'Perez Pepper Sauce.'

Brief Marital Relationship With Chris

The primary reason behind Vanessa's prominence is because of her ex-spouse Chris. Even after the separation, Villanueva is gathering recognition as the ex-celebrity partner.

Vanessa Villanueva was married to Chris Perez from 2001 to 2008
Snap: Vanessa Villanueva was married to Chris Perez from 2001 to 2008.
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Vanessa and Chris first met one another back in 1996 via their mutual friend John Garza. After the first encounter, the duo began talking, meeting frequently, and soon start their romantic affair in 1998.

After dating for around three years, Vanessa and Chris decided to took their relationship to the next level and tied the wedding knot on October 26, 2001. They exchanged the vows privately, so the detailed information regarding their wedding still lacks.

Chris Perez and his beloved daughter Cassie Perez.'
Image: Chris Perez and his beloved daughter Cassie Perez.
Source: Instagram @chrispereznow

From the marital bond, Vanessa shared two adorable children, a son Noah Perez, and a daughter named Cassie Perez. Noah and Cassie are also gathering fame as celebrity kids, just like Whitney Scott Mathers.

The former Mr. and Mrs. Perez were parenting their kids jointly and living merrily. But after seven years of marital relationship, Vanessa and Chris ended their relationship in 2008.

Chirs Perez with his son Noah Perez.
Snap: Chirs Perez with his son Noah Perez.
Source: Instagram @chrispereznow

 For the information, Wesley Snipes is also no more in a marital relationship with his first wife April Dubois.

Former Relationship

Not much information is available regarding Vanessa's romantic relationship before Chris. It seems like Perez was her only husband. On the other side, before Chris wedded Vanessa, he was previously a married man. 

Chris was in a marital relationship with the band's singer Selena Quintanilla. At first, Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla, who is also a singer, songwriter, was not agreed to their relationship. Later, when Chris and Selena tied the knot on April 2, 1992, in Nueces County, Texas, privately, Abraham also accepted their marriage.

Chris Perez was married to the Selena y Los Dinos, lead vocalist Selena Quintanilla until her murder in 1995.
Picture: Chris Perez was married to the Selena y Los Dinos, lead vocalist Selena Quintanilla until her murder in 1995.
Source: Instagram @chrispereznow

Everything was going fine, but Selena's death in March 1995 destroyed the happiness of the couple. It was identified that late. Selena's manager, Yolanda Saldivar, who used to manage Selena's boutiques, and fan club, shot and killed her in a motel room. Selena's murder devasted Chris a lot. 

Perez began taking excessive drugs and alcohol for several months. Since the tragic incident, Perez remains in touch with Quintanilla's family. Back in 2017, Chris alongside late. Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla and other family members attended Selena being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Similarly, he also wrote a book titled 'To Selena, With Love,' about his relationship with Selena.

Vanessa Villanueva Estimated Net Worth

Like early life details, Vanessa has not mentioned the exact net worth she enjoys. But as per estimation, she has a net value of around $200 thousand, which she accumulated from her work.

As shortly mentioned above, Villanueva has worked as a film crew member. Vanessa has served in the camera and electrical department of the 2011 action/adventure film Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns. Similarly, she might have received an amount from her divorce settlement with Chris.

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