Jacqui, Chiqui & Brother Juan: Jenni Rivera’s Children - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Jacqui, Chiqui & Brother Juan: Jenni Rivera’s Children

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When singer Jenni Rivera died suddenly in a plane crash last year, it shocked everyone including her family. They had been shooting the reality show "I Love Jenni" when it happened. One uncomfortable question that had to be answered: would it be right to finish shooting the third season? They went on with the show and this third season will be the last...with the finale airing Sunday night. Two of Jenni's daughters, Chiquis and Jacqie along with her brother Juan talked to Steve and Maria about the whole experience. When asked about their late mother, the family admits it's still raw. "There's moments of shock...there's days you can breath freely and there's day you feel like you're being tied down" says Jenni's late brother Juan.

Her daughter agrees: "I kinda psych myself out and say that she's still on tour...and as the months come by you realize she's not coming back...it's a very ugly feeling. There's times I text her and obviously the phone is disconnected now but I'll text her..."

Despite her death, the family felt like they had to complete the season for the late singer...and that's why they need to also end it. "This is the end of I Love Jenni...it's not I Love Jenni without my mom."

Juan also says Jenni left a legacy that's unique to who his sister was. "It was okay for her to be her and for her to accept herself...she wasn't your typical superstar...very strong willed, very strong character, very independent and the hispanic community, the women, accepted her as her flag of that strong independent woman."

Fun Facts About: "I Love Jenni"

  • The series documents the personal and professional lives of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera and those close to her.
  • The first two seasons revolve around Jenni's family and their personal lives in Encino, Los Angeles, and Jenni's life as a recording artist. Johnny Lopez, Jenni's son, announced on Twitter and Facebook that a third season began production on November 7th, 2012.
  • Lopez later announced on December 9, 2012, that it will feature footage of Rivera in the month prior to her death and the family will continue filming the rest of the third season which will encompass them as they move on from her passing.
  • Rivera's children Chiquis, Jacqui, Michael, Jenicka and Johnny, will be featured, as well as her sister, Rosie. The third and final season is scheduled to debut on April 14, 2013.

(Source: Wikipedia)

The third season and series finale of "I Love Jenni" airs Sunday night at 9:00pm on Mun 2.

You can follow Juan on Twitter: @juanriveramusic, @Mun2

Jacqui on Instagram: jmelina217

Facebook: mun2


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