Chiquis kicked off the show by talking about Jenni Rivera. 1
Chiquis was the main narrator of this first episode and less than five minutes into it, she made me cry as she remembered her mother's death in December 2012.
Equally sad, was Johnny's face when Chiquis explained they had to sell Jenni's home. 2
Chiquis called a family meeting to announce that she was listing Jenni Rivera's house in Encino, California, for sale. She explained that she didn't want to keep taking money from the trust fund her mom left for her siblings to maintain the 10,000 square foot home. The house was sold in June to Nick Lachey.
Jacqie's last days of her pregnancy were hilarious. 3
I never took Jacqie--Jenni Rivera's second daughter--as a comedian, but she made me laugh so hard with her efforts to deliver baby Jordan, even before her due date arrived. She danced, walked, ate special food and even had a wild conversation with husband Mike Campos and her younger sister Jenicka about how sex could help.
Chiquis was clearly sad talking about the Esteban Loaiza scandal. 5
It seems like it's a wound that won't heal. Chiquis has written and talked about the last two months of her mom's life to exhaustion. You would think that she could talk about it without crying by now, but her pain seems as raw as the first day.
We were also sad when Jenicka told Chiquis she wanted to move out. 6
The youngest of the Rivera daughters decided that she wanted to be independent and explore life on her own. You can see Chiquis' reaction. She was not happy, but accepted her little sister's decision. Chiquis raised her while Jenni was working, so it was very hard for her.
The boob scene was CRAZY! 7
Heart-wrenching one minute and crazy the next! That's how I would describe The Riveras. If you want to learn how to make a cast of your body, the siblings teach you how, including how to get the boobs to "look perky," as Chiquis said.
The time Jenicka eased her sister's fears. 8
Chiquis' biggest fear was that Jenicka was going to repeat Jacqie's mistakes when she moved out. "She came back with tattoos, piercings and a baby in her uterus," she said.
It seems to me that Jenicka has the best form of pregnancy prevention of them all. Jacqie gave her a very graphic and funny description of her vagina during the last days of the pregnancy.
She saw Jacqie's delivery from first row in the delivery room. "I don't want to have any children," Jenicka said to Chiquis.
Jacqie's focal point was this photo of her mom. 9
It was so moving and sad to see the photo of Jenni with wings, like an angel watching over her girl and her first grandson.