American guitarist and songwriter, Christopher Perezwith whom Selena Quintanilla, the queen of tex-mex, was married between 1992 and 1995, published an emotional message on the occasion of what would be her 30th wedding anniversary.
“April 2, 1992. Wow. So many things have happened since then. Growth has been exponential, both as a musician, an artist, an entrepreneur and as a man. Life has some crazy twists and turns. Always keep going! Do make your parents proud!” the 52-year-old guitarist wrote.
In the photo you can see the two when they were very young, Chris is wearing a black t-shirt, hat and glasses; while Selena wears a dark tone outfit, loose hair and natural makeup.
So far, the publication has more than 180,000 likes and more than 2,000 comments in which the fans of the interpreter of ‘Como la Flor’ thank the guitarist for keeping Selena’s memory alive.
“Beautiful, Cris! I love how you still love her and keep her memory alive!”, “How nice it would be to see them celebrate 30 years of marriage, thanks for teaching us what a true love is. My favorite couple forever”, “Ella will be waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow”, “There is no doubt, a true love. The years go by and you continue to show us that your heart remains”; read in the comments.
Let us remember that the couple swore eternal love to each other on April 2, 1992, so today they would have been married for 30 years. She was 21 years old and he was 23.
The guitarist and composer with Mexican roots met the singer when he joined the family band Selena y los Dinos, in 1989, after being contacted by the young woman’s father and brother.
According to the musician in his book “To Selena, with love” (“To Selena, with love”, in Spanish), the personalities of the two were totally different. While he was quiet and shy, the young woman who stole his sigh from the first moment was very outgoing and cheerful.
Since they started working together, the attraction was immediate, even though Pérez had a girlfriend at the time. According to the guitarist, their relationship began to flow after a trip to Acapulco. He confessed his feelings to her. She felt the same. And they decided to start a romance secretly from the artist’s father.
Due to the complexity of their romance, which was not accepted by the artist’s father, they decided to elope and then get married.
This April, Selena’s family will release a new album to pay tribute to her now that it has been 27 years since her death (March 31, 1995).
The new record label will consist of 17 unreleased songs that the Quintanilla family kept for many years. Abraham Quintanilla announced that one of the songs was recorded when Selena was 13 years old.
On April 7, the film Selena, starring Jennifer López in 1997, will also be screened in certain theaters in the United States.