Who is Jenni Rivera’s Ex-husband, José Trinidad Marín?

José Trinidad Marín

Jose Trinidad Marin aka Trino Marin was not famous only due to being late singer Jenni Rivera’s husband but he is also famous due to the most extreme sexual abuse scandals of all time. When Jenni and Jose were married it was found that he was sexually abusing his own daughters and his sister-in-law. Later, everything was opened up and he ended up in jail for 31 years what he truly deserves.

But many fans of Jenni and those who are familiar with this incident may be interested to know if this guy is still in jail or is he dead and many things related to him. So, in this article, we will learn everything about this guy as far as we know.

Who is Jose Trinidad Marin?

Jose Trinidad Marin was born on February 15, 1964, this guy was born in Mexico. He was unknown to the media and world before getting married to American singer Jenni Rivera. Everything was looking fine and Jenni was also keeping her relationship very secret from the world so, there was no news or rumors about this couple at the time.

Being born in Mexico this guy’s ethnicity is Mexican and his nationality is American-Mexican. He spent most of his childhood in Mexico and later his whole family moved to the United States in the dream of pursuing a better life and the American dream.

His past life is almost unknown to us and there is no information like where did he stay what did he do for survival or where did he complete his education. The only thing we know was that this couple meets for the first time in high school period while both of them were in the same class.

Jose Trinidad Career

After meeting with Jenni the couple began to date and later they started to date, talking about Jose’s career he did a lot of odd jobs to fulfill his needs, and after getting a job as a Restaurant manager he started to earn a good amount of money.

Jose was a very restricted and bad guy from an early age when he started to work as a manager he started to force Jenni to not study and not even let her go to the job. But Jenni refuses this which led the fight among them and she got physically abused by Jose.

Releasing that Jenni was living with the bad guy she filed a divorce and since then the couple separated started to live on their own way, starting a new life in Riverside County.

Jose Marin and Jenni Relationship


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After dating for some time this couple married in 1984 when Jose was only 20 years old at the time and Jenni was just turned 15. Their marriage life started at an early age and they were not even mature at that time. Besides, just after marrying for a year, Jenni was about to give birth to their first child.

Marrying at an early age also comes with lots of problems and obstacles but she was expecting a happy life like any other couple but sadly, her life was full of problems and abuses.

Her life was completely broken because she was not just a victim of abuse but her own two daughters were also the victim of this beast.

When Jenni became a mother she was not even near to completing her high school, her first birth was to her eldest daughter Chiquis Rivera who was born on June 26th, 1985. Her first birth happened when her life age just sweet 15 but being this age she managed to care for her daughter and even complete her high school.

Later, the couple was once again blessed with a second child named Jacqueline, and she was born on November 20th, 1989. When Jenni’s teenage was not even finished she became a mother of two daughters with Jose.

The couple not only has a daughter but also has a son named Michael and he was born on September 11, 1991. Their childhood was not so fun and good but by now every one of them are walking on their own path and they are also a successful person. Chiquis their oldest daughter followed her mother’s path and she now becomes a singer.

Whereas, the other son and daughter are actors and actresses they’re working on a TV series and films in Mexico.

Jose Trinidad Marin and Jenni Rivera divorced in 1992

With lots of mental torture and pressure from Jose, Jenni finally managed the courage to speak and she filed a divorce in 1992 which was also finalized in the same year. The custody of daughters was handed to the Rivera since then they started to live their life in their own way. Jenni filed a divorce indicating that she was mentally and physically abused.

Although, Jenni finally got to know about her daughters got physically abused including her sister only in 1997 or about 5 years later divorce.

Jose Trinidad Marin sexually abused his daughters

Jose was an abusive guy and he used to abuse Jenni for small reasons also but after the investigation, it was shocking news to know he was not just abusing her but Jose was also abusing his own daughters and sisters-in-law sexually.

Rosie the sisters-in-law of Jose talked about this topic in 1997 after the couple divorced in 1992, she confessed that Jose molested her older daughter Chiquis and her. But there was a physical test for all of the daughters it was found that they all were abused by Jose.

After this news was heard by Jenni she immediately complained about a file against Jose and the court order him to appear but he ran away and started his new life with a new name in Riverside country. But authorities caught him in April 2006 when he was somewhere near his house.

Jenni’s music may seem to be enjoying but her life ended with misery and heartbreak only. The moment was very devasting when she got to know that her own husband sexually abuses his own daughter including her sister as well.

Jose Trial begins

After Jose was caught by the FBI in 2006 he was sentenced to 31 years in jail by the court. Talking with the media Diva de la Banda told that this moment was very hard for her and every time she thought to give up but her courage made her brave enough to fight for her daughter and sister justice.

She became a good example for all women who are victims of abuse. When Jose was on the court all family member of Jenni’s was over there including the children. After the court finalizes the punishment for this guy the eldest daughter who was the victim of molestation for about 4 years said that, “I just would like to tell my father that I love him and I forgive him. He may not think that I love him, but I do.”

Once Jose also asked his counsel if he can lower the sentence for his good behavior but the council denied it.

Jose’s Relationship with his Children

José Trinidad Marín daughter chiquis

Despite this much incident the daughters seem to love their father very much and they are also in contact with him. On the day when Chiquis was getting married, she got called by an old man straight from prison and it was her father who was wishing her the best life ahead.

This incident and phone calls everything was recorded by Chiquis on her YouTube videos, in the video, we can see the guy named Jackie come to Chiquis’s room and say, “Hi, Dad, I have your little girl here,” and give the phone to her.”

On their marriage date, Chiquis also asked her father if he can lead the role of prayer for the marriage. So, looking at all these incidents and acts we can easily get to know that the family is in contact and the relationship between daughters and father is good.

Jenni died in a plane crash

Jose’s ex-wife Jenni has already died in 2012 and her death was happened due to a plane crash. The plane was crashed near Monterrey, Mexico where six other passengers with her died on the board.

She was in the city for her performance but sadly, she died and the concert ended in misery. Her dead body was brought back to her hometown in Long Island where her body was going to be buried.

Jose was aware of this news and when this incident happened he was in jail.

Is Jose Trinidad Marin still in jail or got out?

There was a rumor once that Trinidad has got out of jail because of his good behavior but there is no proof and no media coverage has focused on this news as well. This issue made his daughter interview the media where she told, “I’ve heard that but I haven’t talked to him. He hasn’t confirmed anything to me. I haven’t been able to go see him. So we’ll see what happens. I don’t want to say much because I don’t know if that’s true.”

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