Chris Perez, the widower of the late Selena Quintanilla, recently shared a long-lost photo of the fallen Tejano Queen. The couple eloped in 1992 and were married for three years. The musician took to social media to reveal that his mother surprised him with an image of himself and Selena, one that he hadn’t seen before.
"I went to my mom’s house today, and she showed me a photo that I had never seen. I hope you enjoy it," he writes on Instagram.
In the newly released photo, Pérez and Quintanilla are seen standing in front of a fireplace, in a loving embrace. Selena is dressed in all black with flowing hair and hoop earrings while Perez, also dressed in black, dons a long-sleeved shirt, a baseball cap, and glasses.
The Latin pop-star was tragically murdered by Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, just days before her 24th birthday. The "Dreaming of You" songstress is still celebrated nearly 25 years after her passing.
Since Perez originally shared the post, the photo has amassed over 400,000 likes and 10,000 comments. The never-before-seen image comes shortly after Perez shared on social media last week that he and the Quintanilla family had "amicably resolved" their issues.
Perez and Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla were in a long-standing lawsuit over Perez violating a signed agreement. The note stated Quintanilla had the sole rights to Selena’s image and likeness following her tragic passing, as Perez planned to create a miniseries based on his memoir, To Selena With Love.
Good news! I have amicably resolved my legal dispute with the Quintanilla family. Now that these issues are behind us, going forward, my hope, and the hope of the Quintanilla family, is for us to work together to continue to honor and celebrate the legacy of Selena.— Chris Perez (@ChrisPerezNow) September 14, 2021
"Now that these issues are behind us, in the future, my hope and the hope of the Quintanilla family is that we work together to continue honoring and celebrating Selena’s legacy," he said on Twitter.
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