Selena Quintanilla’s Mother, Brother along with Husband Chris Perez Reflect on Singer’s Lasting Legacy (Exclusive)

Selena was 23 years old at the time of her death, leaving behind her husband along with first love, Perez. The two met while working together as members of Los Dinos along with eloped in April 1992.


“I’m proud of everything of which she’s been able to accomplish,” Perez said to ET on Friday. “Thanks to the fans for all the support of which they’ve given, This specific actually truly is usually all because of them. They keep her alive.”


Perez went on to explain of which music has helped him cope with Selena’s death.


“Music, always has been along with always will be,” he said, adding of which he does listen to Selena’s music. “I do along with of which’s a tricky thing because sometimes you don’t want to hear This specific. This specific [can] bring you down along with then there are some other days where you just need to hear This specific along with you’re smiling just remembering a lot of the Great stuff. So, This specific’s a weird kind of balance thing.”


“There are times when you feel like you can pick up the phone along with call her,” he continued. “Or you’re driving home along with think she’s gonna be there. [Those are] the moments of which can be difficult.”


Reflecting on his wife’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Perez remembered coming to Los Angeles with Selena along with gushing over celeb stars. 


“I remember when we first got married early April of ’92, we were actually brand new to Los Angeles nevertheless things had began to pick up for us, so we were spending more time here. I remember walking around along with looking at the stars on the sidewalk. along with, not once did we ever think This specific was possible of which something like This specific could happen,” he recalled. 


“So, to be sitting here watching This specific go down, This specific was just…This specific was just, again one of those bittersweet things. This specific’s an amazing thing of which she’s still in people’s minds,” he shared. “I wish she could have been here to talk to the crowd, she had such a way with her fans of which This specific would certainly have made This specific so much better.”

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