Whenever the name Maria Victoria Henao comes to play, the only thing she’s been remembered for is being the wife of the late Colombian drug lord and “The King of Cocaine”, Pablo Escobar.
Early Life, Education
She was born in 1961 in Palmira Valle Del Cauca, Colombia, and ypresumed to be 60 years old on her birthday in 2021.
Much is not know about her educational background and no information will be far fetched since she got married at age 15.
Family, Siblings, Marriage, Husband, Kids
Her father’s name was Carlos Henao Vallejo and her mother was Leonor Zuleta.
She had two known siblings; Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo (brother) and Pastora Henao Bayen (sister).
Pablo Escobar met his wife Maria Victoria Henao when he was working with his brother Carlos. She was 13 when she found love and eloped to get married when she turned 15 because her parents opposed their union.
Victoria has two children with Pablo. She gave birth to Juan Pablo, who has now changed his name to Sebastián Marroquín when she was 16, in 1977. In 1984 ie. Seven years later, they welcomed a daughter named Manuela Escobar.
Who was Paolo Escobar?
Pablo was a drug trafficker, a notorious drug empire leader and a cocaine king.
Pablo worked hand in hand with Carlos Henao(Maria’s brother), who was killed when Los Pepes, a vigilante group composed of enemies of Pablo Escobar, raided one of the Colombian drug lord’s warehouses.
Who killed Pablo Escobar and how did he die?
No factual detail can prove who killed Escobar and how he was killed but his two brothers believed that he killed himself because he had told them on several occasions that he would put a bullet through his own ear when cornered without an escape.
A National Police of Colombia Search Bloc of eight officers on December 2nd, 1993 tracked Pablo Escobar’s hideout through his cell phone transmissions after a 16-month nationwide search in Los Olivos, Medellín, Colombia.
Escobar and his bodyguard, Álvaro de Jesús Agudelo, were easily overpowered and they fled through a roof exit after the group raided their hideout.
Speculators say that he was captured and then summarily executed. Both died of gunshot wounds.
What Happened to María Victoria Henao and Children?
Considering the tensed nature of Pablo’s death, María Victoria Henao fled to Mozambique with the children in fear of attacks on their lives. They later returned to South America as tourists in Argentina after a brief stay.
She changed her name to María Isabel Santos Caballero and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her son, daughter and grandchildren.
An Argentine federal judge Nestor Barral accused her and her son, Sebastián Marroquín Santos, of money laundering with two Colombian drug traffickers in 2018, the judgment included an order to seize assets for about $1m each
Even though Pablo Escobar died when he kids were teens, he left enough money and possession to be inherited by his wife and kids.
His wife is reported to be worth several million dollars($130 million) and authors the book, “Mrs Escobar: My Life with Pablo.”