American guitarist Chris Pérez married Vanessa Villanueva after the traumatizing death of his first wife, Selena Quintanilla.

He and Villanueva went on to have two children. But, the marriage didn't last long, and they parted ways.

So, where is Pérez's second wife today? Get all insights on their relationship and also find how Villanueva has moved on in her life! 

Chris Pérez's first wife, Selena Quintanilla

Chris Pérez was married to Spanish singer Selena Quintanilla from April 2, 1992, to her death in March 1995.

The two had met each other in 1989 when Pérez joined Selena's band, Selena y Los Dinos, as the band’s new guitarist. He quickly became an integral part of the band and subsequently got close with Selena.

The couple started dating for over a couple of years before finally eloping on April 2, 1992. They had to run away and get married in secret because Selena's parents were initially against their relationship, reports Good Housekeeping.

Unfortunately, a major shock came into Pérez's life when Selena was killed by her manager Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995.

In 2017, he shared how he felt while meeting his late-wife for the first time. The famous guitarist said, "Beautiful and talented," to express his first thoughts about her.

I’m a shy person by nature, and there was just something about her that she was able to pull me out.

Chris Pérez and Vanessa Villanueva Married In 2001

It seems as if there are two parts in Vanessa Villanueva's bio—before meeting ex-husband Chris Pérez and after meeting him. Her life before meeting Perez has mostly remained off the records.

Her family details and early life have remained hidden from the public eye. Nevertheless, her life after meeting Pérez is quite clear.

Their mutual friend John Garza had introduced Villanueva to Pérez somewhere around 1996-1997. Following their introduction, the duo started to meet frequently and eventually started dating.

It was on October 26, 2001, when Vanessa Villanueva married Chris Pérez. Together, the former couple welcomed two children: a daughter, Cassie Pérez, and a son named Noah Pérez.

Noah has down syndrome, and Villanueva already knew that during her pregnancy. The doctors had even encouraged her for a late abortion. But, she refused to do so and gave birth to her son.

Vanessa Villanueva with her ex-husband Chris Pérez and children, Cassie Pérez and Noah Pérez. (Photo: Liverampup)

The Pair Divorced in 2008

Chris and Vanessa's marriage didn't last long. After around seven years of their wedding, they divorced in April 2008. Many sources claimed that the reason for their split was Pérez's inability to forget his first wife and his drinking habit.

It is also reported that Villanueva received all of Pérez's assets as a spousal provision after the separation.

Vanessa Villanueva Moved on with New Husband

After her divorce from Pérez, Villanueva moved on in both her professional and personal life.

On the professional front, she earned two movie credits. She served as a crew member, working for the camera and electrical department, in 2011's movie Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns. In addition to that, she played Gaby Valdez's role in 2015's TV Series Forgotten Memories.

She also started her one business; she founded a Nail salon with a private spa in Portland, Texas, named V’s Day Spa.

Then, on the personal front, the Corpus Christi native married for the second time.

Vanessa Villanueva with her second husband, Henry Soliz. (Photo: Vanessa's Facebook)

She tied the wedding knots with her long-time boyfriend, Henry Soliz, in February 2018. The duo had been dating since 2012.

As for now, Villanueva goes by the name Vanessa Soliz and lives in Portland, Texas, with her husband.