Rosie Rivera Breaks Silence On Esteban Loaiza Arrest: Did Jenni Rivera Know?

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Jenni Rivera's sister is breaking her silence on Esteban Loaiza's arrest for smuggling drugs. Instagram

Rosie Rivera has broken her silence after her ex brother-in-law, Esteban Loaiza, was arrested for drug possession in San Diego. The former "Rica Famosa Latina" reality star confirmed that the media has been trying to reach her for comment, but she has nothing to say about the incident as she has no contact with the former MLB pitcher. However, Rivera does ask for people to not judge Loaiza before his due process.

"Don't say that he did it or say that he's guilty without knowing," Rivera said in a video posted online. "We live in a country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty by the court of law. Don't rush to say he's guilty for something that has not been proven. I don't know, I don't know if Esteban did this. I don't understand why the media is looking for us to ask for an opinion. I don't know if Esteban did this, I don't know if he didn't do it and even if I knew, why would I give an opinion?"

Rosie Rivera did come out in her sister's Jenni Rivera's defense when asked if the singer knew about the issue. "I am simply Jenni's sister, I love my sister," she added. "I have not talked to Esteban since October of 2012 when he and Jenni were separated and started to divorce. Don't ask me, I don't want to talk about the subject. What should I do for Esteban? I will pray for his mom, pray for his kids, pray for him. If he's innocent, may he find justice, if he's guilty, may God help him. All I know is that my sister didn't know any of this. He didn't do this when he was with her, that I know of. Don't put my sister in this, don't say that she was involved." Watch the videos below!

Jenni Rivera's widower, Esteban Loaiza, was arrested in San Diego a few days ago with possession of over 20 kilograms of cocaine and/or heroin, that's about 44 pounds of narcotics. The former MLB pitcher now faces three felony counts for possession with the intent to sell and transportation of drugs with the intent to sell. Loaiza is set to appear in court on Wednesday, February 14 and is bail was set at $200,000. According to SBNation, "the possession charge carries a minimum prison term of 15 years, with the intent to sell and transportation charges potentially carrying additional sentences."

Jenni Rivera married Esteban Loaiza, but was in the process of divorce when "La Diva De La Banda" tragically died in a plane accident. It was rumored that Loaiza was cheating on Rivera with her daughter Chiquis, something both have denied. 

"The world and my family lost Jenni on December 9, I lost my mother two months before on October 2. It was a misunderstanding," Chiquis told "Ventaneando" back in 2013 of the friction that existed with her mother before her untimely death. "My world ended that day. Every day I live with that and nobody knows the pain I carry, especially because it was a misunderstanding, there were so many people int he middle that caused so much pain, so many problems that it was impossible not to be upset." She also added, "When my mother got married, I knew she was not in love with Esteban because I lived so many things with my mom."

Chiquis doesn't know how the rumor got started and denies she had an affair with the former MLB pitcher. "I don't understand how the rumor got started, this horrible thing that has caused so much suffering," Chiquis said. "[Loaiza] has always been very respectful towards me and me with him. There were so many people filling her head with things. If there's a problem with someone you should ask them directly, and that's something she didn't do. To this day, my mother, in her heart, thinks I had something with Esteban." Jenni died in a tragic plane crash after a performance in Monterrey, Mexico on December 9. During that concert Rivera dedicated "Paloma Negra" to her daughter, which described the feud she had with her and left the hope for a reconciliation. This never happened and to Chiquis it is very upsetting that she never had the opportunity to make amends with her mother. "We didn't talk, there was no communication between us. I never got the opportunity to sit down with my mother and explain to her and every day I wake up and go to sleep with that pain."

More recently in 2017, Loaiza gave an interview where he assured that there was never anything between himself and his step-daughter. Chiquis was questioned about the statement later on and she said: "It's the truth and I think that his name and my name were tarnished."

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.