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'Selena: The Series' Episode 8 'Gold Rush': Who is Bill Arriaga? Meet Suzette Quintanilla's husband and son

While Suzette hasn't publicly spoken of him in interviews, she often shares his pictures on her Instagram profile
Bill Arriaga (Netflix)
Bill Arriaga (Netflix)

Spoilers for ‘Selena: The Series’ Episode 8 ‘Gold Rush’

One thing ‘Selena: The Series’ does beautifully is to orchestrate the lives of all members of the Quintanilla family. In Episode 8 ‘Gold Rush’, Suzette (Noemi Gonzalez) meets someone new. When she goes to Bill Arriaga's house, there is some awkwardness, and sparks fly. After Bill heads inside, Rod tells Suzette, “He's not married.” She giggles, “So, shut up!” When he asks if there's anything else she would like to know, Suzette asks, “Is he always so good to his family?”

So, who really is Bill? What is his relationship with Suzette? The two met and their friendship soon blossomed into love. In 1993, she married her longtime boyfriend and the couple is blessed with a son named Jovan Arriaga. While she hasn't publicly spoken of him in interviews, she often shares his pictures on her Instagram profile.

Bill Arriaga, Suzette Quintanilla, and Jovan Arriaga (Getty Images)

After Selena's tragic death, Suzette retired from her own music career and is now the CEO/President of Q-Productions, the family’s music production company. Along with her father, she helps streamline the work primarily with Tejano bands. Also the manager of Selena’s museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, she said, “When Selena passed away, one of the three things she was working on was her clothing line, a makeup line, and a perfume line. I promised myself that by the time I leave this world, I will accomplish what she started; what she held dear to her heart.” 

Recently, Suzette and the family wanted to host a tribute concert on May 9, 2020, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. In a news release, the sister spoke of Selena — “Over the past 25 years, her influence and relevance has only grown through the generations.” However, it was canceled due to the coronavirus crisis.

Bill Arriaga and Suzette Quintanilla (Getty Images)

Talking about her relationship with her sister, Suzette told PopSugar, “That was our most time spent together. We spent more time in the bus than we did at home,” Suzette said. “Late nights after the gigs, she would wipe off her makeup, she would eat something, and then she would come and crawl in our bunk, and we would just talk. About her makeup line, her dreams, her being a mother, her being married to Chris — just about life, what families and what sisters normally do. That for me was my special moment.”

‘Selena: The Series’ starts streaming all nine new episodes on Netflix this December 4, 2020.