Selena fans have come to appreciate Facebook posts from Chriz Pérez, 50, the late singer’s husband, who occasionally reminiscences about his relationship and time working with her. This past weekend he posted a fan photo of Selena on stage with him in the background writing, “Sometimes I come across some fan pics and it feels like this all happened a whole other lifetime ago…on a whole other planet.”
Pérez can be seen playing in the background as part of Selena y los Dinos and she’s wearing her trademark colorful attire with her signature enthusiasm while performing. He goes on to thank the fans for their continuous love for her that they pass on to younger generations: “You guys kick major a**,” he wrote. Selena fans are notoriously faithful and fervently love the Queen of Tejano and her music but there’s also plenty of love for her and Chris’s relationship, which is evident in one of the comments from the post.
Last year Pérez posted a photo of him and Selena commemorating her on the 23rd anniversary of Selena’s death and proclaiming his undying love for her. “Although we all have our trials and tribulations that we have to go through in this life…We MUST be thankful for the ones that we meet along the way…that made us realize…love is REAL…love is UNCONDITIONAL…love NEVER DIES. #MyCoco.”
Many assume he’s referring to the film Coco and how Selena is the equivalent of Miguel’s grandma Coco, both he and Miguel suffer great losses but remember the love. Though Pérez got married and has two kids and later divorced, it’s apparent from his posts that he’s still open about his love for his first wife. In 2012, he released To Selena, With Love providing a glimpse of their marriage and their struggles, including a rough patch where they discussed divorce. They ultimately made up and started discussing growing their family before her untimely death.
In the book he wrote, “I am grateful to Selena for teaching me the meaning of love… She showed me how to drop my guard and embrace life.”
His social media is sprinkled with mentions of her, including one where he shared two kids in costume as them and another where he talked about watching the HBO Special The Latin Explosion: A New America and feeling “muy excited” and proud seeing Selena was included.
Three years ago he also famously posted live reactions to the 1997 film Selena after watching it for the first time since the premiere. Though Selena’s memory lives on in so many ways beyond her music, including a collection with MAC as well as an upcoming series on Netflix, it’s memories shared by her family and Chris that resonate most with fans.