Is Pablo Escobar wife Still Alive? Where Is She Now?

By Muhan Poudel | Updated on June 20, 2023
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    Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Victoria Henao (Escobar) always was alongside her most wanted criminal husband. When he died in 1993 people wondered if his wife Maria also died along with her husband. Is she still alive?

    In this article, we will dive deeper into her today’s alive or dead status and her late husband.

    Is Pablo Escobar’ Wife Still Alive Today in 2023?

    Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Victoria Henao is still alive in 2023 and living well. She has lived all her life being known as the wife of the drug lord Pablo Escobar. However, we cannot deny that she was a really loving wife to Pablo Escobar. She is 61 years as of 2023 and even today her recognition as a drug terrorist’s wife is still prevalent.

    Pablo Escobar's Wife is Still alive today in 2023
    Escobar’s wife is alive and healthy in 2023

    All her life, she stayed alongside her husband and loved him endlessly. In her book “Mrs. Escobar: My Life With Pablo”, she described Pablo as “He made me feel like a fairy princess and I was convinced he was my Prince Charming”.

    Her Husband Pablo Escobar Died In 1993

    Maria lost her husband Pablo Escobar in 1993 when she was 32. Pablo Escobar is a well-known name in the world of crime and drugs. He was known as the drug kingpin.

    The police attempted to arrest Pablo in 1993 but due to the situation, the scene turned into an exchange of gunfire. The police force was led by a police named Javier Pena who later on shot Pablo in the torso and feet. Shortly, he was then shot in the ear which immediately killed him.

    Pablo Escobar Wife Maria Escobar
    Maria married Pablo when she was just 15 years old

    The world celebrated Pablo’s death as he was a criminal but he had a family. Maria and her family mourned the death of the criminal as they always lived in fear thereafter.

    Maria Fled To Argentina After Pablo’s Death

    After her husband died, Maria picked up her children and fled away. The family then moved to Bueno Aires, Argentina, and even changed their names to ease their life.

    However, even in Argentina, Maria was still recognized as the widow of Pablo. Hence, life did not get any easier for the family. Her son Juan was arrested for money laundering and even she was arrested for false allegations. Following the release, Maria stayed out of the spotlight for many years, and in 2018 she released her book “Mrs. Escobar: My Life With Pablo”. 

    After that, Maria has been out of the public eye.

    Where Is Pablo Escobar Wife Now?

    Pablo Escobar’s wife is still living in Bueno Aires in 2023. She is now a grandmother and living a really low-profile life. Reports suggest she lives with her children and Pablo’s mother in an apartment.

    Maria Escobar in her book launch
    Maria Escobar wrote a book about her husband in 2018

    Even her children are not so much known to the public as they changed their names when their father died.

    Maria is still suffering the loss of her beloved husband as she stated in an interview in 2022. The interview was full of Maria’s heartfelt history and even after many years, her voice was full of pain. Well, it is expected as she was just a child of 12 years when she fell in love and 15 years old when she married Pablo.