Suzette Quintanilla is a Mexican-American drummer. Quintanilla is Selena’s sister and the drummer for Selena y Los Dinos. She became interested in music as a child. She began performing with the band ‘Los Dinos.’ She began singing with her siblings as a teenager when their father built his first Tex-Mex restaurant. She also worked as a producer. Suzette Quintanilla ended her musical career when her sister die and this was a tragic incident that shook her life completely.
Suzette Quintanilla has a great struggle, both emotionally as well professionally. But the struggle had made her stronger and she emerged out as a shining star. So, here we shall take you through Suzette Quintanilla’s early life, how she emerged as a star, and her net worth.
Suzette Quintanilla Early Life
Suzette Quintanilla is an American musician who played the drums and percussion and sang backup vocals for the family band ‘Selena y Los Dinos’, in which her late sister, Selena, generally regarded as ‘the Queen of Tejano music,’ performed until her death on March 31, 1995. Following her sister’s death, she put a stop to her musical career as a drummer. She presently works for her father’s Latin entertainment firm, Q-Productions, Inc., and oversees the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.
In terms of her personal life, she is married to her long-term lover Bill Arriaga. They married in 1993 and have one son, Jovan, who is now 22 years old. Suzette Quintanilla is married to Bill Arriaga, with whom she had a long-term relationship prior to their marriage in 1993. Jovan, the couple’s son, will be 23 in March 2021. Suzette says her son Jovan’s grin reminds her of her late sister Selena.
Suzette Quintanilla’s Journey As A Star
Suzette Quintanilla and her siblings got the love of music from their father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., who was a member of the band ‘Los Dinos.’ Suzette Quintanilla, then a teenager, began singing with her siblings in 1980, when her father built his first Tex-Mex restaurant, Papa Gayo’s, in Lake Jackson, Texas. She played the drums, while her brother, Abraham III, played the bass guitar and her sister, Selena, sang. However, due to a recession-induced by the 1980s oil glut, the restaurant was forced to close the following year, and the family filed bankruptcy. They were ousted from their house and relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas, where they began playing on street corners, weddings, quinceaneras, and fairs in order to support their family financially.
Suzette is nowadays in the limelight as the second season of Netflix’s biographical drama series Selena: The Series premieres. Early episodes of the show included Suzette’s wedding ceremony and married life. Yolanda Saldivar, Selena’s killer, was recognized as a bridesmaid during the wedding.
Suzette Quintanilla Heartbreaking Moment
Suzette Quintanilla had one of the lowest moments of her life when her sister Selena died. Selena appointed Yolanda Sardivar, an American former nurse, as head of her fan club in 1990. Yolanda also became the manager of Selena’s shops in early 1994, and before the end of the year, she was promoted to her registered agent.
Not long after this, the boutiques began losing money, and the number of employees fell; after finding that none of the previous employees liked Yolanda, believed she was a horrible person. He encouraged Selena to be cautious with her. After launching a legal inquiry, it was discovered that Yolanda had stolen more than $30,000 by forging checks. Nevertheless, when challenged, she denied all allegations.
Selena and Yolanda decided to meet at a motel in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995, so that Yolanda could deliver her financial documents. These documents would show her innocence; instead, she pulled a revolver from her handbag and shot Selena, who was dead by the time she arrived at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital. This was the tragic death of her sister Selena.
Suzette Quintanilla Net Worth
Suzette Quintanilla: President and CEO of Q Productions is a Latin music production company founded by her father two years before Selena’s death. In addition to the store, the company operates the Selena Museum in Texas. Selena merchandise is available in the store. Suzette Quintanilla has a net worth of $3 million as an actress, producer, and musician.