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NBC just unearthed a rare video from Jenni Rivera's reality show in which she interviewed Chris Perez about his memories of his late wife, Selena Quintanilla. 

The video from I Love Jenni has Rivera speaking intimately with Perez live on the air. Perez was there to promote his memoir To Selena, with Love, which was released in March 2012. Rivera passed away months later in December, which makes this video even more heartbreaking. The two entertainers discussed love, tragedy and Perez's memories of Selena. 

"Eighteen years since her death, Selena still has this major impact on the Latino audience," Rivera says in the video. 

"This is the man that married the woman that I truly admired," Rivera added. 

Perez talks about he became very protective of all his memories of Selena, but says that the book helped him to come to terms with a lot of those feelings that he held inside. 

Watch the entire interview below.