Trino Marín (José Trinidad Marín)- First husband of Jenni Rivera

Who is Trino Marín?

Trino Marín, aka José Trinidad Marín, is the ex-husband of late vocalist and entertainer Jenni Rivera.

Trino married Jenni when she was just fifteen. Their marriage lasted for only eight years. Jenni divorced him as he was accused and found guilty of sexually and physically abusing her younger sister.

He has a criminal record and has been arrested multiple times.

To learn about the past life, controversy, and facts about Trino Marín, continue reading the article.

Jose Trinidad Marin bio, relationships, career and net worth

Quick facts

Full nameJosé Trinidad Marín
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1964
Age59 years old
Sun signAquarius
TraitsPositive: Visionary, intelligent, and original
Negative: Cold, condescending, and unpredictable
BirthplaceCalifornia, USA
Currently residingCalifornia, USA
ParentsNo information
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsNo information
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseJenni Rivera (1984-1992)
ChildrenChiquis Rivera (daughter)
Jacquelin Melina Marín (daughter)
Michael Marín (son)
EducationHigh School
ProfessionRetired Administrator Manager at American-Mexico restaurant
Net worthUSD 2 million
Social mediaNone
Eye colorDark Brown
Weight64kg approx
HobbyTraveling & listening to Music

Early life

Jose Trinidad Marin
José Trinidad Marín Biography

Trino Marín was born in California, USA, on February 15, 1964. His full name is José Trinidad Marín.

Trino is an Aquarius. An Aquarius man is visionary, intelligent, and original; however, he can cold, condescending, and unpredictable.

Trino is 6 feet and 1 inch. He has dark brown eyes with blonde hair. 

José married singer Jenni Rivera in 1984 and has three children with her.

Trino Marín’s ex-wife is highly known for her work within the Regional Mexican music genre, specifically in the styles of Banda, Mariachi, and Norteno. 

Also, read about the youngest daughter of Jenni Rivera, Jenicka Priscilla Lopez.


Jenni Rivera met Trino when she was 15. The couple tied the know in 1984. He was 20 years old.

They met in a high school where Jenni was studying.

Their relationship lasted till 1992. After Jenni learned about Trino’s physical and sexual abuse of her younger sister and elder daughter, the Marin couple divorced.

Jenni Rivera (wife)

Ex-wife Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera ex-wife of Jose Trino Marin

On July 2, 1969, Jenni Rivera was born in Long Beach, California, to Rosa Saavedra and Pedro Rivera.

Jenni is one of the most successful Banda, Mariachi, and Norteño. She completed her education at Long Beach City College. Additionally, she has a degree in business administration.  

Before establishing herself as a musician, she worked in real estate. 

Jenni Rivera was an inspiration to many. She achieved a lot of fame in a short period in the male-dominated music industry.

Jenni has had three marriages- José Trinidad Marín (1984-1992), Juan López (1997-2003)​, and Esteban Loaiza (2010).

On December 9, 2012, Jenni died in a plane crash, including seven passengers. She was only 42 years old.

The New York Times, CNN, Billboard, and Fox News have called her an important figure and a top-selling female artist in regional Mexican music.

Jenni has published her book, was awarded many times, and is considered prominent for regional Mexican music even after her death.

She impressed her fans with her incredible talent and voice, which is why she is highly missed and loved to this date. Jenni Rivera is alive in people’s hearts forever.


In 1985, Trino had his first child, Chiquis. The couple had only been married a year. They had two more children: Jacqueline (born in 1989) and Michael (born in 1991).


Trino Marín at court for hearings
Trino Marín at court for hearings

Trino Marín did not have a stable job when he started his career. He was struggling for years to have the perfect life he wanted. Unlike her wife, he is an ordinary man and works like one.

He worked in several places to make ends meet when he first met Jenni. However, since he got married early, he now has to work for three people because his wife was pregnant before she got married.

So he started looking for everything he could do and finally got a restaurant manager job.

This job gave him freedom and relief to decently support himself and his family.

He wanted Jenni to stay home and look after the house and the kids, but Jenni didn’t.


In 1997, Jenni Rivera’s younger sister, Rosie, accused Trino of sexually molesting her and the elder daughter, Chiquis.

Physical examination proved that even Jacqie was his victim. He was arrested on charges of child molestation and proven to be a pedophile.

In 2006, The court sentenced Trino to more than 31 years without parole.

net worth

José Trinidad, a businessman apart from a celebrity spouse, has accumulated a good amount of money. He is assumed to be having USD 2 million of net worth.

His business career is his main source of all this money. However, what is all about money when there is dirt in your personality? Trino Marín will always be a rapist who sexually assaulted his daughters and emotionally abused his wife.

Social media

José Trinidad Marín doesn’t seem to have social media, which is obvious given that he is spending his life in jail.


What song did Jenni Rivera dedicate to Trino Marín?

According to online sources, Paloma Negra was Jenni’s song for Marin. It was hours before her death.

What happened to Trino Marín?

Trino was found guilty of molesting Jacquie, and his sister-in-law, Rosie, for sexual assault and rape. He was sentenced to 31 years without parole for sexual assault and rape in 2007.

Is Trino Marín still in jail?

The court sentenced him to jail for 31 years in 2007 without a chance for parole.
He is still in jail and will be released only after 2038.

However, there were rumors that he had come out of jail for his good deeds in 2018, but no one confirmed it, and the news was not clear enough. His lawyer even denied it.

Does Chiquis Rivera talk to her dad?

Yes, Chiquis and Trino Marin are still having conversations.

The singer was seen sharing an emotional video on her YouTube channel where José called her on her wedding day straight from jail.

She shared that her father, José, is trying to have a meaningful conversation with his daughter, who will be a beautiful bride, while he is still in jail serving for his bad deeds.

Chiquis even shared the call with her younger sister saying, “Hi, Dad, I have your little girl here.” We guess they talked emotionally because her younger sister Jacquelin was happy yet nervous enough to hear from her dad.

He even advised that marriages are hard but to give your best to make them stay. She even requested her father to send them prayers, and everyone listened while José asked God to bless her daughter and her marriage for a lifetime and wish her all the happiness in the world.

The younger girl of Jenni, even met her dad in 2017 and shared pictures of them on Instagram. She thinks he should be given one more chance for everything he did and should not be hated the way he is.

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