Who was Pablo Escobar?
The first thing you should know is who Pablo Escobar is? He was “the king of cocaine” during the ’80s and controlled over 80% of the cocaine entering the U.S. You must be amazed to know that he was one of the wealthiest criminals in history with a net worth of $30 million.
Pablo Escobar Family
He was born on December 1, 1949, and was a Colombian criminal and was the head of the Medellin cartel. He married in 1976 and had an immense love for his family; his wife was Maria Victoria Henao, and he was just 15 when they got married. They had two kids; their son was Juan, and he was born in 1977. Their daughter, Manuela, was born in 1984.
Manuela’s life when Pablo was alive
Pablo was always a doting father, and when he was alive Manuela, lived an extravagant and lavish life. She was his only daughter and was his apple of the eye and lived like a princess. (See Why Do People Throw Beads at Mardi Gras?)
Instances that prove his extreme love
One example that would prove his love for Manuela, when Pablo was running from the police, and they were stuck in the middle of the mountains. Manuela started to become hypothermic, so he made a bonfire from the stack of money worth two million dollars to keep her warm.
There was another instance in which she asked Pablo for a unicorn, but that was not possible as they do not exist. Therefore, he asked his employees to make one by putting a horn to a horse’s head and a pair of wings.
Manuela’s life after Pablo’s death
She was just nine when his father died, and a lot of people were after their life as they wanted them out of the picture. They ran from country to country but did not get asylum. It was finally in Argentina; for some, they could live a normal life. She went to the school there, but then people got to know about their real identity, and she felt embarrassed; therefore, she stopped going to school and then her mother taught her at home.
She is the only family member who has never been accused of any crime, but she has been in depression and isolation for years. Since childhood, she had seen a lot and been attacked many times in which she even got injured. She is living under an assumed name along with her brother and his wife.
Where is she today?
As per the reports, she lives in Central North Carolina, where she works as an electrical engineer. She does not like being in the limelight. Thus, she maintains a low-key life. You might be surprised to know that she is not on any social networking site such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In fact, it has been revealed that she still lives in fear of his father’s enemies, because of which she is in depression and tried committing suicide a lot of times.