Jovan Arriaga is the son of Suzette Quintanilla who is the name of an American Family Member. He is also the nephew of the late successful and influential Latin singer Selena. As you might have already known, his mega-famous aunt was murdered at the hands of fan club president Yolanda Saldivar.
Even though he didn’t get the opportunity to see her aunt Selene, his smile often reminds us of his late aunt. Furthermore, his mother served as an executive producer on Selena: The Series which documents the story of late legendary Tejano singer Selena’s rise to fame and tragic murder.
Jovan has basically become popular for his resemblance to his aunt Selena Quintanilla. Are you interested to know what is he up to these days? Well, if you are interested then you are probably in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about Jovan including his dating life in this article.
Jovan Arriaga has a mixed ethnical background
Jovan Arriaga was born on 5th March 1998 in the United States of America. He was born to Suzette Quintanilla and her husband Bill Arriaga. According to his birthdate, he is currently 24 years old and his zodiac sign is Pisces. He follows Christianity as his religion and he belongs to the white ethnicity.
Now let’s get to know more about his family background. Jovan’s maternal grandparents are Abraham Quintanilla and Marcella Samora. He is the only child of his parents and he is well educated. He completed his high school education and got enrolled at the University of Texas.
It has also been revealed that he played baseball for four years while studying at high school. In May 2017, he graduated with honors from the University and the subject is yet to be revealed.
Talking about his body measurements, he is 5′ 10″ (175 cm) and he weighs about 70 kg (154 lbs). Furthermore, he is very attractive and handsome as he has maintained his physical figure fit.
His parents are still together
Talking about his parents, his father Bill Arriaga is a bit of a mystery because not much is known about him as he has managed to stay away from media and he doesn’t have any social media presence as well.
His father Bill got married to his mother Suzette in a low-key ceremony in 1993. Since then it has already been 23 years and the couple is still sharing marital bliss and their relationship is still going strong.
Current relationship status
Jovan is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Mallory Smith. The two met each other for the first time while they were studying at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders.
They went public with their relationship as they started featuring on each other’s social media in late 2019. However, Jovan seems to keep his relationship private as he rarely talked about his girlfriend and doesn’t share any pictures of his girlfriend on social media.
On the other hand, Smith seems to be enjoying flaunting romantic pictures of them on her Instagram account. The first-ever photo with her boyfriend that she uploaded on her Instagram showed her beau’s baseball glove. She captioned the post, “I was quite the catch.”
Together they visited Las Vagas on a vacation on 1st January 2020. Smith shared a picture of them during the vacation on her Instagram. She captioned the post, “Sin City with my angel”. Their relationship seems to be going strong as they look inseparable. However, the two haven’t married yet so let’s hope that they have a healthy relationship.
Talking about his girlfriend, she is a 2nd-grade teacher at the School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi High. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is well educated as she has completed her education EC-6 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Smith graduated from her university in the year 2019.
Does he look like his aunt Selena? How did she die?
Jovan’s mother Suzette once mentioned this in her now-deleted Facebook post some years ago. She mentioned in her post that her son’s smiling often reminded her of her late Sister Selena. She wrote that her son carries her sister’s smile. Unfortunately, her son never got to meet his late aunt Selena.
Talking about her aunt, she had numerous businesses like boutiques and cosmetics. Thus, the Quintanilla family hired Yolanda Saldivar to manage the boutique. They hired her as the boutique manager and she developed a close relationship with Selena. However, she started taking advantage of her positions, and her actions raised eyebrows.
Selena had enough of Yolanda’s action so she confronted her and demanded financial records on 31st March 1995. So, Selena met Yolanda in her motel room at the Days Inn in Corpus Christi. However, the confrontation didn’t end up well because Yolanda took out her gun and shot at Selena’s right lower shoulder.
Unfortunately, Selena couldn’t survive due to the injury and died upon arrival at Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital. Yolanda was arrested and she will be eligible for parole on 30th March 2025.
Jovan’s mother stopped playing drum
As you might have known, Selena has become a household name for her trademark Tejano sound. In 1981, she formed a hit American Tejano band, Selena y Los Dinos with her father Abraham. Jovan’s mother was a drummer for the band. But she stopped playing drum after her sister’s murder at the age of 23.
Since then, Jovan’s mother has been working actively to preserve Selena’s legacy and she has been helping to manage The Selena Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Furthermore, Jovan’s mother has shared a number of photos with her loving sister in memory of her late sister on her social media handles. You can watch one such post down below.
Jovan’s net worth and his presence on social media
It is estimated that Jovan Arriaga’s net worth is around $1.5 million. However, the exact amount of his fortune is still under review as he was born into one of the richest families in the United States.
Talking about his mother’s net worth, she has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 to $3 million. Similarly, his late aunt Selena had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of her death.
Talking about his presence on social media, he has a private Instagram account and he has got over 17.1 k followers on his account. He is very much active on Instagram but he doesn’t seem to be available on other social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat. etc.