Chris Perez is one of the renowned guitarist, songwriter, and author from the United States. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. Moreover, he is the winner of Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for his debut album Resurrection.
He has been married twice in his life. He married his longtime girlfriend Selena, a frontwoman of Selena Los Dinos band.
Chris Perez was born as the son of father Gilbert Perez and mother Carmen Medina on August 14, 1969, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. His father was a computer programmer. He was brought up by his single mother after his father separated from his mother when he was four years old. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
He was interested in playing the guitar from his childhood. Some of his most favorite artists were the Scorpions, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Chris started learning guitar from an early age and began his career with Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. He was selected by A.B. Quintanilla, who was the bassist of the band at the time. After that, he made a contract with this band. Later, he became the lead guitarist for this band and began delivering his amazing guitar skills in the band.
However, he left this band after his band member Yolanda Saldívar murdered his girlfriend/wife as well as band member Selena on March 31, 1995.
After a couple of years, Chris Perez formed a new band called Perez Band signing with Hollywood Records label. After forming this band, he released his first album, Resurrection, which won hearts of millions and also received a Grammy Award under the category of Best Latin Rock Album.
Following this, the band released their second album called Una Noche Mas. Likewise, he has released numerous hit albums and songs including Ven Conmigo, Entre a Mi Mundo, Selena Live!, Dreaming of You, Amor Prohibido, Hoy Es Kumbia All Starz, Ayer Fue Kumbia Kings, Planeta Kumbia, and La Vida De Un Genio.
As a talented and popular singer and musician, Chris Perez earns a handsome amount of money from his professional career. He has his own band which is also a source of his income.
His sales of albums also pay him a lot of money. As per some online sources, his net worth in 2018 is estimated to be around $1.2 million. However, he has not revealed his current salary.
Chris Perez has been married twice in his life. His first relationship was with girlfriend Selena, a band member of Selena y Los Dinos. The couple tied the knot in 1992. However, the couple was unable to continue their married life for a long time as Selena got killed by her own friend.
Later, he began dating his new girlfriend Venessa Villanueva. The couple met each other in 1998. He married Venessa in 2001 after dating her for a couple of years. The couple is blessed with two babies together, a son Noah and a daughter Cassie. Despite their beautiful relationship, the couple split up in 2008. Besides, he has not been reported of any past affairs and relationships.