Jenni Rivera's children: How they will cope with their mother's sudden death
It's been only a few days since Mexican singer, Jenni Rivera's death, but while her fans are mourning, the ones suffering the hardest are her 5 children. Rivera was known as La Diva de la Banda, but her most important role was being a mother to Janney "Chiquis" Marin, Jaqueline Marin, Michael Marin, Jenicka Lopez, and Johnny Angel Lopez. Her children were important to Jenni and were her support during the hard times and good times as well.
Despite her huge fame, as a mother she always knew to love her kids no matter how difficult things could get or how public their scandals were.
I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a parent especially at an age when they still need their mother's guidance (even in though they're in their 20s, I know that's still an age when we need our mamás tons!). There is no love like a mother's love and these kids have been vocal about losing her--even still holding out hope that she'll be found alive.
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Before Jenni passed, she had built an empire with her music, reality TV shows, perfume line, clothing line, and syndicated radio show--and the list continues. She was even on the verge of crossover stardom, having just signed a sitcom deal with ABC. Now it's her kids' turn to gain control of the name she had made for herself and her family. So how might each child contribute to the Jenni Rivera empire?
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Janney "Chiquis" Marin
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.