Jenni Rivera's Father and Brother Speak Out: "We Are Feeling Devastated"
12/10/2012 - 22:32 ||
Jenni Rivera’s family plans on traveling to Nuevo Leon to identify the remains of La Diva de la Banda and bury her in Los Angeles. The singer’s brother, Pedro Rivera Jr. confirmed the news to E! Online, "When we do find out what has happened with the body, because they have to get it out of the woods there.” He added, “As soon as they get the bodies out and we receive the news that they're there, all the family is going to fly over there and bring our sister back.”
Her brother, who is the Senior Pastor at Iglesias Primer Amor in Long Beach, shared his thoughts about the family tradegy. "We are feeling devastated. It's a devastation to the family. We were having a beautiful morning and then we received the news from my brother. 'Go see mom because we can't find Jenni's plane, we don't know what's happened to her,'" he expressed.
"That's when it started, really early at nine 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,” he said.
Jenni’s father, Pedro Rivera, also spoke to Univision about his daughter’s untimely death. “We are a very close family. We have been together since we received the news about her accident. We are in pain, but are going to live on and always honor my daughter and remember how loved she was by everyone,” he shared.
Jenni Rivera, who sold nearly 15 million albums worldwide, leaves behind five children: Janney, Jacqueline, Michael, Jenicka, and Johnny.
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