Maria Victoria Henao was the wife of late Pablo Escobar who was the drug lord. He was the richest drug criminal at that time which made her life a mixture of extravagance and misery as she faced a lot of troubles in her life due to her husband’s bad reputation. She is widely known as the window of a Colombian narco-terrorist, Pablo. Despite his criminal background and extramarital affairs, she remained by his side through thick and thin. She was married to Escobar until he was shot dead in 1993. Afterward, Henao led a miserable life along with her two children.
She was born in Colombia, in the year 1961. She hails from Colombia. Mario’s elder brother worked with Escobar when he was at the early stage of his small-scale drug enterprise. Her brother became the important member of his drug crime when Pablo met her when she was her tender age of 13. Love blossomed between the two and they decided to tie the knot but her father was not agreed with this marriage due to his lower social status. This forced the love-struck couple to elope when Maria was just 15 years old teenager. On the other hand, Escobar was at the age of 27 when he got married to Henao. The couple welcomed their first child after one year of their marriage in 1977. Maria spent seventeen years of her life with drug lord Pablo Escobar before he was shot dead by Colombian Police in 1993.
While Maria Victoria Henao spent a life of millionaire being a wife of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar but she was also a fashion designer and businesswoman. She is not known by her career rather than she is known to the world as Mrs. Escobar. Pablo ran Medline Cartel that smuggled more than 80% of drugs into the United States of America in the 70’s and 80’s.
Relationship with Pablo Escobar:
Maria’s relationship with her budding criminal husband was great but he was involved in several extramarital affairs and had had many mistresses. His affair with a renowned journalist, Virginia Vallejo made the headlines in mainstream media but Henao stuck by his side despite knowing everything about her husband’s well-known affair and his other mistresses.
This thing sparked many speculations about Maria as most of the people think that she loves his husband unconditionally that made her bear Escobar’s flaws. Virginia Vallejo wrote in her book ‘Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar’ that “Henao was addicted to the extravagant lifestyle that she had with the drug lord”.
Maria Victoria Henao’s Net Worth:
Maria decided to lead the life under a shadow after the death of her husband, so there is no information about her profession and net worth. However, her husband was one of the richest criminals in the world at that time with an estimated net worth of $30 billion.
Maria Victoria Henao is now 56 years old and currently living in Buenos Aires along with her family. Maria changed her name to María Isabel Santos Caballero to hide her identity from the world after the demise of her husband.