Who is Vanessa Villanueva? Vanessa Villanueva is an American actress, model, and social media influencer. Her divorce news from her ex-husband once again brought the limelight back on her. Vanessa is also a successful businesswoman who also looks after her two children. She has worked in a couple of movies and TV shows. Her initial entry into Showbiz happened when her ex-husband introduced her to the industry. She used to work in Mexican movies and shows later she landed in the USA for a bigger role in Hollywood.
The couple later divorced which led to some controversial theories about the relationship she had. People on the internet bashed Vanessa Villanueva and accused her of using her ex-husband to climb the staircase of success. The other half of the people are supportive of her decision. In the blog you will be informed about her life, bio, and current relationship status. We would also debunk the rumors regarding her divorce from her ex-husband.
Who is Vanessa Villanueva?
Vanessa Villanueva was born on 8 August 1973 in Puebla, Mexico. The actress is currently 50 years of age. Since childhood, she always dreamt of becoming a supermodel. She did contest in local pageants but was unable to find a spot there. Her major breakthrough was being offered a lead role in “Amor Maldito”. She then later worked in other Mexican movies as well, few of which include “Tratante de Blancas” and “Las Amantes del Narco II”. Her movies were a hit in the Spanish and Mexican-speaking communities.
Later she ended up in some roles in Hollywood TV shows such as “Forgotten Memories”. She was also featured in a Hollywood movie “Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns”. Her show was doing average while her movie failed miserably.
After this, she shifted her career and diverted her money into running a business. After going unnoticed for several years her marriage with ex-husband Chris Pérez brought media attention to her.
Vanessa Villanueva’s husband Chris Perez
The word Chris Perez is self-explanatory. Christopher Gilbert Pérez was born in San Antonio Texas and was a lead guitarist in the “Selena y Los Dinos” band. His father Gilbert Pérez was a computer scientist while his mother Carmen Medina was a homemaker. With the support from his mother, Chris first performed in Tejano music which is a musical traditional folk gathering of the Mexicans. The area where Chris was born, shares a border with Mexico therefore he is an American citizen of Mexican descent. He can fluently speak and sing in English, Mexican, and Spanish.
Chris Perez married twice
Prior to marrying Vanessa Villanueva, Chris Perez was married to “Selena Quintanilla-Pérez” who was the lead Tejano singer in their “Selena y Los Dinos” band. She was also from Texas but was murdered in 1995. Selena and Chris were married on 3 January 1992 in Texas. Three years later she was shot by Yolanda Saldívar who was her friend and family nurse. Selena had also made her the manager of “Selena Etc. boutiques”. On investigation, it was found that Yolanda killed Selena over a minor spat where her father alleged her for stealing money. The argument escalated resulting in Yolanda killing Selena. There is also a movie and a Netflix show based on Selena Perez.
WB produced a movie named “Selena” in the year 1997 which Jennifer Lopez portrayed her role. In December 2020, Netflix premiered a web series “Selena: The Series” based on her life.
After Selena’s tragic loss, Chris Perez married Venessa Villanueva in the year 2001 in Texas. John Garza was the first one who introduced Vanessa to Chris Perez. They began dating in 1988 and Chris was able to forget Selena gradually. The couple has two children as an outcome of the marriage, a boy named Noah and a girl Cassie. The couple finally parted ways after hostility and some tensions in the relationship in 2008.
Why did Vanessa Villanueva divorce her husband Chris Perez?
To debunk all the rumors regarding Vanessa Villanueva and her divorce from her husband Chris Perez there is no infidelity involved from either party. Their divorce was only filed after a series of consultations and considerations. Vanessa Villanueva wanted to be in the relationship but it was Chris Perez’s actions that raised questions. Even after so many years have passed, Chris Perez is still unable to forget Selena Quintanilla’s memories and is in regular touch with her family despite being the father of two children.