Susie De Los Santos, an ex-girlfriend and close friend of A.B. Quintanilla, is defending the Kumbia Kings co-founder in his recent child support court case that landed him on a Top 10 Most Wanted list in Texas earlier this week.
De Los Santos told People Chica that Quintanilla is “a man of his word” and will fulfill his obligations.
“I don’t know what’s going on; he hasn’t spoken to me about it, but I’m pretty sure he’ll take care of it. He’s a big boy,” the former beauty queen said.
The 28-year-old model and DJ, rose to fame in 2016 after participating in the beauty pageant reality show Nuestra Belleza Latina on Univision. Although their relationship ended four years ago, she says they still have a strong friendship.
“We are very, very good friends. We’re almost like family,” she said.
Quintanilla broke his silence on Wednesday, calling the situation a “misunderstanding,” in an interview with TVyNovelas,
“It is a misunderstanding among the people involved,” Quintanilla said. “People are thinking I’m a criminal and it makes me laugh, because when everything is cleared up they are going to be left with their mouths open.”
The 53-year-old musician and producer failed to show for a court hearing Friday morning in Corpus Christi, Texas, and a warrant remains for his arrest.
According to a report from the state Attorney General’s office, Quintanilla owes more than $87,000. That same report says the case dates back to 2012 and the last time he paid child support was in September 2015.