“I still get the feeling a lot of times that Selena is around, that I can pick up the phone and call her, or that I’m going to be able to see her in a couple of days. That she’s off doing something, taking care of business. But, then I always come back to reality. I can’t even describe how upset I get, because I honestly would have taken the bullet, If I would have been there I don’t think this would have happened. I would have done something. She would still be here, and if she wouldn’t be here, then neither would I.” - Chris Perez
“Once everybody else was gone, I felt, okay, the show was over. “It’s just me and you now,” I whispered to my wife.
I stood there crying and looking at her for a minute. Then I gave Selena a kiss on the forehead and stroked her hand. She looked so comfortable and peaceful lying there in the coffin that I just wanted to get in there with her and lie down beside her, put my arm around her, close the top, and say, “Let’s Go.”
After a few minutes, though, I got the ring out of my pocket and put it on Selena’s wedding ring finger. Then I got down on my knees right there and said a prayer, the tears still streaming down my face, and said my last good-bye.” - Chris Perez (To Selena, With Love)
Selena on the cover of People Magazine, & her special People Tribute issue (April 1995)She is one of three celebrities (Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana are the other two) to have the entire magazine dedicated to them. The success of it (the 1st and the 2nd run sold out in two weeks) is also one of the big reasons they decided to launch People en Español,in 1996.