Janney Marín Rivera — better known as Chiquis Rivera — born June 26, 1985, is the eldest daughter of Jenni Rivera, who is also a well-known singer. After her mother’s untimely death in 2012, Rivera began her singing career with the release of her first song in 2014, ‘Paloma Blanca’ — which was a tribute to her mother. With the release of her first album in 2015, Rivera also appeared in family television reality shows and released her first memoir called “Forgiveness,” which reveals the story of her strained relationship with her mother. We celebrate her birthday here with all her career accomplishments.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Janney Marín Rivera


Chiquis Rivera

Birth date:

June 26, 1985



Zodiac Sign:



5' 5"

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Net Worth:

$5 million

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Janney Marín Rivera — better known as Chiquis Rivera — an American singer and television personality, was born in California on June 26, 1985. She is the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera, who was also a singer and Mexican star. Rivera’s music career started at a later stage in her life at 29 years old. Her first single, ‘Paloma Blanca,’ was released in 2014 as a tribute to her mother. In 2015, she made her television debut with her own reality show called “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis and Raq-C” and started the spin-off of her mother’s reality show “I Love Jenni” with her siblings called “The Rivera’s” which was released in 2016.

Within the year of 2015, Rivera also released her first studio album called “Ahora, “ which she claimed to be about living in and appreciating the present moment. Her memoir, “Forgiveness,” was also released in 2015 and told the story of why her relationship with her mother was strained. In 2016, Rivera became the recipient of the “Regional Mexican: Female Artist of the Year” award, and in 2017, the ‘Female Artist of the Year.’ In 2018, the Mexican star released her second album called “Entre Botellas.” In 2019, Rivera took her relationship with Lorenzo E. Mendez Ronquillo to the next level and got married, however, the newlyweds divorced a year later.

Rivera’s third album, “Playlist,” was released in 2020 and has awarded her the ‘Best Banda Album’’ award. More recently, in 2021, she released a new book called “Unstoppable,” which Rivera describes as a sequel to her first memoir. In addition to singing, Rivera is also a lover of cooking and has also released her cookbook called “Chiquis Keto: The 21-day Starter Kit for Taco, Tortilla, and Tequila Lovers” and has her cooking page on Instagram.

Career timeline

Rivera Starts Her Singing Career

Rivera releases her debut single called “Paloma Blanca” which was a tribute to her late mother.

The Reality T.V. Show

Rivera starts her own reality show called “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C.”

The Album and Book Release

Rivera releases her first studio album called “Ahora” and publishes a memoir called “Forgiveness” which tells the story of her relationship with her mother.

She Wins an Award

Rivera becomes the recipient of the “Regional Mexican: Female Artist of the Year” award.

The Woman of the Year Award

Rivera wins the ‘Best Female Artist of the Year’ award.

She Releases Her Third Album

Rivera releases her third album called “Playlist” and wins the ‘Best Banda Album’ award for it.

Why We Love Chiquis

  1. She shares her story through writing

    Many don’t know how to express their thoughts and feelings about the hardships they’ve been through in life. Rivera encourages those who have been through similar situations as herself during childhood to write about it to relieve the weight off their shoulders.

  2. Her love for her mother despite their differences

    In her memoir, Rivera shares the story of why she and her mother stopped talking, just months before her mother’s death. Despite their strained relationship, Rivera still released a song dedicated to her mother and describes her mother as a sweet woman.

  3. Her delicious recipes!

    Rivera shares all her delicious recipes in her cookbook and on social media channels. She shares authentic Mexican recipes to give you the real feel of Mexican cuisine!

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She was sexually abused

    Rivera was sexually abused on multiple occasions by her father, who has been sentenced without parole for his crime.

  2. She froze her eggs

    Rivera froze her eggs when she was 33 years old as she is not yet ready for motherhood.

  3. She follows a Keto diet

    Rivera loves the Keto diet and calls her way of following the diet the ‘ChiKETO’ way.

  4. Her real name is not Chiquis

    Her full name is Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra.

  5. Her favorite food is Enchilada’s

    Rivera, being a Mexican, loves Enchiladas.

Chiquis FAQs

Is Chiquis Rivera related to Lupillo Rivera?

Yes, Chiquis is Lupillo Rivera’s niece.

How did Chiquis describe her mother before her death?

Despite their differences, Chiquis still described her mother as a sweet woman.

Is Chiquis Mendoza pregnant?

In November 2020, there were rumors that Chiquis was expecting her husband Lorenzo’s child, however, this proved to be false as the star does not have any children.

Chiquis’s birthday dates

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