Who is Jovan Arriaga?
Jovan Arriaga was born in Corpus Christi, Texas USA, on 5 March 1998 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s perhaps only known for being the son of Suzette Quintanilla, a popular American musician, businesswoman and TV personality.
Early life and education
Jovan was raised in the USA as an only child, by his mother and his father Bill Arriaga, who prefers to stay away from the media’s attention, thus nothing about him is known. Jovan’s parents married in 1993, and according to rumors circulating the internet, Suzette wanted to have another child, but she and Bill eventually agreed not to.
Jovan attended a local high school in Corpus Christi, and during his four years there, was mostly interested in sports, and played for the school’s baseball team.
He was also interested in various other activities, as he was a member of the school’s drama club, played the guitar, and did gymnastics. Upon matriculating in 2016, Jovan enrolled at college, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2020.
Jovan hasn’t shared any details of his career with the public, and it’s believed that he’s currently unemployed.
Love life and relationships
Jovan’s quite open when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with the public, and it’s widely known that he’s today in a relationship with the American girl Mallory Smith.
Both have uploaded numerous pictures featuring themselves together onto their Instagram accounts.
Mallory prefers to stay away from the media’s attention, but is still quite active on Instagram, and has revealed that she’s today an elementary school teacher.
There are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Jovan has cheated on Mallory with several girls, and that they nearly split when she found out, but none of this has been confirmed.
As of September 2021, Jovan’s in a relationship with Mallory Smith, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jovan’s main hobby is working out, and he has five to six training sessions at the gym every week. He likes to show off his muscular body, which is perhaps why summer is his favorite season.
Jovan enjoys watching sports on TV, and prefers baseball over all others; he has also watched several games live at the park.
He’s a huge lover of animals, and has apparently volunteered many times at a local animal shelter.
Jovan’s into travelling, and has been to several US states.
He likes to drink alcohol, and his favorite is Irish whiskey.
Jovan enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of his favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Jovan is 23 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 156lbs (71kgs).
His independent wealth is unknown, but as of September 2021, his mother’s net worth has been estimated at over $3.5 million.
Who is his mother Suzette Arriaga?
Suzette Arriaga (nee Quintanilla) was born in Lake Jackson, Texas USA, on 29 June 1967 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s perhaps known best for having been the sister of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, who was murdered by her boutiques’ manager on 31 March 1995.
Suzette was raised in Lake Jackson alongside her sister Selena and brother A. B. Quintanilla, by their father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. who was a musician, and their mother Marcella who was a singer and dancer; her father was a member of the band ‘Los Dinos’ in the ‘70s. After Abraham opened his Tex-Mex restaurant Papa Gayo’s, he got his children to play music at it, as a way to attract more customers.
Suzette was on the drums, Selena sang, and their brother played the bass guitar. The family declared bankruptcy in the ‘80s, and their restaurant had to be closed; they then moved to Corpus Christi, and started playing in the streets to make a living.
After Abraham noticed that Selena was loved by people, he created the band Selena y Los Dinos, comprising all his three children; they travelled around the state in an old bus, performing at various venues, most often in the streets. It took the band only several months to gain recognition, and they were signed to Freddie Records, through which Selena y Los Dinos released their debut album “Mis Primeras Grabaciones” in 1984.
They went on to release another album, entitled “Munequito De Trapo”, followed by three others: “And the Winner Is…”, “Preciosa” and “Dulce Amor”. In 1988, Selena launched her solo career, while also still occasionally performing with Suzette and their brother.
Following Selena’s murder, the band disbanded, and her father founded the company Q-Productions, Inc., which he’s today running together with Suzette, who is also managing Selena Museum located in Corpus Christi.
In the 1997 biographical musical movie “Selena”, Suzette is played by both Victoria Elena (as young Suzette) and Jackie Guerra as the adult Suzette.
The film was written and directed by Gregory Nava, starred Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos and Jon Seda, and follows the life and death of Selena; it proved very popular, and won eight of the 14 awards for which it was nominated. There’s also the 2020 Netflix biographical musical series “Selena: The Series”, in which Suzette is portrayed by Daniela Estrada and Noemi Gonzalez, and which also follows Selena’s life; it has been nominated for 10 awards.
How did Jovan’s aunt Selena Quintanilla die?
A woman named Yolanda Saldivar wanted to start a Selena fan club, and was allowed to do so by Selena’s father Abraham. The family loved Yolanda so much, that they eventually promoted her to manage Selena’s boutiques in 1994, and a year later Yolanda became her registered agent.
By the end of 1994, the boutiques were doing poorly, and it was then noticed by Abraham that Yolanda was stealing money from the family.
When confronted, she denied the accusations, and claimed to have had proof of her innocence, which she failed to provide. She and Selena then agreed to meet at Yolanda’s motel room at Days Inn, so that Yolanda could give her bank statements which would prove that she wasn’t stealing from the family, however, Yolanda instead pulled a gun from her purse, and shot Selena, who was dead by the time she arrived at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital.
On 23 October 1995, Yolanda was sentenced to spend her life behind bars.