Janney "Chiquis" Marin 1
Janney, aka "Chiquis", is the eldest daughter of the Rivera clan. The 27-year-old has been in the spotlight for her close relationship with Jenni and established her name on the reality TV shows her mom has starred in and produced (most recently, she made her solo reality show debut when she starred in the Jenni Rivera-produced Chiquis in Control). As the eldest of the Rivera kids, by nature, she is both a sister and mother to her siblings. She eventually joined the family business. Currently she continues to grow in the world of fashion, even becoming involved with her mother’s charity which supports women who have gone through domestic and sexual abuse. Chiquis was definitely being groomed by her mom to take over the empire (despite their disagreements recently), so I can see her taking on the reins of the empire.
Jacqueline Marin Rivera 2
Next up is Jacqui, who also got into the reality TV circuit: Her wedding was aired in November on the TV special, Jenni Rivera Presents: La Boda de mi Hija ( My Daughter’s Wedding). Jenni shared an emotional speech on Jacqui’s wedding day and explained the meaning behind her name: She had been expecting her during her first abusive marriage and knew she wanted to leave for the well-being of Chiquis and Jacqui. She chose Jaqueline because it means strong woman and it’s exactly what she wanted her daughter to be. Jacqui even made Jenni a grandmother for the first time after the birth of her daughter Jayla, who is now 3 years old. She may be the best right hand to help her sister Chiquis help the Rivera empire take the U.S. by storm.
Michael Marin Rivera 3
The middle child of the clan, 21-year-old Michael hasn’t always made the best headlines. As the first boy of the family, he probably had a lot to put up with having two older sisters. In December 2010, he embarrassingly made the media buzz with news that he was arrested for having had sex with a minor. Since then, he cleaned up his act and made Jenni a grandmother for a second time after the birth of his daughter, Luna Amiral Marin Ibarra. Who knows, maybe one day Luna will help out the ladies with the family business as well.
Johnny Lopez Rivera 5
The youngest of the 5 siblings, Johnny has probably been taking the news of his mother’s death the hardest. The 11-year-old has taken to Twitter to express his sadness and anger towards the media. He and Jenicka had remained hopeful that their mom was still alive. With the tenacity and strength Jenni has raised her kids with, there’s no doubt that they’ll each assume a role in helping to keep the family business alive. Their mom built it from the ground up and it’s up to them to maintain her empire and her legacy.