With a mesmerizing smile and attractive personality, Vanessa Villanueva is a woman who made her name by herself in the film industry. Vanessa is best known for her work in the 2011 film’s Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns.
Besides, Vanessa is widely recognized as the ex-wife of Chris Perez, who is the lead guitarist of the Tejano band, Selena y Los Dinos. She had lived her marital life for a long time but didn’t last forever. Did she remarry after divorced from Chris? Let us find that out.
Vanessa Villanueva Married Life with Ex-Husband, Chris Perez
Fans of Chris are interested to know more about his ex-wife, Vanessa Villanueva. Vanessa and Chris got married on October 20, 2001. Before the marriage, the couple dated almost three years and shared a lot of lovely moments together.
Their close friends and family attended Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez’s wedding ceremony. But the fact, she is not the first wife of guitarist, Chris Perez. They were married until 2008 and then departed their ways. Her ex-husband has married the late singer, Selena Quintanilla, who was shot dead in 1995 by her former friend Yolanda Saldivar.
The actual reason behind their divorce, Chris was never at home when she needed the most and also spent lots of his time partying and drinking. Other than that, he never gave enough time to their kids.
Vanessa Met Ex-Husband Chris Perez Through A Mutual Friend
Some couples met coincidently while some meet through mutual friends or relatives. In the case of Villanueva and Perez, they were introduced through a mutual friend named John Garza in 1998. Two years ago, Chris moved out of his Corpus Christi House and back in with his father in San Antonio.
Eventually, they became good friends and started hanging out with each other more and more. After knowing each other, they began to date and we’re in a relationship for almost three years before their marriage.
Vanessa and Chris Have Two Children
The former couple shared two kids; a boy and a girl. Villanueva gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Cassie Perez. After a year, Perez and Villanueva welcomed a baby boy, Noah Perez.
Cassie was in her late twenties and following the paths of her father. It seems she would become the next guitarist after her father. He posted a throwback picture of his daughter, Cassie, on his Instagram back in December 2017. He captioned the photo, wishing her a warm birthday. According to Instagram, Cassie was born on December 23. He also shared another picture, one which she was playing the guitar at the studio along with him.
On April 5, 2020, Vanessa’s ex-husband posted a throwback photo on which he was holding Noah. On the caption, he wrote,
“15 years ago today, my family and I were blessed with the birth of my son Noah😇. Being this kid’s dad has definitely been an amazing and fun adventure. 😉 I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.I’m a lucky, lucky guy. Happy Sunday, everyone! 😊 Stay safe…”
How is Vanessa’s Life Going After Divorce? Has she been dating a Boyfriend?
Following the divorce from Perez, Vanessa seems to have dedicated her life to her kids. She is busy in raised her two kids. Though she has not been spotted with a guy in public, it shows that she is single and more focuses on her career.
Vanessa also appears in a few films after she officially divorced her husband. She has done a phenomenal job on Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns, which he first movie that released in 2011. Not only that, but she also starred in a short TV series, Forgotten Memories, in 2015.
On the other hand, her ex-husband, Chris, formed a new band with Puerto Rican singer Angel Ferrer in 2010.
Vanessa Villanueva’s Net Worth
Chris’s ex-wife is hardworking and gritty when it comes to her work. She became a public figure after she and Perez divorce in 2008. Vanessa makes pretty good money through acting. To date, she has played in two projects from which she earned good money. Also, the former wife of Perez worked in the camera and electrical department.
Other than that, Chris Perez has a whooping net worth of $10 million. Perez released several albums along with his band members and other bands as well. He for his debut studio album Resurrection, he won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
Vanessa holds American Nationality
Villanueva was born and spent her childhood and adult life in the United States. His parents immigrated from Mexico to the United States. Although the actual date of birth and place, not known. Vanessa is a woman of Mexican origin.
There is no concrete information about her early life; some sources indicated that she grew up somewhere in Texas. Further, we aren’t sure she is the only child of her parents or her siblings.