Where Is Jose Trinidad Marin Now? All About Jenni Rivera’s Ex-husband

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Where Is Jose Trinidad Marin Now? All About Jenni Rivera’s Ex-husband
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Jose Trinidad Marin is a 59-year-old notorious Mexican convicted felon. Besides, Marin is also famous as the ex-husband of the late Latin singer Jenni Rivera. Jose was behind one of the most vicious and vile sexual abuse scandals of all time.

For several years, while still in a relationship with Jenni, Jose sexually abused his own daughters and his sister-in-law. The lewd man finally got what he deserved and was sent to prison for 31 years.

It has been decades since the trial unfolded. Many of the late singer’s fans are curious to know if Jose is still alive and serving his sentence. Moreover, many of you are unaware of Jose’s early life so stay tuned as we have all the facts listed here today!


Full NameJose Trinidad Marin
Also Known AsTrino Marin
Date of Birth15 February 1964
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
Marital StatusDivorced
Ex-Wife Jenni Rivera
ChildrenChiquis Rivera, Michael Marin, Jacqie Campos

Who is Jose Trinidad Marin? Is He Still Alive?

Born on February 15th, 1964, in Mexico, Jose Trinidad is still alive and is 59 years of age as of 2023. He first came to media prominence after he married American singer-songwriter, Jenni Rivera.

Nationality & Ethnicity

He is a Mexican national who also holds American nationality and is of Hispanic ethnicity. His parents primarily raised him in Mexico before moving their way to the United States.

Where is José Trinidad Marín Now? Is He Still in Jail or Released?

As of 2023, Jose is serving his prison time. Back in 2022, there were rumors that he was being released from jail but that is not true. 

The news further got all the fuel after Jose’s daughter said in an interview,

“I’ve heard that but I haven’t talked to him. He hasn’t confirmed anything to me. I haven’t been able to go see him. So we’ll see what happens. I don’t want to say much because I don’t know if that’s true.”

What did Jose Trinidad Marin Do? His professional career

At the time when he and Jenni first started dating, Jose worked in several odd jobs to make ends meet. Around the same time, he got a job as a restaurant manager from where he started earning a decent amount of money too.

Moreover, he had also told his then-wife Jenni not to study in college and stay at home taking care of their kids and family. Naturally, Rivera didn’t concur with him and eventually, it led to physical abuse.

Besides, after the divorce from Jenni, he moved on with his life and started a new life in Riverside County.

Jenni Rivera’s First Husband Jose Trinidad Marin’s Wedding

Jenni Rivera and her first husband Jose exchanged vows in the year 1984. At the time of their marriage, Jose was only 20-year-old and his wife Jenni was 15. At the time of their marriage, Jenni was already pregnant with her first child.

Who is José Trinidad Marín wife?
Jose and Jenni during their young days.

When you marry the person whom you have loved the most, you somehow expect everything to work out. Similarly, Jenni was hoping her marriage would also work out. Unfortunately, their marital life was full of problems and constant abuse.

Not only did her husband physically abuse her, but he also sexually abused their own two daughters and her sister.

Trinidad Marín Fathered Three Children with His Ex-wife Jenni

The former flames became a parent for the first time when Jenni was still studying in high school. She gave birth to her oldest child, a daughter named Chiquis Rivera on June 26th, 1985. Although Jenni became a mom in her teens, she still managed to graduate high school and provide for her child.

A couple of years after the oldest came, Jenni and Marin welcomed their second child, a daughter named, Jacqueline Rivera on November 20th, 1989. A few years later, on September 11, 1991, they became a parent of a baby boy named Michael Rivera.

Jose Trinidad Marin and Jenni Rivera Divorced in 1992

After years and years of mental torture, Jenni finally decided to call it quits. She filed for divorce somewhere in the early ’90s and it was finalized in 1992. The custody of her three kids was given to Rivera.

Initially, Jenni stated that she filed for divorce from Jose due to the physical and emotional abuse that he inflicted on her. It was several years after the divorce, in the year 1997, when she found out about her ex-husband’s sexual abuse scandals.

He sexually abused His Own Daughters and Sister-in-law

For many years, the former husband of Jenni Rivera was sexually exploiting Rivera’s sister Rosie and his own two daughters. It all began with her sister Rosie and afterward, he started molesting his two daughters as well.

In 1997, Rosie first revealed Jose’s wrongdoings. Back then she claimed Marin molested her and also his oldest daughter Chiquis. When they went for the physical examination, it was also found that he also abused his other daughter, Jacqie.

Trino was Sentenced to Prison for 31 Years in 2007

After around a year of legal battle, Jose was found guilty of sexual abuse. The court sentenced him to 31 years to life in prison without any possibility of early parole for good behavior.

Jose Trinidad Marin
Jose during his trial.

The pedophile is convicted of nine counts of felonies including three counts of lewd act upon a child, three counts of oral copulation of a child, one count of aggravated sexual assault, and one count of continuous sexual assault.

At the time of the hearing, all of Marin’s family were in attendance including his children. After the sentencing, his eldest daughter Chiquis, whom he abused from the age of 8 to 12, said, “I just would like to tell my father that I love him and I forgive him. He may not think that I love him, but I do.”

How is His Relationship With His Children Nowadays? What is Jose Trinidad Marin Doing Now?

As surprising as it is to hear, despite all the atrocities, Jose’s daughters are still on good terms with him. In fact, he even called his oldest child, Chiquis while she was getting married. In 2019, a day before her wedding to Lorenzo Mendez, she got a call from her old man straight from prison.

Chiquis recorded this whole incident as a part of her YouTube vlog. In the video, we saw Jackie, who was already talking to their dad, come inside Chiquis’s room and say, “Hi, Dad, I have your little girl here,” and gave the phone to her.

Jose Trinidad Marin daughters
Jose is a father of three kids.

Soon after, the father-daughter started talking. In addition, Chiquis also asked her father to lead them in his prayer.

All this really leads us to believe that Jose is still on good terms with his daughters regardless of all the past transgressions. Moreover, we can say Jose has also accepted his heinous crimes and trying his best to change himself.

His ex-wife Jenni died in 2012 in a Plane Crash

The year 2012 brought forward grim news for the Rivera clan. Jenni passed away after the plane she was traveling in crashed near Monterrey, Mexico. She along with six other passengers on board died instantly.

The singer was in the city for a musical performance, however, the event had such a sad ending. Her body was brought back to her hometown of Long Island where she is buried at the All Souls Cemetry.

How Much Is Marin’s Net Worth?

Late singer Jenni Rivera’s ex-husband Jose was apparently unemployed as soon as he was exposed to his sexual abuses. However, his net worth is estimated to be around $600,000 to $800,000 as of 2023. On the other hand, his late ex-wife Jenni Rivera reportedly had a whopping net worth of $25 million.


What happened to Jenni Rivera husband?

Jeeni Rivera’s ex-husband Jose Trinidad Marin was sentenced to 31 years in prison in 2007 for sexually assaulting his then-sister-in-law and his two daughters.

Is Jose Trinidad “Trino” Marin Out of Prison?

As of 2023, Jose Trinidad Marin is not out of jail. He was sentenced to 31 years in prison, without an easy parole for his good behavior.


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