Vanessa Villanueva Biography

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Vanessa Villanueva Biography

Vanessa Villanueva is a best known for her work on big screen television as an American actress. Vanessa Villanueva is the ex-wife of musician and guitarist Chris Perez. She came to spotlight after divorce with her husband, Chris Perez.

Later she grabbed the attention of the public through her husband. Vanessa Villanueva


Vanessa Villanueva was born from her Mexican parents in America. Her Parents emigrated from Mexico to America before she was born. Vanessa has never revealed her date of birth to the public.

Talking about her nationality, she is an American and had multiracial ethnicity. She grew up in America, somewhere in Texas. Vanessa Villanueva never talked about her early life, parents, siblings, and education in front of media.


Vanessa Villanueva became a part of film industries after legally separate from her husband Chris Perez. Vanessa Villanueva has phenomenal work on ‘Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns’ which was her first movie.

The movie was released in 2011. Also, she performed on the short TV series ‘Forgotten Memories’ in 2015. Besides these, she never appeared in movie industries again.

Vanessa Villanueva relationship with Chris Perez

Vanessa and the guitarist Chris Perez were dating each other for eight years before marriage.

Vanessa and Chris Perez met through the mutual friend John Garza in 1998. In 1996, Chris Perez moved out from his Corpus Christi House and back in with his father in San Antonio. John Garza introduced Chris Perez with Vanessa Villanueva and became a friend.

After knowing each other, the friendship turned into the love relationship. After dating several years, the lovebird announced their marriage. Finally, the duo tied the knot in 2001. This was second married to Chris Perez with Vanessa Villanueva.

Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez kids After the couple’s marriage, Vanessa and Chris Perez welcomed their first baby girl named Cassie Perez. Again, a year later, she gave birth a son, Noah Perez.

Chris posted many cute pictures of his babies. Chris Perez posted a photo on his daughter Cassie’s birthday, and he posted on the Instagram saying “Can’t believe my lil mini-me is turning 18 years old tomorrow… I’m DEFINITELY a proud Dad!

? Vanessa Villanueva Divorce with Chris Perez The married life of Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez ended their married with a sad divorce. Vanessa filed the divorce with her husband Chris Perez due to his drinking too much alcohol and partying outside a lot and barely got homes; irresponsibility towards his children.

The couple legally separated in 2008. Chris had to give all of his assets were given to Vanessa Villanueva to spousal support to their children. As he said: “Divorce is the pain in the ass, especially when people try to start drama with you.

But fortunately, there’s peace now”.

Vanessa Villanueva’s life after divorce

Vanessa Villanueva is out of the limelight after divorce with Chris Perez. She is living her life secretly without revealing her any personal information on what she is doing currently.

No one knows if she is having a relationship or affair recently. Chris Peres is said to have joined another musical band leaving the one Vanessa Villanueva was also in. Chris Perez had gone through the pain of divorce with his ex-wife Vanessa and remain his children.

Vanessa Villanueva’s husband, Chris Perez

Chris Perez is an American guitarist, songwriter, and author, best known as lead guitarist for Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. Chris Perez was born on 14th August 1969 in San Antonio, Texas and grew up with father Gilbert Perez and mother Carmen Medina.

Chris Perez real name is Christopher Gilbert Perez who established himself in the field of music. In 1974, his parents divorced when he was only four years old, and mother remarried in 1978. Chris learns to play French horn in the middle of the school and latterly joined the school’s band with his mother’s support.

Chris mother didn’t permit to play electric guitar because at that time the society has a negative view of rock and roll music. Despite the disapproval, he learned himself and played electric guitar.

Career of Chris Perez

Chris Perez ran away from home to Los Angeles, California to build his career when he was seventeen.

Then Chris shared an apartment with his father. He started working in the library later he was asked by Tony Lares to join his cousin Shelly Lares’ band in 1986. The first step where his career begins. At that time, Shelly performed a mixture of traditional folk and country music both in Spanish and English languages.

Perez was receiving a positive response from the bands and his fans. Later He left the band and became a music director. Moreover, Chris Perez worked with many bands like; Selena y Los Dinos(1989-1195), Kumbia Kings (2003-2006) and KunbiaAll Starz(2006-2011) and so on.

He also worked for Different TV shows such as iMi Gente!My People!(1999), Selena ivive(2005) and Making of Selena: 10 years later(2007). Chris Perez released the first debut album, ‘Resurrection’ which he has won the Grammy Award for the Best Latin Rock.

In 2010, he released ‘Todo es Diferente’ with a new group with Puerto Rican singer Angel Ferrer. Later in March 2012, Chris Perez published a book “To Selena With Love” which portrayal their relationship and struggles.

In the interview, he said: “I thought it should be honest, with dignity. I knew there would be things that would make me feel uncomfortable nut I think I wrote the bbok with respect”.


Chris’s life is full of controversies.

In 1991, Chris was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding in San Antonio, Texas. Police had an altercation with his cousin and Perez came to cousin’s aid. After the fight the police let the friends go and handcuff Chris and his cousin.

Later, the police made the false case of a high-speed chase. At the end of the day, Perez was sent home without any charge. H told everything about the accident with his which built a strong trust with them. Some months later, Chris shared a room with two road crew member of Selena y Los Dinos.

The two-member got intoxicated and started wrestling in the hotel’s room in which Chris also joined. Later Chris decided to sleep at home instead of the hotel. Next morning, Chris along with two members were fired by Abraham Sr.

and also disallow Selena to meet him. Vanessa Villanueva Vanessa Villanueva

Chris’s first wife, Selena Quintanilla

Chris Perez was previously married to Selena Quintanilla. Chris and Selena got married on 2nd April in 1992. Selena’s father was against their relationship.

Unfortunately, their happy life ended with tragedy. Selena Quintanilla murdered by his employee named, Yolanda Saldivar on 31st March 1995. “When Selena died, I suppressed the memories, I boxed them away in order to cope.

When I decided to write the book, I opened the box put it all out. It was a beautiful process. It was a good thing to revisit and I can’t say I fell in love again because I never stopped loving her,” he said.

Vanessa Villanueva Net Worth

Vanessa Villanueva has played only two movies in Hollywood.

The complete data of Vanessa Villanueva is mostly not available. Vanessa Villanueva’s net worth is estimated around 100 million dollars. Her net worth is far less than her ex-husband Chris Perez.