Selena Quintanilla’s widower, Chris Perez, took to social media to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by posting a photo of their marriage license.
“It’s hard to believe that today marks 25 years since Selena and I decided that the only way to be together…was to run away and get married (at 20 and 22 years old) in secret,” Perez captioned the post earlier this week. “What a rollercoaster ride THAT day was.”
As depicted in the 1997 biographical film Selena, the couple secretly eloped after a few months of dating. Selena and Chris had been happily married for 3 years when the Texas-born Tejano singer was murdered by her fan club president in 1995. Since her death, the musician has kept their love alive with the release of his book “To Selena, With Love, and the use of his official Facebook page to post about Selena.
Perez watched the biopic for the first time earlier this year since its release. He shared his entire experience on Facebook, adding his own commentary to the film and revealing some real-life insider information on Selena. Although he wasn’t able to make it to the end of the movie, he did take a moment to praise Jennifer Lopez, who played the late singer, on a job well done. “Jen did a great f****** job. Super proud,” he posted.