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After giving up drumming in 1995, Suzette focused her attention instead on preserving her sister's legacy. Now 53, she's the CEO and president of Q Productions, overseeing the Quintanilla family's record company, the management of the Selena Museum in their native Corpus Christi, Texas, and coordination of licensing for ventures like the best-selling Selena MAC Cosmetics collection. The company has also put on various Selena tribute concerts over the years, including one that was scheduled for May 2020, almost exactly 25 years after Selena's death, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In episode eight of Selena: The Series, a twentysomething Suzette, played by Noemi Gonzalez, is shown being instantly smitten with Bill Arriaga, played by Christian Escobar. That wasn't just onscreen chemistry: Suzette and Bill went on to marry in 1993, and are still together today. They have one son, Jovan, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Selena, according to his proud mom. (Source: www.marieclaire.com)
By all accounts, she is over the moon about the Netflix show that she helped create. In the days ahead of its premiere, she shared a photo on Instagram of a billboard advertising the show in Corpus Christi, writing, "This series is not the movie, it's more. It's all about our life and the grind to get there when it seemed unattainable." (Source: www.marieclaire.com)
Selena y Los Dinos (English: Selena and the Guys) was an American Tejano band formed in 1981 by Tejano singer Selena and her father Abraham Quintanilla, until the murder of Selena in 1995, and the subsequent dissolution of the band in the same year. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
As depicted in Selena: The Series, Suzette was the lone holdout in the Quintanilla family when it came to becoming a musician. While A.B. embraced the bass and Selena's voice led the group, Suzette had to be persuaded to learn the drums. "Dad was taken aback by how good her voice was," Suzette told Texas Monthly in 2010 of Selena's raw talent. "He was already teaching A.B. how to play the bass, so I got drafted to be the drummer, which was a constant fight with me, because I couldn’t stand it. Girl drummers were not exactly cool back then." (Source: www.elle.com)
Another plot point in the first season of Selena is her forbidden romance with Selena y Los Dinos guitarist Chris Pérez (Jesse Posey). In real life and on the show, Abraham forbade any members of the group from dating each other; if he found out about Selena and Chris, the guitarist would be fired. In real life, Suzette says she knew about the couple's relationship long before Abraham found out. "They kept things quiet for a long time," she told Texas Monthly. "When I started having my suspicions, I told them, 'I'm not involved, and if Dad asks me, I'm going to say I don't know anything."