Though photos depict a totally enamored couple, Selena Quintanilla and Chris Perez's love story is a romance that blossomed over time. 

In fact, it wasn't until after Perez had been with Selena y Los Dinos for a couple of years. It wasn't until Selena's brother A.B., tipped Chris off that Selena was into him, that their professional relationship would evolve into something more. And it wasn't  all sunshine and roses.

At first, Selena's father Abraham was strictly opposed to the match, but after the couple eloped on April 2, 1992, he had no choice but to come around and accept their union. 

Just knowing that their love eventually conquered all only to be met with a tragic end is enough to break our hearts in two. And looking at these 32 photos will will remind you of just that and what #RelationshipGoals are truly made of. 

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From the beginning of their marriage it was obvious this pair couldn't get enough of each other.

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Just two youngins' in love.

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But before all that, it was their passion for music that brought the couple together.

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The sheer amount of talent in this one photo is totally immeasurable.

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But they were more than lovers and bandmates, the two were also best friends.

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Proof they were always on each others' team.

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And that they were always super comfortable with each other.

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It was non-stop laughter every time this duo got together.

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They got to share their busy life on the road with one another.

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And when Selena wasn't performing, she tried to keep her life as normal as possible – with Chris by her side.

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Like taking trips to the zoo...

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Looking like the rockstars they truly were.

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And stealing a romantic moments at her sister Suzette's wedding.

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Their dogs were everything to them.

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Being young and in love was not easy, but Selena and Chris promised they'd love each other through whatever life brought their way.

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And though times got tough, they were always a solid couple.

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Pre-Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Chris and Selena proved couples can match in style.

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Can we say: Cuteness overload?!

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She was infatuated with him.

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And he was totally mesmerized by her.

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Get you a man (or woman) that makes you smile like that.

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Even Chris was enamored when watching Selena perform.

And we don't blame him. 

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They may have been young, but they knew what they wanted – a future together, with a big family.

Chris recalled Selena saying she wanted five kids.

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She was proud of her successful career, but the love she shared with her family and Chris truly meant the world to her.

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There will always be a side of Selena that only Chris was lucky enough to see.

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The brief time the spent together was still full of wild adventures.

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"She was wild, she had a crazy side, really funny, great sense of humor," Chris said of his late wife.

photo: Instagram.com
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Look at these sweet soulmates.

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There was so much they could have accomplished together.

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She took a big risk on their relationship, but it was all worth it.

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Sadly, Selena was killed just two days shy of the couple's third wedding anniversary.

 "There was still a lot more I wish we could have gone through together that we didn’t have a chance to do," he previously remarked. 

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To experience real, genuine, passionate love – now that's a beautiful thing.