Vanessa Villanueva Biography

Vanessa Villanueva is the ex-wife of a famous musician and guitarist Chris Perez. Perez is also known for marrying the frontwoman of the Tejano Band Selena y Los Dinos, Selena Quintanilla, on April 2, 1992. He and Selena were husband and wife but the story did not have a happy end because Selena was murdered. Chris Perez later met Vanessa Villanueva and decided to remarry.

On the other hand, Vanessa is not famous for anything else except being the wife of Chris Perez. They started off really well but this was the second marriage that did not go well for Chris. This time it was Vanessa who demanded a divorce and their loving marriage fell apart in the end. They tried to keep it together for the sake of their kids, but even that was not enough for them to continue living together.


Vanessa Villanueva Net Worth 2019 and Salary

Vanessa recently managed to find work in Hollywood and contributed to the making of two films. For example, her IMDB record states that she helped in the making of “Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns” (2011) and also had a small part in “Forgotten Memories” (2015). This all came after her divorce from Chris Perez.

Furthermore, this means that Vanessa is trying to branch out and cleverly use her popularity. She wants to make cash from other talents. Her net worth has certainly risen but cannot be compared to Chris’s, even though there were some rumors that she got a “nice” divorce settlement. Vanessa Villanueva’s net worth is around $100,000. That is if we can believe the rumors are true.

Vanessa Villanueva Partner and Family


Vanessa Villanueva is a former wife of a famous guitarist Chris Perez. If we include both the marriage and their dating, they were together a total of 10 years. Consequently, they could not continue their marriage and it was Vanessa who decided to file for divorce.

Vanessa and Chris started dating in 1998. Everything was going according to their plans. In fact, the couple got engaged and Chris finally married Vanessa in 2006. However, something went wrong during the first two years of their marriage. It looked like Chris had problems associated with alcohol and drug abuse, which led to a behavior pattern unacceptable for someone who wants to be a parent. Consequently, the couple filed for divorce in 2008.

Vanessa and Chris have two children together, a son Noah, and daughter Cassie Pérez.

Before Vanessa, Chris Perez was married to Selena Quintanilla while they were both a part of the same group. Unfortunately, their marriage was cut short due to Selena’s murder. Selena’s life was cut short in 1995 when the president of her fan club Yolanda Saldivar lured Selena to a motel room and shot her in the back. Saldivar said she accidentally shot Selena while attempting suicide. Nevertheless, she was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Furthermore, the day that Selena died was named Selena day in Texas, by the Governor of Texas George W. Bush.

Chris Perez and his first wife Selena.

Vanessa Villanueva Age. How Old is She?

Vanessa Villanueva is younger than her former husband Chris Perez. She is in her late 30s now while Chris is almost 50 (49, to be precise). But this was not a problem for them getting together and having a great relationship, at least while it lasted. Unfortunately, there is no information about Vanessa’s family and siblings. We only know that she grew up somewhere in Texas.

Height and Weight


Vanessa Villanueva and Chris Perez

Since Vanessa Villanueva’s divorce from Chris Perez, she has not been heard so much. She has started doing other things but has not really been public about any of that. Consequently, it is very hard to find out any information about her including her Instagram or Facebook data. Her body measurements are one of the things she does not want to go public.

Is Vanessa Villanueva a Lesbian?

There is no evidence to support the claim that Vanessa Villanueva could be a lesbian. In fact, she is a devoted Catholic and that practically does not allow her to have gay relationships. She grew up in a patriarchal family and has always had an interest in men. Thus, you can be sure that Vanessa Villanueva’s sexuality is straight.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Vanessa Villanueva is American by birth, although her family is originally from Mexico. Her parents actually emigrated from Mexico to the United States where they had Vanessa. Thus, being born in America, Vanessa got American citizenship while her ethnic background is Mexican-American.


Vanessa Villanueva NRDC

Because there are many famous women named Vanessa Villanueva people often mistake Chris’s Vanessa for Vanessa Villanueva which works for NRDC. That acronym stands for Natural Resources Defense Council. The sole purpose of this organization is to protect the Earth (in its entirety – plants, animals, humans, and natural systems).

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Net Worth:,$100000
Hair Color:,Black
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Married to:,No
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,2 (Cassie and Noah)
Birth Sign:,N/A

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