Singer Jenni Rivera's Plane Crash Death Is Unimaginable Tragedy for Her 5 Children (VIDEO)

Jenni RiveraThe death of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, whose plane went down while she was traveling from Monterrey to the town of Toluca in México, is absolutely horrifying for her many fans. But, for her five children and two grandchildren, this is a tragedy beyond anything most of us can imagine.

At just 43, Rivera had five children varying in ages from 10 to 27. She also had two grandchildren. For each of them, losing someone they were so close to is a private hell amidst a very public tragedy. Obviously, as a popular singer of the "grupero" style of music, Rivera's death is going to be mourned by many. But like most tragedies, things end rather quickly for fans.

Oh sure, we still mourn Princess Diana and John Lennon and other major stars who have passed on in our lifetimes. But for the families, that mourning is something so much more.

Losing a mother at a young age is not easy. I know because I lived through it. I still live through it. It is an ongoing struggle and something that never goes away. Fans may feel like they experience that, too. But it's not the same. It could not possibly be the same. Rivera's brother told People:

We were having a beautiful morning, and then we received the news from my brother [Gustavo]. 'Go see mom because we can't find Jenni's plane, we don't know what's happened to her.' That's when it started, really early at 9 in the morning. I came to my mom's house. We started getting the news. Then at around 5 p.m., we got confirmation that she was gone. It was so painful.

A sudden death is one that takes months, sometimes even years, to process. It never gets "easier." It just gets more manageable. One day in, her poor family can't even begin to understand the lifelong pain they are in for now. My heart breaks for them all, but especially for the poor 10-year-old Johnny Ángel López who never really knew his mother. What a horrific tragedy for all involved.

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amiec... amiecanflie

This is such a blow to the hispanic community. We lover her music, RIP Jenny! 

jalaz77 jalaz77

Never heard of her but this is sad. I hope they have a father around to take care of the kids who need it.

nonmember avatar jessica

I was lucky enough to see her in concert in 2011. It is still a complete shock! Her music touched many people including myself- She will be missed but her music will live forever! R.I.P.

jessa... jessasmamma

Such a tragic, horrible thing to happen to a family :( I feel so bad for her children and parents. The saddest part (to me) is that the father of her youngest two children passed away 3 years ago. Those poor babies have experienced so much loss in their short lives :(


Jenni Rivera wasn't just a mother to her children. She was their mother AND their father. Her first husband sexually abused her two oldest girls, his own daughters. When she found out she vowed to make him pay for what he did to them. It took years but the justice system took care of him. Her second marriage produced more children and their father ended up in prison because he turned to a life of crime. He died not too long ago. Her third marriage to a former baseball player ended because in her words, he did something no woman or mother can forgive. She never gave details out of respect for him or her family and there was a lot of speculation as to what that could have been, and we may never know.

Yes, she made bad choices (as far as choosing men) but she NEVER turned her back on her children and fought for them tooth and nail. She had a tumultous life that many would call scandalous but she was a mother above all and she was also a father, providing for her children in any way they could and teaching them that a woman can be stronger and fight harder than a man.

She is going to be missed by her fans and above all by her children. Pray that God can give them peace and serenity. Pray that they learned from the woman that fought so hard for them and that this blow they were dealt will not knock them down. This is what she would have wanted for them.


Valerie Valle

her daughter fucked her husband and they never reconciled. RIP and so sad.

Susie19 Susie19

Unfortunately none of her kids have fathers around.  The father of the three oldest is in prison for raping his own daughters and SIL at the time and the father of the two  youngest passed away...very tragic story.  RIP Jenni Rivera


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