Maria Victoria Henao Biography
|Date of Birth:||1961|
|Name||Maria Victoria Henao|
|Birth Name||Maria Victoria Henao|
|Nick Name||Maria Victoria|
|Married to||Pablo Escobar (m. 1976- 1993)|
|Children||Sebastián Marroquín, Manuela Escobar|
|Siblings||Pastora Henao Bayen, Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo|
Mario Victoria Henao is a designer and businesswoman. She is the wife of a late notorious drug lord and cocaine terrorist Pablo Escobar. Maria Victoria Henao is a very beautiful lady. She had supported her husband throughout her life. Mario married Escobar in 1976 before he became the leader of the cocaine empire. Escobar died in 1993 but people still remembered him and Escobar’s life story is featured on Netflix’s TV series Narcos.
Mario welcomed two children with her late husband Pablo Escobar. The family of three currently resides in Argentina.
Maria Victoria Henao's Early Life And Bio
The widow of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, Maria Henao was born in 1961 in Colombia. Henao has two siblings; Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo and Pastora Henao Bayen. She is Colombian by nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity.
According to some online tabloids, Henao's older brother, Carlos Mario Henao worked with Escobar while he had been still spreading his network in drug crime. Until this time, she was not familiar with Escobar. As Henao's brother was an important member of Escobar, she got an opportunity to meet him while she was only 13 and soon, they fell in love and in a short period of time, they got married.
Maria Victoria Henao's Net Worth
Living with her husband, Pablo Escobar, Maria has maintained an incredible net worth in her life. Her husband has a net worth of $30 billion by the early 90s. He was one of the richest men in the world in his prime.
Escobar created and bought numerous residences and safe houses. The luxury house contained a colonial house, a sculpture park, and a complete zoo with animals from various continents, including elephants, exotic birds, giraffes, and hippopotamuses.
Escobar also owned a home in the US under his own name: a 6500 square foot, pink, water-front mansion situated at 5860 North Bay Road in Miami Beach, Florida.
He had a collection of cars including:
- 1972 Mercedes S600 Pullman
- 1964 Porsche 356
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Mercedes 190SL Roadster
- 1928 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan
- 1946 DeSoto
- 1978 Renault 4
- 1974 Porsche 911 RSR
Maria Victoria Henao's Personal Life And Affair
Henao was born in 1961, in Columbia. She is a Columbian by nationality and belongs to the Columbians ethnicity. Henao has reached the age of 56 now. She currently lives in Argentina with her family.
Henao married Escobar, a Columbian drug lord, and narco-terrorist on March 29, 1976. She met the Cocaine King at the age of 13. They fell in love and dated for some years before getting married. Despite the age gap, they started dating and decided to get married.
Henao’s elder brother had worked with Escobar in small-scale enterprises for a long time. Despite, her family disproved the relationship, as Escobar was socially inferior to them.
But the couple did not care, and finally got married. She was at the age of 15, whereas Escobar was 26 years old at that time. They had a romantic relationship and there was no sign of divorce between them.
Henao gave birth to a son named Juan Pablo (now Sebastian Marroquin) in 1977, and a daughter named Manuela Escobar Henao in 1984.
Escobar was a notorious man, as he had countless affairs and mistresses. He had committed several crimes in his life and had been arrested for many times.
Despite his dissipation, Henao remained faithful to her relationship and never left him. Journalist Virginia Vallejo published the memoir named Amando a Pablo, Odiando an Escobar (Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar) in September 2007, in which she describes having a romantic relationship with Escobar.
Escobar created or bought numerous residences and safe houses, with the Hacienda Nápoles gaining significant notoriety after becoming wealthy. He also owned a house in the U.S. under his name. She now resides with her children in Argentina.
Maintaining a low profile at the moment, Maria doesn’t want to attract unnecessary both public and media attention. Her daughter Manuela also authored a book titled Pablo Escobar: My Father.
Maria Victoria Henao's Immigration To Argentina
Henao changed her name to Maria Isabel Santos Caballero while moving to Argentina to escape from the police. She resided a low-profile life in Buenos Aires apartment with her children.
As reported by BBC News, Henao changed her name to Victoria Henao Vallejos, and was arrested along with her son, Sebastian on "suspicion of money laundering." According to the report, their detention was ordered shortly after a local television show revealed their presence in the country.
Though Henao and her son were brought before a judge, they were not officially charged.
During that time, Henao told the press that she is a prisoner in Argentina for being Colombian. She also added they want to try the ghost of Pablo Escobar to prove that Argentina is combatting drug trafficking.
Her son, Juan Pablo changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin and is currently working as an architect, designer, and lecturer. He is also an author and has written a book named Pablo Escobar: My Father.
However, Sebastian is an inspirational speaker who made his life traveling through Latin America delivering anti-violence talks and pushing drug policy reform.
Henao’s daughter, Manuela Escobar changed her name to Juana Manuela Marroquin Santos. The family currently resides in Argentina.
Pablo Escobar's Death
Her husband, Pablo Escobar died on December 2, 1993, in a shootout by Search Bloc after 16 months of his escape from La Catedral.
Escobar who was born on December 1, 19949, in Rionegro grew up in the nearby city of Medellín. Escobar is thought to have started his criminal career in his teenage days, allegedly stealing gravestones and sanding them down for resale to local smugglers.
His brother, Roberto Escobar, denies this, instead claiming that the gravestones came from cemetery owners whose clients had stopped paying for site care and that he had a relative who had a monuments business.
A Colombian electronic surveillance team, led by Brigadier Hugo Martínez, used radio triangulation technology to track his radiotelephone transmissions and later found him hiding in Los Olivos, a middle-class barrio in Medellín.
Henao fled from Columbia with her two children in 1994, after Escobar’s death. Her husband’s money was seized by Colombian authorities and left the family broken. They took refuge in different countries for a short time, as many governments refused to accept them.
The video depicts her life after the death of her husband Pablo Escobar.