Juana Ahumada: Everything you should know about Pedro Rivera’s wife

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Juana Ahumada is the new wife of the super famous Mexican singer, Pedro Rivera, and stepmother of the singers Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, and the other Rivera children.

Ahumada has been married to Rivera since 2019, and they revealed that apart from the officiant, only the bride and groom were present at the ceremony. Before their romantic relationship, Pedro and Juana had a purely professional relationship as she worked as his assistant.

On the other hand, Rivera is well known as a singer and the owner of Cintas Acuario, one of the biggest Latin record labels in the world. He is also an actor, known for his roles in the films “El Inocente” (2018), “Clave Privada” (1996), and “Escape Sangriento” (1985).

Since their union became public, fans have been surprised and curious, wanting to know more about this woman, including where she’s from and their relationship.

There’s undoubtedly much to know about the lady that has stolen Pedro Rivera’s heart. But first, below are ten quick facts about Pedro Rivera’s wife, Juana Ahumada.

Top 10 facts about Juana Ahumada

  1. Juana Ahumada was Pedro Rivera’s assistant for eight years before they got married.
  2. Juana Ahumada’s exact age is unknown, but she is speculated to be in her 40s.
  3. Ahumada is the second wife of singer and actor Pedro Rivera, after the latter’s divorce from Rosa Saavedra in 2008.
  4. Ahumada is of Mexican-American descent, and her ethnicity is also mixed.
  5. Juana Ahumada does not have children of her own, but she is the stepmother to Rivera’s six children, including the late Jenni Rivera.
  6. Ahumada is reportedly worth between $400 thousand and $500 thousand.
  7. After she and Rivera revealed their relationship to the public, they received backlash because of the huge age difference between them.
  8. Ahumada’s marriage to Rivera is her first.
  9. Juana Ahumada is reportedly from a wealthy and close-knit family.
  10. She is notoriously private and has revealed next to nothing about her life to the public despite being married to a celebrity.

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Juana Ahumada: Pedro Rivera wife, age, first marriage, net worth, children

Early life

Juana Ahumada is a Mexican-American woman who has recently married the popular Mexican regional musician Pedro Rivera. She is so notoriously private that almost nothing about her private life is known to the public.

A lot of the information about her is merely speculation. Ahumada’s exact age is unknown, but she is thought to be in her mid to late forties, which puts her in the same age range as her stepchildren.

She is reportedly from a wealthy family, but she spent the eight years before she married the singer as his secretary, as was revealed during a recent interview that the couple gave. Her family is also tight-knit, even though there is not much else about them online. Considering the backlash that she has received after her marriage to Rivera, her choice to keep everything private is not surprising.

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Career

In line with her habit of being notoriously private, Ahumada hasn’t revealed her career choices either. During the revealing interview with her husband, Pedro Rivera, they disclosed that she worked as his assistant for eight years before she married him. Presenter Stephanie Himonidis anchored the interview and got them to discuss their relationship, including how and why they got married. It appears that she still works as his personal assistant even after their wedding.

Personal life

Juana Ahumada had never been married before her joyful pairing with Rivera, so this is her first marriage. So far, the couple seems to be enjoying marital bliss and relishing their time together despite the onslaught of hate that they have received from some fans of Rivera, some Mexicans, and others who simply hate the idea of marriage between a younger woman and an older man.

So, how exactly did the two get together, what was their wedding like, and what did they reveal during their explosive interview on “Un Nuevo Dia” show?

Juana Ahumada Marriage to Pedro Rivera

Juana Ahumada met when she started working for Pedro Rivera as his assistant. Over time, the two slowly fell in love until they reached the point where they knew that they wanted to be together forever, and they got married.

The famous Mexican artist and his wife told Stephanie Himonidis and the world that they had been married for a few months before the interviews. This announcement shocked everyone, especially people who loved Rivera’s ex-wife, Rosa Saavedra. Pedro and Saavedra were married for 45 years before their 2008 divorce.

Juana Ahumada: Pedro Rivera wife, age, first marriage, net worth, children

The couple revealed that they had tied the knot in 2019 in Huntington Park, California. In fact, their ceremony was so private that the only person at their ceremony beside the bride and groom was the officiator.

Until the announcement on the show, the news of their wedding was something that they kept to themselves. When asked about her relationship with Pedro Rivera, she said:

“He is a person who has a lot of passion for what he does, I love that, and he does not give up on anything, not even if he is trampled on, he does not give up; he’s very respectful of people, and I love that.”

Rivera also said about their marriage: “There are many (the mistakes), but we are people who at the same time are learning every day and all that is going to accumulate little by little, and right now I am a person who does directly to what we are doing, I enjoy it, and I am open-minded to everyone.”

Following the announcement, many compared Rivera’s new wife to his former one, Rosa Saavedra. Others said that the 40-something-year-old Ahumada was too young for the 77-year-old actor. A portion of the audience thought the marriage was a joke and hurled insults at the entire Rivera family.

Because they are Mexican and the circumstances surrounding their marriage, the backlash was expected. Many Mexicans reportedly frown upon people who remarry when they already have children and grandchildren.

Pedro Rivera already has six children with his first wife, namely: Juan Rivera, Pedro Rivera Jr., Rosie Rivera, Gustavo Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, and the late Jenni Rivera. Here are some details about the Rivera family:

Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera was an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, spokesperson, philanthropist and entrepreneur. Several media outlets labelled her the most important female figure and top-selling female figure in Regional Mexican music.

Jenni won several awards during her time as a singer. She received two Oye! Awards (Mexico’s equivalent to the US Grammy Awards), two Billboard Music Awards, twenty-two Billboard Latin Music Awards, eleven Billboard Mexican Music Awards and eighteen Lo Nuestro Awards. She has a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars and is one of the best-selling regional Mexican artists of all time.

On 9 December 2012, she and six others died in a plane crash near Monterrey, and authorities never ascertained the cause of the crash.

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Lupillo Rivera

Lupillo Rivera, whose real name is Guadalupe Rivera Saavedra, is an American singer and songwriter. He originally wanted to become a restaurateur, but found music after his father’s record label recruited him.

He won a Grammy Award in 2010 for his album “Tu Esclavo y Amo”. Before that, he was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2008 and 2009 and was nominated for Latin Grammy Awards in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Pedro Rivera Jr.

Pedro Rivera Jr. is the first son of Pedro River and his first wife. He also chose the path of music, going on to become a pastor and gospel singer.

Rosie Rivera

Rosie Rivera is an American television personality and businesswoman. She has appeared in several reality TV shows, published a book, and until 2021, was in charge of Jenni Rivera Enterprises, an entertainment company that Jenni Rivera founded before her death.

Rosie was a victim of sexual abuse, and she published the book “My Broken Pieces: Mending the Wounds From Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family and Love”. It discussed the experience of being sexually abused at a young age and how her family’s love helped her heal.

Rosie Rivera is the only one of her siblings who did not turn to singing in any capacity, preferring instead to become a show host and presenter. She has done quite well for herself, amassing a net worth of $14 million.

Juan Rivera

Juan Rivera is also an American singer and actor. He started his music career in 1996 when he was just 16 with the release of his single “El Atizador”. He also became a father at an early age.

Gustavo Rivera

Gustavo Rivera is another one of the Rivera siblings who decided to venture into the music industry, although he has not achieved as much success as his siblings.

In 2020, he was badly injured in a car accident, but he has fully recovered and is back to his regular duties.

Juana Ahumada: Pedro Rivera wife, age, first marriage, net worth, children
(L-R) Pedro jr., Juan, Rosie, Jenni, Pedro Rivera, Lupillo, Rosa Saavedra, Gustavo

Juana Ahumada net worth

Juana Ahumada was presumably well paid as Pedro Rivera’s assistant. She must have also garnered a significant income from her previous jobs, even though she has not spoken about them.

Thanks to how private she is, it is difficult to accurately calculate her net worth. However, several sources have estimated that she is worth between $400 thousand and $500 thousand. This is a sharp contrast to her husband’s sizeable net worth of $4 million.

Conclusion

Juana Ahumada is a Mexican-American woman who married Mexican Regional singer Pedro Rivera. Although their union has been fraught with controversy and negative feedback, the two lovebirds have continued to enjoy their time together and celebrate their love.

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