Selena: The Series arrived on Netflix on December 4th but just who are Selena Quintanilla’s parents and where are they now?
Since it was first announced in late 2018, Selena: The Series’ arrival on Netflix has been hotly anticipated.
The biographical drama details the life of the Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, her rise to fame and eventually, her tragic death.
The series begins by detailing Selena’s early life and how she originally got involved in music but just who are Selena Quintanilla’s parents and where are they now?
Selena: The Series on Netflix
Selena: The Series makes its long-awaited debut on Netflix on December 4th, 2020.
The series, which stars Christian Serratos as the titular singer, details the life and struggles of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.
From her childhood and rise to fame and eventually to her tragic death, Selena: The Series promises to be essential viewing.
Who are Selena Quintanilla’s parents?
- Selena Quintanilla’s parents are Abraham and Marcella Quintanilla.
Abraham Quintanilla Jr is a Mexican American former musician who was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.
In October 1961, Abraham was drafted into the military and was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington and while away on duty, he met Marcella Samora, a Mexican American woman who also had Cherokee ancestry.
In June 1963, the pair married and later that year, Abraham was discharged from the military and Marcella gave birth to their first child, Abraham “A.B.” Quintanilla III.
The new family settled in Corpus Christi and in 1967, welcomed their second child, Suzette.
In the early 1970s, the Quintanilla family moved to Lake Jackson in Texas and in 1971, Marcella gave birth to Selena.
Where are they now?
Both Abraham, who is now 81, and Marcella Quintanilla are both alive as of 2020.
Since the tragic murder of their 23-year-old daughter in 1995, Abraham and Marcella have worked to keep their daughter’s legacy alive and the pair helped to set up The Selena Foundation, which helps children in crisis.
In 1997, Abraham served as the executive producer on the film Selena which starred Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role and the pair have also given their blessing to Netflix’s TV series on their daughter.
In November 2017, Selena Quintanilla’s family, including her parents, were present when the late singer was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Selena: The Series is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on December 4th, 2020.