What to Know about Jose Trinidad Marin, Jenni Rivera’s Ex-Husband!

Jose Trinidad Marin is known for being the ex-husband of American singer and songwriter, Jenni Rivera. The man is behind one of history’s most vicious and vile sexual abuse scandals.

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Jose sexually abused his own daughters as well as his sister-in-law for several years, while still in a relationship with Jenni. Marin was sent to prison for 31 years for all the crimes he committed.

Jose Trinidad Marin’s Early Life

Jose Trinidad Marin who is also known as Trino Marin was born on February 15, 1964, in Mexico. He later moved to the USA with his parents.

Married Life of Trino Marin

Jose Trinidad Marin did several odd jobs before he met Jenni Rivera. He started working as a restaurant manager soon after starting his relationship with Rivera.

Jose and Jenni shared their vows in 1984. Jenni was 15 and Jose was 20 at the time.

After getting a stable job, Jose asked Jenni to leave college and stay at home with their children. However, Rivera had other plans. The situation escalated to physical violence and constant abuse. Soon after, in 1992, the duo parted ways.

Post-divorce, Trino moved to Riverside County to begin a new chapter in his life.

Father of Three

Jose Trinidad Marin is a father to three children. All of his kids are from his marriage to Jenni.

They welcomed their first child, daughter, Janney Marin Rivera AKA Chiquis Rivera on June 26, 1985, while Jenni was still in high school. She is currently working as a singer and TV personality.

Jose Marin Trinidad's eldest child, Chiquis Rivera.
Jose and Jenni’s first child, Chiquis, is now a renowned singer.
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After four years, on November 20, 1989, the pair welcomed their second child, Jacquelin Melina Marin AKA Jacqie Campos. She is married to Michael Campos and has four children.

Jose's middle child, Jacqie Rivera.
Jose and Jenni’s middle child, Jacqie.
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Their third child, Michael Marin Rivera was born on September 11, 1991. Michael is a muralist and goes by the moniker, ‘Michelangelo’.

Michael Marin Rivera's photo.
Michael is now a muralist.
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Abused Daughters and Sister-In-Law

Jose Trinidad Marin sexually exploited his daughter and sister-in-law, Rosie Rivera for several years. His assault and rape began with Jenni’s sister. But, he later started molesting his own daughters.

Rosie Rivera reading a book.
Jenni’s sister, Rosie was also abused by her husband.
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In 1997, several years after Jose and Jenni’s divorce, Rosie confessed about the man’s harassment. She claimed that she and their eldest daughter, Chiquis were molested by Marin. It was later discovered that he had molested his second daughter, Jacqie as well.

Soon after, Rivera lodged a complaint against Jose. In response, the judge ordered him to appear before the court, but he fled and became a fugitive. Despite all his efforts to disappear, he was finally apprehended by authorities in April 2006.

Sent to Jail for 31 Years

In 2007, Jose was sent to jail for around 31 years after he confessed about his sexual abuse. He is convicted of nine felonies including three counts of oral copulation of a child, three counts of lewd act upon a child, one count of continuous sexual assault, and one count of aggravated sexual assault.

News about Jose sent to jail!

After the sentencing, his eldest daughter, Chiquis, whom he had abused from the age of 8 to 12, said that she had forgiven him.

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.

Good Relationship with Daughters

Though Jose Trinidad Marin did all those cruel things to his daughters, they are still on good terms with him. In Chiquis’ marriage with Lorenzo Mendez, Jose made a phone call from prison.

Chiquis recorded the conversation in her video as a part of her YouTube vlog.

Chiquis Rivera’s marriage vlog.

In the video, we can see Jacqie, who was talking to their dad, come into Chiquis’ room and say, “Hi, Dad, I have your little girl here” and pass the phone to her.

Rosie Rivera Also Forgave Him

Rosie Rivera has also forgiven him!

People think that maybe I’m going to be sad or angry. God has already given me justice, I have already forgiven that man and if the judge or someone decides that he should be released from jail, it doesn’t hurt me.

Ex-Wife Jenni Died in a Plane Crash

On December 9, 2012, Jose Trinidad Marin lost his ex-wife in a plane crash near Monterrey, Mexico. Six other passengers including her died instantly.

Jenni died in a plane crash!

The incident happened just minutes after the takeoff. However, the cause of the crash remains a mystery to date. She was in the city to perform, but the event ended tragically.

She was buried at the All Souls Cemetry in her hometown, Long Island.

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