Chris Perez, the widower of the late Selena Quintanilla, has never been afraid to share their memories as a couple. The musician released a book titled To Selena, With Love in 2012 and this past April, he post their marriage license on Instagram in celebration of what would have been their 25th wedding anniversary. Now, he’s sharing a funny moment he had with the Tejano singer in which he woke her from a deep sleep to listen to his favorite band’s new single:
“Just heard this song again tonight from one of my favorite bands #Extreme…and I had a memory…late night in our Los Angeles hotel room @the Bel’age on the Sunset Strip…Selena was craaaaaashed out, and I was still up in bed watching some super late night tv show (as usual, LOL!),” he wrote. “My absolute FAVORITE band at the time was #EXTREME…and I hear the host say, “we’ll be right back with Extreme!” What do you think I did? Damn right…I started waking her up (which was a super NO NO) and saying, “WAKE UP! Extreme is coming on, and they’re playing their new single!” She woke up, stayed up with me, and we JAMMED this song while we watched the LIVE performance for the first time together on tv.”
Perez also shared the video of the Extreme performance they watched that night.
Facebook fans were delighted by the story and many thanked him for sharing it. “Thank you for sharing Chris. I just love hearing your stories with Selena. It’s weird, but I feel like I know you guys without even meeting you,” wrote one user.
Quintanilla and Perez eloped after a few months of dating and had been married for three years when the Texas-born singer was murdered by her fan club president in 1995.