Maria Victoria Henao is the widow of once notorious Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. After the death of her husband, Maria led a refugee life along with her two kids.
In 2015, Netflix released a series, based on the real-life of the cocaine King, Pablo Escobar and his wife, Maria Victoria Henao. The series titles as ‘Narcos,’ where Mexican actress, Paulian Gaitan played Maria’s character in the series. In the series, Maria was portrayed as a strong-willed woman, and her husband shown as a drug smuggler.
|Full Name||Maria Victoria Henao|
|Date of Birth||1961|
|Famous for||Widow of Pablo Escobar|
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Maria Victoria was born in 1961 in Columbia. By nationality, she is Columbian and belongs to Columbian ethnicity. She raised with her two siblings; Carlos Mario Henao Vallejo and Pastora Henao Bayen.
Her older brother worked with Pablo while he was still struggling to establish in the drug business. Later her brother became the vital person of Pablo’s small-scale illegal enterprises. Maria Victoria came to the public after she got involved with Pablo Escobar. There is no information about her parents, education, and career.
According to her birthdate, Maria is 58 years, as of 2019. Moreover, she stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 55 kg. Besides, she has a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes and her hair colour is black. She looks stunning even in her late 50s. However, we do not have information regarding her body statistics.
Maria Victoria Henao and Pablo Escobar love story is extraordinary. Maria’s brother was close to Pablo, and it is said that her brother introduced her to Pablo. Maria had the opportunity to meet Pablo on a different occasion. Soon, Maria and Pablo fell in love.
Maria and Pablo decided to marry but Maria’s parents were against the marriage due to the low profile of Pablo. However, it didn’t stop them to be together. In 1976, the opposition forced them to flee. The couple exchanged the wedding vow in March 1976. At that time, Pablo was 27 years, and Marie was just 15.
Maria’s husband was not loyal to Maria. Pablo had numerous affairs and had many mistresses. Pablo also had an affair with a journalist, Virginia Vallejo. Maria knew everything about his relationships, but she never abandoned him and stuck with him until his death.
Marie gave birth to first child, Juan Pablo Escobar (who later changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin) on 25 February 1977. After eights years later, Maria and Pablo welcomed their second child, a daughter named Manuela Escobar in 1984.
Sebastian Marroquin is now a grown-up and graduated in architecture. Sebastian already has a daughter. Maria and his son are renowned to the public but her daughter, Manuela Escobar didn’t come in front of the people. There no much information about her daughter on social sites.
Maria was married to Pablo for 17 years. Police shot her husband in 1993. After the death of Pablo, cops seized all his asset which left the family broke. Then, she flew to Columbia where the local police were following. Maria and her two kids flee away from their country after Pablo’s death.
Maria never stayed too long in one place. She changed locations from time to time such as Brazil, South Africa, Peru and many other countries.
Maria wanted to settle down permanently in a safe place but due to her husband’s criminal history family suffered a lot. Finally, after a long struggle, she managed to enter Argentina and settle there. She changed her name Maria Victoria Henao to Maria Isabel Santos Cabellero, and her children too had changed their names. Juan Pablo Escobar changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin and daughter, Manuela to Juana Manuela Marroquin Santos.
Sebastian also wrote a book named “Sins of My Father.”
In 2000, Maria was arrested along with her son, they were charged for money laundering. At that time, Columbian drug lords were in Uruguay and allegedly sending money to Maria. But Maria denied all the allegations and stated that she was just Pablo’s wife and she has nothing to do with his illegal business. However, Maria spent in jail for 15 months with her son. Eventually, both mother and son were released from prison.
Maria Victoria Henao changed her named to Maria Isabel Santos Cabellero to avoid the attention of police. Maria is currently residing in an apartment in Buenos Aires Argentina with her two kids and living a simple life like ordinary people.
However, Maria’s net worth is still under review. While her husband was alive, Maria looked after all her husband’s net worth. Her husband was the wealthiest criminal in the history who had a net worth of $30 billion.
Maria, being a widow of drug dealer, keeps herself away from social media. She does not have an account in social media websites. Perhaps, she wants to spend her time with her family only.