While, “Selena, the series” tells the story of Selena and the Quintanilla family, from the beginning of her musical dream in their garage to becoming the queen of Tex-Mex music, throughout the episodes she also shows us the people who helped her achieve success. One of them was Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Vela, who was a keyboardist for the band “Selena and the Dinos”.
Like the people who were on the way to fame of the interpreter of “Como la flor”, this character also appeared regularly in the Netflix series, where he is shown excited by Suzzete Quintanilla; For this reason, many wonder if he was really in love with the singer’s sister.
Next, we will tell you how true there is in what is shown in the fiction about Ricky’s feelings, also what happened to his life after being in the band.
WAS RICKY IN LOVE WITH SUZETTE IN REAL LIFE?
First, we mention that Ricky Vela joined “Selena y Los Dinos” in 1985 as a keyboardist.. He was present throughout the success of the band.
In “Selena: The series” they say that he was in love with Suzette Quintanilla, a feeling that was true in real life, but was not reciprocated by the sister of the Texan artist.
Therefore, in September 1993 when the woman who stole his sleep got married with Billy Arriaga he decided to write him, in 1994, the song “I don’t have any more.”
Even his father Abraham Quintanilla said in 1994 that he was a very shy person. “He liked my other daughter, Suzette, the drummer. And I know Ricky liked me because he would tell me, and I would joke with him and say, ‘Hey, Ricky, do you like him? Talk with her!’ and I would not do it ”, published HITC.
After Selena’s tragic death, on March 31, 1995, “Los Dinos” disbanded and after that, nothing was heard from him: if he worked with another band or alone. But In 2020, Vela was credited as a composer in Angela Aguilar’s rendition of her song “No me left over.”.