Who Is Cassie Pérez, Chris Pérez’s Daughter With Vanessa Villanueva?

If you describe Cassie Pérez as a budding singer, an entrepreneur, and a public figure, then you won’t be wrong. This vivacious young lady is a talented vocalist and has performed publicly. She has also created her own beauty company known as Ethereal Beauty. Cassie Pérez also enjoys celebrity status, thanks to being the only daughter of Grammy-winning singer, Chris Pérez, who was famously involved in a turbulent but passionate romance with the late Tejano music star, Selena Quintanilla. Their marriage lasted until Selena’s unfortunate demise and he found the courage to move on with his career. He is also thriving on the home front and has a very close relationship with his children, including daughter, Cassie, whom he frequently lavishes praises on via social media.

Profile Summary of Cassie Perez

  • Full name: Cassie Gabrielle Pérez
  • Date of birth: 23rd of December 1998
  • Age: 22 years
  • Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Mexican-American
  • Father: Chris Pérez
  • Mother: Vanessa Villanueva
  • Siblings: Noah Pérez
  • Occupation: aesthetician, entrepreneur, and singer

Cassie Pérez’s Father is Grammy-winning Singer, Chris Pérez

Cassie Pérez is 22 years old, born on the 23rd of December 1998 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her background is a mix of Mexican-American. Cassie is doing wonderful exploits on her own but she still owes a huge portion of her popularity to her family background, especially her father – Chris Pérez. The senior Pérez grew up with a love for music in Texas and mastered the guitar at an early age. He dreamt of becoming a rock star and played in a few local bands. He later hit it big time after he was hired as a lead guitarist for the band of wave-making singer, Selena Quintanilla, in 1989.

While playing together, Chris and Selena also commenced a romantic relationship. This drew the ire of her relatives and threatened to scuttle their musical activities. They however weathered the storm and were looking forward to many years of loving and jamming together. This dream was sadly cut short when Selena was murdered by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, in 1995. Selena’s death sent Chris Pérez spiraling and it took him a long time to recover. He later dusted himself up and in 1998, rejigged his own music career. Chris Pérez has variously played with bands such as the Chris Pérez Project, the Chris Pérez Band, the Kumbia Kings, and the Kumbia All Starz. He has several albums to his name, including the 1999 album, Resurrection, which won his band the Grammy Award for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album.

Her Mother is an Entrepreneur, Hairstylist, and Actress Named Vanessa Villanueva

Cassie Pérez also boasts of another accomplished parent in the person of her mom, Vanessa Villanueva. Villanueva originally hails from Mexico and was born in 1971. She later immigrated to the U.S. and grew up there, attending the University of California at Los Angeles. Villanueva is now an accomplished hairstylist, as well as a businesswoman. She previously ran Salon Pure in the Rancho Santa Margarita area of California. In June 2016, she established the Hair Lab in the Lake Forest area.

Hair Lab specializes in eyelash, hair styling, and spa services and has received good reviews on platforms such as Yelp. Cassie Pérez’s mom has also tried her hands at the movie business. She was a member of the camera crew for the 2011 fantasy musical, Memphis Rising: Elvis Returns. She also appeared in one episode of the TV series, Forgotten Memories, in 2015.

Her Parents Were Married For Seven Years Before Their Divorce in 2007

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A young Cassie with her mom and dad Image Source

Cassie Pérez’s parents first met each other in 1997. At that time, Chris Pérez was still reeling from the death of his beloved Selena but was finally starting to move on with his life. He made attempts to set up his own band and it was in this process that one of his bandmates, named John Garza, introduced him to Vanessa. This was in 1997 and they hit it off immediately. Their relationship grew from strength to strength and they welcomed Cassie, in 1999. They then went on to formally tie the knot in 2001. The entire family made their home in Texas and Cassie’s dad continued making waves with his resuscitated music career.

Her mom also carried on her businesses and by 2005, they welcomed her younger brother named Noah. With improved finances and a new addition, Cassie Pérez and the rest of her family enjoyed some happy times. Her parents later had issues and they split. Her mom reportedly tried to reconcile with her dad on several occasions but this did not work out. They then went their separate ways in 2007. Cassie was eight years old at the time of the divorce.

Cassie Pérez is an Aesthetician and Runs Her Own Beauty Company

Divorce can take a toll on the children caught in the middle but luckily for Cassie Pérez, her parents mastered the act of co-parenting. They avoided any needless mudslinging but rather dedicated themselves to providing a seamless childhood for their offspring. She thus grew up with the assurance of her parents’ love and this helped her to thrive in her high school studies. She later went the extra mile and studied to become an aesthetician. An aesthetician is someone who specializes in giving skin care treatments to clients, as well as other body treatments such as massages, waxing, manicures, and pedicures, etc.

By earning a living as an aesthetician, Cassie Pérez has emulated her mom, Vanessa, who is into the beauty business. She has further exhibited her mom’s entrepreneurial spirit by setting up her own beauty company known as Ethereal Beauty. The company is in its infant stages yet and a lot of specific details are yet to come out. Their vision is however clear and this is to promote a spiritual and heavenly brand of beauty.

She is a Skilled Guitarist and is Also Talented Vocally

Cassie Pérez also inherited some of her father’s musical genes. She is talented vocally and has also mastered the guitar. As such, it is possible that she could pursue a career as a singer someday. Before that happens though, she is happy to play for the listening pleasure of friends. She also joined her dad to perform on stage at an event in February 2021. Before then, her father doubted that she would be able to do it. She however turned out to be a badass and he took to Instagram to shower encomiums on her. He also stated that he was looking forward to more collaborations in the future.

Beyond music, Cassie Pérez is naturally close to her dad and he often posts about her on social media. He has shared cute throwback photos of her. He also never forgets to give her a shout-out on her birthday, as well as other days such as national daughter’s day. The Grammy winner has also posted photos of himself dog sitting for his daughter. He also proudly informed the world when she got her first car and with her own money as well.

Cassie Pérez Has a Younger Brother Named Noah Pérez

Asides from her parents, another beloved family member of Cassie’s is her younger brother, Noah Pérez. Noah was born on the 5th of April 2005 which makes him six years younger than Cassie. He suffers from Down syndrome and the entire family goes the extra mile to tell him how much they love him. Cassie regularly posts pictures of her hangouts with Noah and has described him as her prince.

Their dad has also been similarly effusive. He has described Noah as the sweetest person he knows and stated that he is honored and amazed by his greatness. All this outpouring of love means that Noah is thriving. He is learning how to play the drums and it is his father’s dream that both of them and Cassie would one day record a song together.

The Aesthetician is Presently Dating Fellow Texas Native, Mark Munoz

Cassie Pérez is presently dating a fellow Texas native named Mark Munoz. Munoz studied at the Gregory-Portland High School in Texas from 2015 to 2018. During that period, he was a member of the school football team. Cassie Pérez and Mark Munoz commenced their romance in 2017 and are going strong. Cassie regularly posts cute couple photos and videos of them together online. She also never forgets to send Munoz a shout-out on his birthday. She has variously described him as the love of her life. She has also described him as her best boyfriend, brother, and friend.

Though their journey/relationship has not been perfect but rather wild, Cassie and Munoz are satisfied with what they have going on. They regularly hang out and also make sure to take Cassie’s younger brother, Noah, with them occasionally.

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