“The grace with which she dealt with the enterprise, the grace with which she dealt with her life, the humor,” Lopez recalled to Billboard across the twentieth anniversary of Selena’s loss of life. “Her spirit of loving what she did. Her sense of household. That is the tragedy of all the things that occurred and why she left such an imprint—as a result of she was gone means too quickly.”
Lopez’s third husband, Marc Anthony, really knew Selena effectively.
“We have been associates and colleagues, we began our careers on the similar time,” he recalled to reporters in Miami 2015, per Pulso Pop. “We have been each born right here [in the U.S.]. At first we struggled with our Spanish and have been studying to talk it collectively.”
Anthony added, “I had an unimaginable love for her. I feel that Selena shines due to the best way she managed her life, her expertise, her profession. The way in which she represented us…It is vital that individuals maintain remembering her as that determine. Lots of doorways opened the best way she achieved to open them out there the place a U.S. citizen could make a dwelling singing in Spanish and conventional music from their nation. Till this present day we nonetheless really feel the affect. You recognize? That is why for me it is an honor to say that I thought-about her a pal.”