An essential a part of Netflix’s Selena: The Collection is her heart-wrenching romance together with her band’s guitarist Chris Pérez, their secret relationship, and their eventual marriage which lasted three years till the singer’s premature dying. Though Quintanilla’s father famously disapproved of their relationship, Pérez had a hand on the band’s hits, collaborating with Selena’s brother at songwriting, and undoubtedly fell deeply in love with the late icon. However quick ahead to right this moment, and Pérez is not practically as near the household as he as soon as was – reportedly, to the purpose that he had no concept the brand new Netflix collection was being produced. The truth is, on his Instagram, Pérez posted a photograph of actor Jesse Posey who performs Pérez within the collection, with the caption: “For the report, by no means met him, have not seen the script, and I’ve NO concept what’s going on… however, I might love to seek out out.”
Whether or not or not there may be unhealthy blood with the Quintanilla’s in regard to the collection, Pérez has rebuilt his life since Selena’s passing and continues his ardour for all issues music. After Selena’s homicide, Pérez was depressed and turned to medicine and alcohol, which he wrote about in his memoir. Immediately, he’s wholesome and effectively. He married Venessa Villanueva in 2001 (divorced in 2008), and so they have two youngsters. On the music entrance, he shaped the Chris Pérez band in 1999 and gained the most effective Latin rock, city or various album Grammy in 2000 for his or her album Resurrection. The band break up up that yr, and Pérez has since then labored with different members of Selena Y Los Dinos on reunion materials, and together with his newest effort the Chris Pérez Mission.
Pérez revealed his memoir To Selena, With Love in 2012, which he says the household permitted of after its launch. In 2012, Pérez stated that he was nonetheless shut with the Quintanilla household, who he stated permitted of his ebook, however solely after its launch. The guitarist famously loves something sizzling or spicy (featured in Selena the film) and really launched his personal sizzling sauce line known as Pérez Pepper Sauce.
Though Pérez’s preliminary Instagram posts in regards to the present might need hinted at a feud, the musician is fast to notice that he’s extraordinarily supportive of the collection and the Quintanilla household. On an Instagram publish on Dec. 3, Pérez wrote: “I liked her music even earlier than I joined the band. I used to be intrigued by the truth that her brother had his identify on all the things as producer.” He continued, “Keyboard participant Ricky Vela was my hero so far as musicianship goes. Her dad ran some wonderful sound once I went to see them at an occasion in San Antonio. I discovered a lot by taking over their guitar participant Roger Garcia’s elements and doing my greatest to stretch it even additional. They’d a woman drummer [Selena’s sister] that laid it DOWN.” Pérez ended his publish by clarifying that he “will endlessly respect the band and the folks concerned in it,” and that he hopes folks “get pleasure from this collection.”
As he informed Good Morning America, Pérez continues to hold over Selena’s legacy and believes that “out of everyone that I’ve identified in my life, I do not know anyone extra deserving than her.” Marking his assist for retelling Selena’s story even additional, the guitarist stated, “The story retains getting handed from era to era, which is wonderful to me.”
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