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(Latin rock, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Chris Perez is a Latin rock and heavy metal guitarist and songwriter.

Relationship Facts of Chris Perez

Chris Perez is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Dating History

Chris began his relationship with Selena when he joined the band. After some years, the couple tied the knot in 1992.

Prior to marriage, Selena’s father was not happy with that decision but later accepted the marriage. However, their marriage couldn’t last long as Selena got killed by her own friend.

Furthermore, Chris began dating Venessa Villanueva after meeting her in 1998. After a couple of years of relationship, Chris married Venessa in 2001. The pair also welcomed two babies together, a son Noah and a daughter Cassie.

Despite their beautiful relationship, the couple wasn’t able to carry their marital life for so long. As a result, the couple split up in 2008.

Relationship History With?

  •  Vanessa Villanueva (2001 – 2008)
  • Selena (1992 – 1995)

Chris Perez: Biography in Details

Who is Chris Perez?

Chris Perez is a Latin rock and heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. He is famous for being the lead guitarist of the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos.

He was also the husband of Selena y Los Dinos frontwoman Selena. Moreover, he has also won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for his debut album Resurrection.

Chris Perez: Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Chris Perez was born to Gilbert Perez(father) and Carmen Medina(mother) on August 14, 1969, in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

His father was a computer programmer. His childhood wasn’t so easy as his parents got separated when he was just four years old. After divorcing his mother remarried another man.

From the beginning of his childhood, Chris had a keen interest in playing the guitar. Chris’ favorite artists were the Scorpions, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne. Talking about his education, he attended Thomas Jefferson High School.

Chris Perez: Career, Net Worth 2024, and Awards

As a guitarist, Chris Perez idolized Carlos Santana and learned many of his skills from him in the early days. Chris began his career with the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. Initially, Chris was invited by Quintanilla, who was the bassist of the band at that time.

Chris Perez
Caption: Chris Perez and his family (Source: Pinterest)

After that, he gave an audience and was selected by A.B. Quintanilla. As he signed with the Selena y Los Dinos, he and Selena began to date each other.

Chris was the lead guitarist at that time and used to deliver his amazing guitar skills in the band. However, things changed when Selena was murdered by her former friend,  Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995. After the incident, Chris was totally wrecked and left the band. He started to take drugs and alcohol.

After a couple of years, he organized a new band named Chris Perez Band signing with Hollywood Records. He dropped his first album, Resurrection which also grabbed a Grammy Award Best Latin Rock Album. As soon as the band launched their second album, Una Noche Mas, it dissolved.

In addition, Chris Perez moved to Kumbia Kings (2003-06) and the Kumbia All Starz (2006-11) but couldn’t make it long and also left it. In 2012, he published a book named To Selena, With Love, which gained positive reviews from the critics and the readers.

According to the reports, Chris has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million as of 2022. He earned it from his song and various shows.

From his first album Resurrection, Chris won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock Album. Furthermore, he has got many nominations for his other songs.

Is Chris Perez involved in any rumors and controversies?

Chris Perez has also been in controversy a couple of times. Once, he was jailed for driving under the influence but later discharged without any charge.

In addition, he was dragged into a controversy when he and two members of the band Selena y Los Dinos were wildly drunk and started wrestling in the hotel room, breaking the door and damaging the other stuff on the property.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Moving towards his body measurements, there isn’t any information regarding his height and weight. Furthermore, his eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.

Is Chris Perez active on social media?

Alongside his profession, Chris Perez is also carrying his social account. He is active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Chris Perez has a huge fan following on Facebook with more than 1 million followers and more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram. Besides this, he has around 40.9k followers on Twitter.

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How long were Chris Perez and Selena married?

  • They were married for three years.

How much is Selena's estate worth?

  • She has assets worth $5 million.

Chris Perez's Birthday Dates

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