Jenni Rivera and Chiquis: A timeline of their rocky relationship
Jenni Rivera's tragic death has left fans around the world shocked and saddened--not only because she was a music legend and a favorite reality TV star, but also because she leaves behind five children. But though the singer had a close relationship with all of her kids, by far the most tumultous--and therefore, most publicized--was that of her and her eldest child, Chiquis.
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Though the two were going through some difficult times before Rivera's sudden passing, it's clear that the mom always had the best intentions for her daughter--even helping her become a celebrity in her own right. In fact, just a few months ago, Rivera tweeted out a picture of her daughter in the newspaper with the caption: "Say what you want to say...my proudest accomplishment has been to get my kids ahead in life all on my own. Chiquis is the first...ahead, my daughter!"
Here's a look back at the more of the ups and downs of their relationship. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chiquis and the entire Rivera family.
Pregnancy, Marriage & Birth
Rivera became pregnant with her first of five children, Janney “Chiquis” Marin Rivera, at the age of 15 when she was still in high school. In 1984, she married Chiquis’ father, Jose Trinidad Marin and in 1985, she gave birth to Chiquis, beginning a lifelong struggle of balancing marriage, motherhood, and a professional career