Bill Arriaga and Suzette Quintanilla Married in Yolanda Saldivar’s Presence
Selena: The Series arrived on Netflix last December and chronicled Selena Quintanilla’s rise to fame, from her early days performing with the family band Selena y Los Dinos to venturing towards a solo career.
The first season ended with the introduction of Yolanda Saldívar, who killed the singer in 1995. The second part of the series arrived on Netflix on May 4th, 2021, and picked up where it left off. However, the producers changed it up a bit for season 2 and delved more into the life of Selena’s older sister, Suzette Quintanilla.
Suzette Quintanilla’s Wedding
In this new season, fans got to see Suzette’s wedding to Bill Arriaga, which raised questions about real-life nuptials. For those not aware, Suzette served as an executive producer on the Netflix show. Therefore, it is safe to assume that the story about Suzette’s life is most probably true.
Viewers of the show saw Suzette fall hard and fast for Bill, and the two ended up getting married in the series. The thing that shocked the fans most about the wedding was that Yolanda was actually the bridesmaid. Of course, this left the fans wondering if it was actually true.
As eerie as it was, Yolanda was indeed the bridesmaid for Suzette’s wedding. She and Suzette had actually known each other for a few years before the wedding, and was considered a family friend back then.
Yolanda had started a fan club for Selena in 1991, and that was how she met Selena and became a beloved member of the Quintanilla family before she revealed her true colors.
Suzette and Bill are still married to this day, and she occasionally gives fans a glimpse of her married life on social media.
Suzette Quintanilla’s Life after Her Sister’s Death
Suzette was the drummer in the family band Selena y Los Dinos, but her musical career was cut short after her sister’s death. According to an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Suzette does not remember the next two years of her life as her family dealt with the pain and grief.
She gave up drumming but remained connected to music by taking up the job of keeping her sister’s legacy alive. At 53, she currently serves as the CEO and president of Q Productions, the Latin music production company her father, Abraham Quintanilla, founded in 1993.
The company has put on various Selena tribute concerts over the years, including the one last year in May 2020, but unfortunately, it got canceled because of the pandemic.
The CEO also manages the Selena Museum that the singer’s awards, and other memorabilia in their native Corpus Christi, Texas. She has also facilitated the coordination and licensing of other Selena projects, including two best-selling Selena M.A.C. Cosmetics collections.
She has also attended numerous events honoring her sister, including a 2017 ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, during which Selena received a star.
The world continues to embrace her superstar sister, and Suzette could not ask for more.