Chris Perez’s Second Wife Vanessa Villanueva: Untold Facts About Her

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Vanessa Villanueva is the ex-wife of Chris Perez. One of the greatest guitarists of all time, Chris came into the light as a part of the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos.

Perez faced a major misfortune following his first wife Selena’s untimely death at age 23. After the tragedy, the artist moved on with Vanessa.

Nonetheless, marriage with his second wife also didn’t work and they went their separate ways after a long-time of their marriage. Now the big question is, does the former couple share children? You’ll find out soon.

In the meantime, we’re going to divulge a little bit more interesting details regarding Chris’s

Who is Chris Perez Ex-Wife Vanessa Villanueva?

Villanueva is a former model by profession. The ex-celebrity spouse has kept other details on her pro-life behind closed doors.

Vanessa was born in the early 1970s in Mexico. She belongs to Mexican nationality and has a Latino-Hispanic ethnicity. Details of her family still remain out of the public eye.

Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez Marriage: How the two first met?

The couple tied the knot back in 2001, in an intimate wedding ceremony. The big event was attended by their family members and close friends.

Chris Perez's ex-wife Vanessa Villanueva.
Vanessa Villanueva and her ex-husband Chris Perez with their children.

Talking about their first meeting, they came across in the 1990s through Chris’ friend John Garza. The two subsequently began their lovey-dovey and were in a romantic relationship for years before tying the knot in 2001.

Why did their relationship ended in a divorce?

Chris’ matrimonial relationship with Venessa, didn’t last long and they separated in 2008. It has been reported that Perez’s drinking and drug problems ruined their marriage.

Tabloids also say they are on good terms now and are doing a superb job in co-parenting their kids. Judging by Chris’ social media posts with his children, it is obvious the guitarist is quite close with his kids.


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At the same time, Vanessa rarely appears with her children. Looks like she wants to live a life with no spotlight.

The couple has two grown kids

Venessa and her ex-husband Chris welcomed their first child, a daughter, Cassie Gabrielle Perez in December 1998, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Chris Pérez daughter.
Chris and Vanessa’s daughter Cassie.
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Cassie, 21, attended Del Mar College. She also studied medical aesthetics at Paul Mitchell. The star kid is currently a medical aesthetician at Massage Envy. Besides, Cassie is in a beautiful relationship with her boyfriend, Mark Munoz since 2017.

Chris and Venessa became parents once again after giving birth to their second child, a son, Noah Pérez in April 2005. Unfortunately, their son Noah suffers from down syndrome.

Pérez has a son with his second wife Venessa.
Chris Pérez with his son.
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Their dad Chris often shares adorable photos of their kids on his social media handles.

Who is Vanessa Villanueva Dating Now?

After her separation from Perez, Villanueva never came out with her boyfriend. She has kept most part of her life to herself.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband Chris has been quiet when it comes to his love life as well. The artist is also not dating anyone at present.

Chris Perez Previously Married Selena Quintanilla

Perez tied the knot with Selena, the frontwoman of the band Selena y Los Dinos, on 2nd April 1992, in Nueces County, Texas to marry. Initially, Selena’s family wasn’t on board the whole idea of their marriage but the couple decided to elope anyway.

Everything was going pretty well between the two until Selena’s relation with Yolanda Saldivar began hitting the rocks. Yolanda was her friend as well as a manager of her Selena Etc. boutiques, a clothing store.

Due to some severe conflicts between the two, Saldivar shot and killed Selena on 31st March 1995. She was 23-year old at the time.

Her untimely death also heavily affected Chris’s life, resulting in his alcoholic habit and drug problems. Although it’s been over 25-year since Selena’s demise, Chris still keeps posting her photos to keep the memory alive.

On 1st Sep 2020, the artist shared a photo of themselves on Insta without a caption.

Here is the photo

Chris Perez Previously Married Selena Quintanilla.
Chris Perez and late wife Selena.
Source: Instagram

What is Vanessa Villanueva Net Worth?

Her fortune is $500,000 as of 2020. In the meantime, Vanessa’s ex-spouse Chris has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has racked the majority of his wealth from his music career solely.

About Vanessa’s Ex-Hubby Chris Pérez

Chris Pérez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His father Gilbert Perez was a computer programmer. He always had an interest in music and learned to play the French horn during middle school. He joined Shelly Lares’ band in 1986 and later went on to become a part of Selena y Los Dinos. The band ran until Selena’s death in 1995.

In the year 1998, Perez formed a band along with his pal Garza. He later wrote several songs including ‘Best I Can’ expressing his feelings about losing Selena and struggle to live without her.

Furthermore, the artist co-founded the new group Chris Pérez Project with Angel Ferrer, a Puerto Rican singer. They released a single ‘Todo es Diferente.’


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