The Original Banda El Limón remains one of the oldest Mexican music group that has dominated the regional Mexican market for over five decades. Thanks to the band’s vocalists like Lorenzo Mendez, the group has been able to maintain its place in the hearts of their fans since 1965. The Award-winning vocalist who is barely a decade old in the music industry has so far contributed immensely to the success of the group’s multiple albums.
Lorenzo Mendez has been on the trending list for some obvious reasons which include his love life. More so, as his music group continues to catch the hearts of more people with a more casual interest in regional Mexican music, the public eye on his professional and personal life remains on the increase. Read on to find out more about the professional singer.
Born on December 15, 1986, Lorenzo Mendez is a California native but he grew up with his parents in Texas. Lorenzo is quite a private person and that is why there is a dearth of information regarding his early years and his educational qualifications.
While it is not also known what sparked off his interest in music, the California-born singer began his career in 2012 as a member of the La Original. The musical group which has its name inspired by a small Mexican town called El Limón was founded in 1965. It specializes in brassy banda traditional and popular musical genre. For over fifty years, the group has remained popular for playing corridos, rancheras, cumbias, boleros, and ballads.
Before Lorenzo joined the musical group, it originally has Julio Preciado, Jorge Cordero, and José Ángel Ledesma “El Coyote as among its members. But since he joined the group, he has contributed to its production of thirteen albums including a compilation of albums including Mi Colección: The Original Banda El Limón by Salvador Lizárraga, Romances: The Original Band El Limón by Salvador Lizárraga and The Original and Their Boleros de Amor.
Lorenzo Mendez’s Wife and Family
The Califonia-born singer has not revealed much about his family including who his parents are. Also, it is not certain if he is an only child or if he has other siblings. However, we know of the family he tried to raise with his ex-wife, Claudia Galván.
Claudia was his girlfriend since his teenage years and the duo later became an item after exchanging wedding vows in 2012. After their wedding, they remained together for three years before their relationship turned sour. This happened after Claudia accused Lorenzo of domestic violence. As a result, the singer was arrested but was later released with a lieu of $2500. Afterwards, the two went their separate ways. Their union produced two daughters – Kaitlyn and Victoria.
After ending his marriage with Claudia, Lorenzo found Chiquis Rivera as his new love. Although the two initially debunked the news about their love life together, their relationship became public after Lorenzo himself shared a picture of himself kissing Jenni Rivera’s eldest daughter in 2017.
Rivera was born in Long Beach, California and she has four siblings. Just like Lorenzo Mendez and her mother Jenni, Rivera is also a singer. Her musical style is also classified as banda. In addition, she is also a TV personality best known for her reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C, Chiquis ‘n Control, and her mother’s spin-off reality show I Love Jenni.
Lorenzo and Chiquis broke up for a while and later reconciled. They even appeared together at the Ventura County Fair in California. On April 23, 2018, Lorenzo Mendez proposed to Rivera at the in Temecula, California and she accepted. However, the news of their engagement went viral on the various social media platforms. A few days after, Chiquis came up with a contradictory statement by saying that her “yes” to Lorenzo’s marriage proposal was just for a month and a few weeks. In December 2018, there were rumours that the two have gone ahead to solemnize their union secretly.
It was followed by Chiquis’comment about making plans for her dream wedding to Mendez. She even went on to say that she would love to wear a typical Mexican dress while Lorenzo would wear a mariachi suit. She also revealed that she has agreed with the singer to wait for about two years before welcoming their first child. While it is not yet sure if the two are finally married, we know for sure that the couple still lives together happily.
What’s His Net Worth?
With a good number of years of experience in the music world, the Mexican band La Original Banda El Limon vocalist must have garnered quite a huge sum of money for himself. His long term career has reportedly earned him a colossal amount of about $39,858 annually which could as well generate to a smashing amount of fortune and wealth. That said, Lorenzo Mendez currently has a net worth estimated at $1 million.