Vanessa Villanueva -Bio, Family, Net Worth

Who is Vanessa Villanueva?

Vanessa Villanueva is an American actress, businesswoman, and model. However, she is famously known for being the ex-wife of American guitarist/author Chris Perez. Additionally, she shares a son and a daughter with him.

Furthermore, Vanessa Villanueva has been married to Henry Soliz since 2018. She is also the owner of a spa company known as V’s Day Spa. Currently, she lives in Portland, Texas, the United States, with her family.

Vanessa Villanueva Biography
Vanessa Villanueva Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameVanessa Villanueva
Also Known AsVanessa 
Age 52 years old
BirthplaceCorpo Christi, Texas, USA
Currently residingPortland, Texas, USA
EducationBachelor’s from the University of California
Height5 feet 6 inches (1.73 m)
Weight55 kg (121 lbs)
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse Name Chris Pérez (Ex-Husband) 
Henry Soliz (Husband)
ChildrenCassie Pérez (Daughter)
Noah Pérez (Son)
Profession Business Owner, Actress, Model

Early life and Childhood

In 1971, Vanessa Villanueva was born in Corpo Christi, Texas, United States. Her parents were from Mexico. However, they moved to the United States for a better life.

Furthermore, she graduated from the University of California, located in Los Angeles.

Romantic Affairs and Relationship

Chris Pérez (Ex-Husband)

On August 14, 1969, Christopher Gilbert Pérez was born in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. He is an author, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is also the ex-husband of famous American singer Selena Quintanilla and businesswoman Vanessa Villanueva.

Chris Pérez with Selena Quintanilla
Chris Pérez with Selena Quintanilla

Among his many professions, he is widely known for being the band’s guitarist Selena y Los Dinos. The band was formed in 1981 by Selena and her father. And in April 1992, Chris and Selena got married.

Unfortunately, a nurse named Yolanda Saldívar shot Selena in March 1995. She was only twenty-three at the time. Moreover, this news deviated Chris, and he later admitted that he still feels the pain of her loss.

Furthermore, Chris and Selena were married from 1992 to 1995. And after six years of her death, Chris got back to having a romantic relationship. Therefore, in 2001, he married actress Vanessa.

Moreover, Chris and Vanessa had already welcomed their first child, Cassie, in 1998. And again, in 2005, the couple welcomed their son, Noah Perez. Unfortunately, after seven years of marriage, Chris and Vanessa decided to get divorced. 

Apart from his music career, he is also the author of To Selena, with Love, a memoir. He is also the one who formed the Chris Perez Band. Moreover, the band won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for their first album called Resurrection.

Henry Soliz (Husband)

Henry Soliz is the second husband of Vanessa Villanueva. They began dating in 2012 and then got married in 2018.

Vanessa Villanueva with her husband, Henry Soliz
Vanessa Villanueva with her husband, Henry Soliz.


Cassie Pérez (Daughter)

Cassie Perez is the first child of Chris Pérez and Vanessa. She was born on December 23, 1998, in San Antonio. 

Furthermore, she was born way before her parents got married. 

Cassie attended Del Mar College, located in Corpus Christi. After that, she began to work as a medical aesthetician at Massage Envy. 

Additionally, she also owns a small business called Ethereal Beauty. 

Noah Pérez (Son)

Noah Perez is the only son of Chris Pérez and Vanessa Villanueva. He was born on April 5, 2005. 

Furthermore, like his father, Noah is also interested in music and often takes piano lessons.

Chris and Vanessa with their kids
Chris Perez and Vanessa Villanueva with their kids, Cassie Pérez and Noah Perez


In 2012, Vanessa’s ex-husband, Chris Pérez, released a memoir called ‘ To Selena with Love. He also decided to make a miniseries based on that memoir. 

However, Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, didn’t like the idea of Chris’s decision. Therefore, he sued Chris and two companies trying to work on the miniseries. 

But the lawyers hired by Chris Perez fought back, stating their right to freedom of speech. All these allegations went back and forth between Selena’s family and Chris.

However, on September 21, 2021, Chris tweeted an update on the dispute between him and the Quintanilla family. He informed his fan that he and the Quintanilla family resolved the argument. He also added that they would be working on a project together in the future.

Here is the entire life story of Selena Quintanilla and her family.


As for her career, Vanessa is the CEO of a spa company called V’s Day Spa. Before this, she used to be a model and an actress.

Vanessa Villanueva Net Worth

As of 2022, Vanessa Villanueva’s net worth is $100K. Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Chris Perez’s net worth is also $1 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Vanessa Villanueva have an Instagram account?

Unfortunately, no, Vanessa doesn’t have an Instagram account.

How old is Vanessa Villanueva?

Vanessa Villanueva is 52 years old.

Did Vanessa Villanueva like Selena Quintanilla Perez?

Vanessa Villanueva didn’t know Selena Quintanilla.

Why did Chris Perez and Vanessa Villanueva divorce?

Chris and Vanessa divorced when they realized they weren’t happy together anymore.

What does Vanessa Villanueva do for a living?

Vanessa is the proud owner of V’s Day Spa.

Does Chris Perez’s son Noah have Down syndrome?

No, Noah doesn’t have down syndrome.

Where is Chris Perez’s Ex-wife Vanessa Villanueva?

Vanessa is in the united states with her family.

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