The late Selena Quintanilla and her husband, Chris Perez, were the epitome of relationship goals in the early ’90s. The two, who eloped on April 2, 1992, met while working together as members of the music group Los Dinos in Corpus Christi, Texas.
“It’s one of those bittersweet things but it’s amazing that she’s still in people’s minds,” Perez told ET’s Deidre Behar during Selena’s Walk of Fame ceremony last year.
Perez, who remarried in 2001 but separated from his wife in 2008, described the first words that came to mind when he met Selena.
Following her untimely death, Selena has become a cultural icon.
Throughout the years, Perez says music has helped him cope with Selena’s loss.
Last year ET caught up with Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, who revealed he feels the “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” singer is still alive.
“Because you get involved with all her things and doing things for her every day that sometimes I forget that she’s not with us anymore. So in a sort of way, it’s hard to explain, in my mind, she’s alive.”