Maria Victoria Henao Biography
|Date of Birth:||1961|
|Name||Maria Victoria Henao|
|Married to||Pablo Escobar (m. 1976)|
|Children||Sebastián Marroquín, Manuela Escobar|
|Divorce||Pablo Escobar (1993)|
|Siblings||Pastora Henao Bayen, Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo|
Maria Victoria Henao is a very beautiful lady. She is widely recognized as a wife of a Columbian drug lord and narcoterrorist, Pablo Escobar. She had supported her husband throughout her life.
Personal Life and Affairs
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 in March 1976. She met the Cocaine King at the age of 13. They fell in love and had an affair for some years. 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 during 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 has committed several of crimes in his life and has 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 a 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.
Death of Escobar
Her husband, Escobar died on December 2, 1993, in a shootout by Search Bloc after 16 months of his escape from La Catedral.
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.
Moving 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 changed her name to Juana Manuela Marroquin Santos. The family currently resides in Argentina.
Living with her husband, Pablo Escobar, she 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 has 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.