Where is Selena's sister Suzette Quintanilla now? Here's why her son reminds her of Selena every day
Suzette Quintanilla was not just Selena's sister and drummer, but also her best friend. In 'Selena: The Series', we see the deep bond that the sisters shared based on their love of music, laughter and just fun.
Clearly devastated by her sister's death, Suzette gave up her drumming career in 1995 and has since focused solely on keeping Selena's legacy alive. It is quite an empire that Suzette is responsible for. She is the CEO and president of Q Productions, the family's music production company that signs Tejano groups such as Los Tres Reyes and Jennifer Peña. Suzette also takes care of the Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas which has memorabilia from Selena's career, including her original outfits and her beloved red Porsche. Besides this, she also handles licensing for ventures like the best-selling Selena MAC Cosmetics Collection.
On keeping her sister's legacy alive, in an interview to Refinery 29 she said, "When Selena passed away ... 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."
The ultimate goal, however, is a simple one and one that any family can identify with. Suzette says, "the most important thing ever to my family is that she's not forgotten." But besides the museum and the tributes and even the Selena series, there is one constant reminder of Selena in Suzette's life. Suzette's son Jovan with husband Bill Arriaga bears quite a striking resemblance to his famous aunt. Jovan, who was born in 1998, never got to meet his aunt, but they both seem to have the same dazzling smile.
'Selena: The Series' shows Suzette falling in love with Bill Arriaga and it's a love story that has definitely stood the test of time. Suzette and Bill married in 1993, and are still together today.
Suzette has also served as an exceutive producer on 'Selena: The Series' and was beyond thrilled with how the first installment of the series was received. Talking about the second installment of the series which will hit Netflix on May 4, Suzette in an interview to ET online says, "this is coming into the part where Selena and Chris [Perez] elope and they get married. That's part of our life, that's part of the history of our family."
Suzette says that the family was committed to covering even the difficult parts of their lives in the series. She goes onto add that Part 2 of the series will cover the whole spectrum, "It's just a little bit of everything. It makes you feel happy and you know, there's some sad moments and then there's some moments that personally I don't want to revisit. It brings up some really weird feelings inside. So, it's just a little bit of everything, to be honest with you."
To find out more about Suzette and Selena's relationship you can catch Part Two of 'Selena: The Series' on Netflix on May 4.