Newlywed Bride Chiquis Rivera Remembers Her Late Mom Jenni Rivera on La Diva de la Banda's 50th Birthday
Today, Mexican singer Jenni Rivera would have turned 50 years old. Her newlywed daughter Chiquis Rivera—who wished her mom could have walked her down the aisle—remembers the iconic Diva de la Banda with an emotional Instagram post.
Newlywed bride Chiquis Rivera wished her mom, the late Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, could have walked her down the aisle this past weekend when she married her soulmate Lorenzo Méndez. Even though the late Diva de la Banda—who died in a tragic plane crash in Mexico in 2012—wasn’t physically by her side, she was present in spirit, the Rivera family assures, at the church in Pasadena, California, where her daughter said “I do” on Saturday. The family even placed a photo of Jenni Rivera—along with flowers, a mantilla the “Mariposa de barrio” singer wore, and her high heels—in a sacred place near the altar.
Hours after her wedding, Chiquis Rivera shared an emotional post on Instagram celebrating her mom on what would have been her 50th birthday on July 2. Chiquis posted a sweet postcard and a photo with Jenni years ago with the words, “And just like that, you continue to surprise me, and bless my life some way, somehow. Momma, happy 50th birthday! There’s no denying it, you’re the hottest 50-year-old woman I’ve seen! Today I celebrate YOU, your life, your legacy and the imprint you left on this Earth.”
The newlywed’s heartfelt message to her mother also celebrated all that Jenni Rivera taught her. “Thank you for all you continue to do…even though they can’t see you, I do. I see you in my siblings…in the sunrise, when the sun sets…but more than anything I feel you in those quiet moments when no one is around and I’m alone with my thoughts trying to figure out my life, you’re there to remind me of the woman you raised me to be…and that I should not fear. So I don’t! And I won’t, because I have you and everything you taught me.”