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Selena Quintanilla’s widowed husband Chris Perez reminisces about her and comments on Netflix series

Selena Quintanilla’s legacy as the ‘Queen of Tejano music’ has endured since her untimely death in 1995.

And the Grammy winner’s life is the subject of a new drama series on Netflix, which dropped Friday.

Her widowed husband Chris Pérez recently reminisced about the Latin music icon, as he commented on Selena: The Series, starring Christian Serratos in the titular role.

Art imitating life: Selena Quintanilla’s widowed husband Chris Pérez recently reminisced about the Latin music icon, as he commented on Netflix’s Selena: The Series, starring Christian Serratos in the titular role

Binge immediately: The late Grammy winner's life is the subject of a new drama series on Netflix, which dropped Friday

Binge immediately: The late Grammy winner’s life is the subject of a new drama series on Netflix, which dropped Friday

His thoughts: Chris shared the poster for the new series and wrote his opinion in the caption

His thoughts: Chris shared the poster for the new series and wrote his opinion in the caption

The 51-year-old wrote on Instagram: ‘Alright so, here is my take on this. I loved her music even before I joined the band. I was intrigued by the fact that her brother [AB Quintanilla] had his name on everything as producer. Keyboard player Ricky Vela was my hero as far as musicianship goes. 

‘Her dad [Abraham Quintanilla Jr] ran some amazing sound when I went to see them at an event in San Antonio. I learned so much by taking on their guitar player Roger Garcia’s parts and doing my best to stretch it even further. 

‘They had a girl drummer that laid it DOWN (Suzette really is a bada**). Joe [Ojeda] and Pete [Astudillo] brought the “extra” and added a whole other dimension PLUS Pete wrote amazing lyrics….and they sounded HEAVY.’ 

He appeared to give his seal of approval, concluding: ‘I will forever respect the band and the people involved in it. I hope you guys enjoy this series.’ 

Music icon: The 51-year-old wrote on Instagram: 'Alright so, here is my take on this. I loved her music even before I joined the band'

Music icon: The 51-year-old wrote on Instagram: ‘Alright so, here is my take on this. I loved her music even before I joined the band’

Seal of approval: He appeared to give his seal of approval, concluding: 'I will forever respect the band and the people involved in it. I hope you guys enjoy this series'

Seal of approval: He appeared to give his seal of approval, concluding: ‘I will forever respect the band and the people involved in it. I hope you guys enjoy this series’

In the dark: Pérez commented on Posey's casting back in April, writing on Instagram: 'For the record, never met him, haven't seen the script, and I have NO idea what is going on.....but, I'd love to find out'

In the dark: Pérez commented on Posey’s casting back in April, writing on Instagram: ‘For the record, never met him, haven’t seen the script, and I have NO idea what is going on…..but, I’d love to find out’

Pérez joined their band Selena y Los Dinos as lead guitarist in 1989, quickly sparking a secret romance with the young lead singer, against her father’s wishes.

After Abraham kicked him out of the band, Pérez and Selena secretly eloped in April of 1992, and her father soon came around, welcoming him into the family and back into the band. 

The San Antonio-born guitarist was married to Selena for almost three years, until she was shot to death by friend and employee Yolanda Saldívar in March of 1995.

He is portrayed by Jesse Posey in the Neftlix limited series, which was produced by Abraham and Suzette, charting Selena’s childhood and subsequent rise to fame.

Young love: Pérez joined their band Selena y Los Dinos as lead guitarist in 1989, quickly sparking a secret romance with the young lead singer, against her father's wishes

Young love: Pérez joined their band Selena y Los Dinos as lead guitarist in 1989, quickly sparking a secret romance with the young lead singer, against her father’s wishes

Gone too soon: After Abraham kicked him out of the band, Pérez and Selena secretly eloped in April of 1992, and they were married until she was shot to death by friend and employee Yolanda Saldívar in March of 1995

Gone too soon: After Abraham kicked him out of the band, Pérez and Selena secretly eloped in April of 1992, and they were married until she was shot to death by friend and employee Yolanda Saldívar in March of 1995

Pérez commented on Posey’s casting back in April, writing on Instagram: ‘For the record, never met him, haven’t seen the script, and I have NO idea what is going on…..but, I’d love to find out.’ 

He recently told Austin 360 of the new show: ‘I’m not trying to not be a part of anything… At the end of the day, we all have our perspective on certain things and how things happened.

‘I’ve put out everything I wanted to put out already. There’s not much more I want to say, and that’s the God-honest truth.’

The former Kumbia Kings member attempted to produce his own series in 2016, based on his memoir about their relationship To Selena, With Love, but was sued by Abraham over the rights, and the lawsuit was dismissed last year.

Life rights: Pérez attempted to produce his own series in 2016, based on his memoir about their relationship To Selena, With Love, but was sued by Abraham over the rights, and the lawsuit was dismissed last year (pictured in November, 2017)

Life rights: Pérez attempted to produce his own series in 2016, based on his memoir about their relationship To Selena, With Love, but was sued by Abraham over the rights, and the lawsuit was dismissed last year (pictured in November, 2017)




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