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Naija Music has served different content covering different celebrities, but we still have more coming. In this article, we take a look at the background, education, career, and general life of Chalino Sanchez’s wife, Marisela Vallejos Felix.
Summary of profile
- Full name: Marisela Vallejos Felix
- Gender: Female
- Year of birth: 1970
- Age: 50 as of 2021
- Place of birth: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
- Nationality: Mexican-American
- Ethnicity: Latinx
- Children: 2
Who is Marisela Vallejos Felix
Marisela Vallejo Felix is a name that rings a bell because it is associated with the late musician and songwriter Chalino Sanchez.
Chalino Sanchez was a popular singer in the late 1980s who passed away in 1992. He was married to Marisela Vallejo Felix.
Even after his death, Chalino Sanchez’s fans still kept growing, which means his legacy continued to live on even after his death. Marisela Felix was married to him for close to nine years before he passed away.
Marisela Vallejos Felix’s background and education
Marisela Vallejos Felix was born in 1970. The exact date of birth is not yet known.
However, we can tell that as of 2021, Marisela is about 50 years old. She is a Mexican-American and of Latinx ethnicity.
Marisela Vallejos was born in Mexicali, located in Northwest Mexico. However, she migrated to the United States, where she lived for most of her life.
She got American citizenship after over 30 years of living in the country. So far, the media doesn’t have information about her family and educational background.
Marisela Vallejos Felix career
Nothing is known about Marisela Vallejos’s professional life. Nothing is known about what she does for a living.
However, it is known that she has been getting royalties from her late husband’s music since after his death.
Chalino Sanchez’s music is still popular today despite dying nearly three decades ago.
Who is Chalino Sanchez, Marisela Vallejos Felix husband?
Chalino Sanchez was born with the name Rosalino Sanchez Felix. He was born on 30 August 1960.
He was a Mexican and grew up to become a singer and a songwriter. His area of musical specialty was regional Mexican and Corrido genres.
Chalino Sanchez was the youngest out of seven children. Life was tough for him while growing up. His sister, Juana, referred to him as a naughty child who always wanted to be a singer.
At the age of 17, it was alleged that he shot a rich man who raped his sister when she was 15 years. He crossed the United States border as an undocumented migrant worker the same year.
Sanchez went to live with his aunt in Inglewood, California. He did different types of jobs to meet ends. He did jobs like selling cars, washing dishes, and even dealing drugs to make ends meet.
Later he helped his elder brother, Armando to run an immigrant-smuggling operation.
His brother was shot and killed in 1984, leaving Sanchez hurt but inspired to compose his first ballad or corrido.
Shortly after his brother’s death, Chalino Sanchez was arrested. While in prison, Sanchez composed songs for his fellow inmates. He received monetary gifts and gifts in other forms.
A small group among the inmates advised that he use a particular studio in Los Angeles.
Sanchez later recorded his first cassette made up of 15 songs in 1989. He later made Pedro Rivera, who had a small recording studio called Cintas Acuario in California.
Together, both of them went into music production, and they made it.
Marisela Vallejos Felix marriage to Chalino Sanchez
Marisela Vallejos and her husband, Chalino Sanchez first met through Sanchez’s cousin Juana and Rosalba Sanchez when Chalino was working in LA.
Shortly after that, Vallejos and Sanchez started seeing each other. They dated for a while before they went ahead to tie the knot.
Marisela Vallejos Felix and Chalino Sanchez got married in 1984. Family and friends attended the event.
At the point of marriage, Marisela was already pregnant for their first child, who they called Adan. After the birth of Adan, another child followed through. They called her Cynthia Sanchez.
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Marisela Vallejos and Sanchez enjoyed their union. It is said that they had a happy marriage.
However, the cold arms of death had cut short their beautiful marriage. After nine years of marriage, Sanchez kicked the bucket in 1992.
Their son, Adan Sanchez, took his father’s path. He grew up to become a Mexican singer and specialized in the same genre as his father-regional Mexican and corrido.
But, unfortunately, he died at the age of 19. Initially, it was believed that he died from a road accident on his way to a concert in Tuxpan, but it was later discovered that he was shot.
Marisela Vallejos Felix life now
Marisela Vallejos Felix stuck with living a quiet private life after her husband’s death. Nobody has heard from her again since 2004 when she lost her son.
She must have been traumatized by losing both her husband and her son.
However, in 2018, Marisela was featured in the news as she officially became a US citizen after 30 years of waiting.
Speaking about her new citizenship, Marisela Felix said;
“They asked me to have my taxes in order to verify my stay in the country because I was entering and leaving because of my mother’s illness. I had to show how many times I had been in and out and for how long. I felt liberated, and I feel like now I can express myself”.
Marisela Vallejos Felix’s net worth
Even though her career is not known, Marisela has an estimated net worth of $3.2 million.
It is believed that her net worth comes from the royalties she received from the music of both her son and her husband.