- Category : 1983-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (8,20,31,33)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 3
Mexican singer and actor best known for his role as Giovanni Méndez López in the telenovela Rebelde and its spin off pop group RBD.
In 2004, Chávez joined Rebelde as Juan "Giovanni" Méndez López, a mischievous and rebellious student at a private boarding school in Mexico. Chávez became widely known for his ever-changing hair colours. The soap opera was transmitted in 65 other countries, including the United States. A major plot line of the show revolved around a group of six students forming a pop band. A notable aspect of the series is that Chávez and five of his other co-stars (Maite Perroni, Dulce María, Anahí, Alfonso Herrera and Christopher Uckermann) became actual members of a real life band RBD. RBD created most of the music used on the show, and the six quickly became one of the most popular music acts in Latin America.
As part of RBD, Chávez went on to receive two Latin Grammy nominations, achieving multi-platinum status with more than 22 million digital downloads and more than 17 million albums sold worldwide. He has performed concerts in 23 countries in 116 cities, selling more than three million concert tickets and four million DVDs.
In March 2007, a magazine published pictures of Chávez signing documents and exchanging rings with another man, allegedly his Canadian boyfriend (and later identified as B.J. Murphy), this outing Chávez as gay. The pictures had been taken in 2005, the year in which same-sex marriages became legal in Canada. Chávez declared in March 2007, that the photos showed a part of him that he had not been willing to discuss previously. In 2009, Chávez confirmed divorcing his husband.
In 2011, Chávez turned heads with the provocative music video for his single "Libertad" featuring singer Anahi which became an instant sensation on YouTube with more than one million views within three days of its upload. The video featured Chávez in a church confessional telling a priest he was not sorry for his sexual preference. The video featured a cameo by Perez Hilton.
In March 2012, Chávez confirmed dating Los Angeles Real Estate Agent Ben Kruger after photos of them together were published in the tabloid TV Notas and later People en Español. In late April 2013, Chavez was arrested in their Beverly Hills apartment for alleged domestic violence with his partner. Kruger was successful in obtaining a temporary restraining order from the court after reporting that Chavez had tried to kill him.
In early October 2013 Chavez again made headlines after publishing multiple pictures on his Twitter account showing his bloodied wrists in what appeared to be a suicide attempt. Chavez reportedly immediately returned to Mexico from Los Angeles to enter some type of rehabilitation program.