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photo: Instagram/chrispereznow

There's no such thing as getting past the loss of a loved one, especially when it's a relationship like the one Selena Quintanilla and Chris Perez shared. The late Mexican singer has been gone for 23 years now — her family, friends, and fans have been mourning her death since she was tragically killed on March 31, 1995.

In honor of her passing, Perez posted a heartbreaking photo and caption on Instagram.

Chris Perez took to Instagram to share this photo of the couple from their earlier years.

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photo: Facebook/chrispereznow

The guitarist didn't provide context as to where or when the picture was taken, but it seems to be one that fans have seen less than others.

It was Perez's words, though, that really struck a chord.

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photo: Instagram/chrispereznow

"Although we all have our trials and tribulations that we have to go through in this life...we MUST be thankful for the ones that we meet along the way...that made us realize...love is REAL...love is UNCONDITIONAL...love NEVER DIES. #MyCoco," he captioned the photo.

Selena's husband is often sentimental with his fans about her, but this was definitely the most we've seen him open up on social media in a while.

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photo: Instagram/chrispereznow

As expected, Selena diehards flooded his comments to remember The Queen.

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photo: Instagram/chrispereznow
chris perez selena quintanilla
photo: Instagram/chrispereznow

They, too, still feel heartbroken over her death.

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photo: Facebook/chrispereznow
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photo: Facebook/chrispereznow

Selena's sister, Suzette, also shared an Instagram post in her honor.

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photo: Instagram/suzettesyld

Her brother, A.B., also shared an onstage photo of her as he often does.

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photo: Instagram/abquintanilla3

Her voice, smile, and classic red lip will be remembered FOREVER.

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