Maria Victoria Henao: Pablo Escobar Wife

Maria Victoria Henao is the widow of the once notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar.

She was married to him for seventeen years until the narco-terrorist was shot dead by police in 1993.

Maria led the life of a refugee, along with her children, after the death of her husband.

The police had charged her for being involved in the drug cartel which was later proved to be false.

Maria Victoria Henao photo
Maria Victoria Henao: Photo courtesy (Very Celeb)

Though she had a troubled life because of her husband’s bad reputation, she never left him nor did she work against her husband, upholding the morals of an ideal wife till the very end.

After having fought against all odds, Maria now resides in an apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maria Victoria Henao Age, Height and Net Worth

Maria’s 62 years old.

She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).

As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $550,000, while Pablo had an estimated net worth of over $30 billion at the time of his death.

Maria Victoria Henao Marriage With Pablo Escobar

Maria Victoria Henao was born in 1961 in Colombia.

Maria’s older brother worked with Pablo Escobar while he was still in his initial days of drug crime.

It is said that Maria’s brother had introduced her to Pablo.

Since her brother became an important member of Pablo’s small-scale illegal enterprise, Maria had the opportunity to meet him on various occasions.

Maria and Pablo Escobar photo
Maria and Pablo Escobar: Photo courtesy (

Soon, they fell in love and subsequently decided to tie the knot.

Maria’s family opposed the alliance, citing Pablo’s lower social status.

The opposition forced them to elope in 1976. While Pablo was 27 years old at the time of their wedding, Maria was just 15 years old.

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She gave birth to their first child, Juan Pablo Escobar, on 24 February, 1977. Their daughter, Manuela Escobar, was born in 1984.

Though Maria and Pablo were happily married, Pablo was involved in numerous affairs and had many mistresses.

His affair with a journalist named Virginia Vallejo is well-known and is also well-documented. Maria knew everything about this affair and also about Pablo’s other mistresses, but she never abandoned him.

Pablo Escobar and wife Maria
Pablo Escobar and wife Maria: Photo courtesy (very celeb)

While many suggest that Maria Victoria Henao tolerated all of Pablo’s debaucheries due to her unconditional love for him, Virginia, in her book “Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar,” proposes that Maria Victoria Henao was addicted to the lavish lifestyle she shared with Pablo.

Perhaps, Maria also knew that it would be almost impossible for her to take care of herself and her children without the support of her husband.

Also, since she had severed all ties with her family in order to marry Pablo, she couldn’t even seek the help of her family.

Maria Victoria Henao Present Life

Maria Victoria Henao resides in a discreet Buenos Aires apartment with her son and Pablo’s mother.

Staying inconspicuous is crucial to her, avoiding undue notice.

Her kids have gained recognition in their areas.

Daughter Manuela ensures privacy and avoids media.

She’s distanced herself from the family and her father remains unmentioned.

In contrast, Sebastian wrote “Pablo Escobar: My Father,” and is an architect and lecturer.

Maria Victoria Henao Career

Maria hasn’t shared any details with the public concerning her career, but it’s widely believed that she was her husband’s advisor, and that she helped him with his drug business.

In the series “Narcos”, based on her and Pablo’s lives, she’s depicted as a strong woman who often helped Pablo smuggle drugs.

Maria Victoria Henao Hobbies

Maria is an avid traveler who frequently explored the world with Pablo.

Colombia remains her preferred destination. Fashion-forward, she tracks the latest trends and shops regularly.

A book enthusiast, she’s devoured over 100 books, favoring history and romance, with “Guns, Germs, and Steel” as a top pick.

During leisure, she indulges in movies starring beloved actors Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter, like “The Godfather,” “Scarface,” and “Fight Club.”

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