For knowing about Maria Victoria Henao, a.k.a TATA we will have to start from 8 yr old Pablo. I believe Pablo doesn’t need any flashy introduction. Pablo Emilio Escobar, shortened as Pablo Escobar was born on 1 December 1949 in Rionegro, Colombia. He was the third child among the seven children of Jesus Dari Escobar and Hermilda Gaviria. Pablo was raised in a nearby town named Medellin which later became the hub of the infamous Medellin cartel. Pablo made his way to the top by his own struggle and fights.
The life of escobar family came again to limelight after the success of Netflix series Narcos. Recently Maria Victoria Henao A.K.A Tata was seen giving an interview on Escobar to a canadian media. The interview was arranged by Escobar’s son John Escobar. In the interview, TATA has opened herself up about the life with the drug lord. As of today, Tata and her son John are living as refugees in Canada.
Maria Victoria Henao A.K.A TATA – Life Before and After Pablo Emilio Escobar
Maria Victoria Henao came from a humble colombia middle class family. Little is known about TATA’s life because of her conserved nature. As per the records available, Maria met the kingpin through her brother Carlos Henao who was working with Escobar. Escobar at that time was trying to establish his name in illegal drug trafficking. Carlos Henao was kidnapped and killed 6 months before Pablo’s death. Carlos Henao played a major role in Escobar led drug cartel.
In the intial stages, Maria’s family was against her relationship with Escobar. Her family was suscipious about Escobar as he got rich within a short span of time.
Despite huge age difference between Escobar and herself, he found love in Escobar. In her memoir; Mrs. Escobar : My life with Pablo she confirmed that Pablo was her only love. As Maria says, Pablo has put in a lot of effort to seduce her by gifting costly gifts. Both got married in the year 1976 against their families wishes. After their marriage, there were speculations that Maria was involved in the drug lord’s activities as a criminal mastermind but this is not true. Henao claims that for the first several years of their marriage, her husband didn’t tell her what he worked for a living. She immediately realized, however, that he might be involved in some shady business.
As far as the records says, Maria was very much loyal to Pablo, but Pablo had multiple relations and this have fractured their relationship. Pablo had kids with Victoria Vallejo a colombian journalist. It is believed that Maria nor her son John has never been able to get the assets left behind by Pablo as most of the assets were seized by the government following Pablo’s death.
Maria Victoria Henao – Pablo Escobar’s Wife Net Worth
Maria Victoria Heno is claimed to have a total net worth around $ 4,45,000. After Pablo’s death both Maria and her son John were on the run as they were chased by both police and other rival cartels. Both Germany and Mozambique denied asylum and they eventually settled in Argentina. She and her family were arrested in Argentina for allegedly involving in Money Laundering, later they were released. They are currently leading a silent life in Argentina.