By Jovanny Venegas Follow @JovannyVenegas
Earlier today Univision aired a special on the Queen of Tejano Selena titled ‘Amor Prohibido’ or ‘Forbidden Love.’
The show interviewed Selena’s husband Chris Perez, Selena’s murderer Yolanda Saldivar, and Dr. Ricardo Martinez who claims he had an affair with the singer.
After the airing Chris Perez was not happy with the TV special whatsoever and expressed his sentiment on Facebook with “Enjoying a (somewhat) peaceful night at home. Thanks for having my back guys. I’m not going to comment on the show that was aired. I just wanna keep the vibe in here positive. BUT, if you want to see some real interviews..tune into OWN tv (Oprah’s network)…she’s interviewing Rihanna and then Jay-Z!”
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The special talked with Selena’s killer Yolanda Saldivar who continues changing her story on why she shot Selena in the back on March 31, 1995 in room 158 at the Day’s Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas.
During the interview Yolanda told another version of the murder and also talked about Selena’s alleged affair with Dr. Martinez. Saldivar stated that she was “not happy” with the alleged “affair with Dr. Martinez” and says “I did not approve of the relationship.”
Yolanda continued with “I regret helping her with the affair….He was giving her everything that she yearned for… the moon and the stars, the support of a man, and also being there for her as a father figure… especially since he was 53-years-old and she was only 23-years-old… That’s a 30 year difference!”
Martinez who was also married during the alleged affair with Selena says “he was willing to leave his practice and everything else for Selena.”
Martinez believes.. if Selena were alive today “the two would be together.” Martinez stated that “Selena was ready to make an important decisions in her life and if things went the way they had planned the two would be together.”
The plastic surgeon talked about his love and said “Selena was very intelligent…. I fell in love with her charisma, her beauty…. Our relationship was pure and full of love.”
Regarding Selena’s murder Martinez said he believes that Yolanda Saldivar was threatening Selena to reveal her alleged “affair with Dr. Martinez to Selena’s father Abraham, and the press.” And that was the main reason that Selena went to room 158 to meet Yolanda.
During the interview Yolanda says that on the day of the shooting the two were arguing and said that “I did not want to be involved anymore in the love triangle between Chris and the Dr. Martinez.” Yolanda says she told Selena that Selena’s father “Abraham would never let their friendship continue.” She then states that “Selena was crying and hugging her” because she did not want her friendship to end. Yolanda says that she asked Selena if she wanted her to kill herself. She then placed the gun to her own head which made the gun went off and shot Selena in the back. Yolanda claims the shooting was an accident.
Chris Perez was also in the TV special and was asked about the alleged affair with Martinez. Chris responded “many rumors have been told… Yolanda was the one who started the rumors of the affair.” Chris also stated that he did “not believe that Selena was having an affair.” He also said that Martinez was a friend of a friend who was helping the couple expand Selena’s boutique in Mexico.
About the rumors Chris said”it bothers me more that someone would do that. It is what it is… I know the truth.”
The reporter asked Chris if he would ever want to talk to Yolanda and he responded with “Never, for what she’s already done all the damage that she could. What could I tell her? It amazes me that someone would believe anything that she says.”
At the end of the interview Chris says that if “Selena were alive today the two would still be married with numerous kids.” The reporter asked Chris if he has fallen in love with anyone else the way that he loved Selena. He responded with “truthfully no, I haven’t loved anyone like I loved Selena, she showed me so much regarding love, that I haven’t felt that for anyone else.”
Regarding the interview Chris made it clear that he never participated in the special and posted “And for the record, I never did an interview for that show. It was an interview where I was promoting the book. Then, at the end, they dropped the stupid questions on me. And of course, that’s all they’re gonna show. I’m sure they were hoping for a crazy reaction from me…which they didn’t get.”
On a personal note I highly doubt this affair actually existed. During many interviews Selena made it very clear that the love of her life was Chris Perez. When Selena’s father wanted to keep her marriage a secret, Selena objected and proudly talked about her marriage. Prior to her death Selena and Chris had bought many acres of land to start building their new home to start a family. As for Yolanda Saldivar as Chris Perez’s says who can believe anything that comes out that woman’s mouth? She shot her in the back and called her a “b*tch” as she ran after her. She embezzled over $20,000 dollars from the singer. So in reality the woman is a known liar.
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