Victoria Eugenia Henao

Mrs Escobar
  • Mrs Escobar

  • **A Sunday Times Book of the Year**

    The closest you’ll ever get to the most infamous drug kingpin in modern history, told by the person who stood by his side

    The story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all time has fascinated the world. Yet the one person closest to him has never spoken out – until now. Maria Victoria Henao met Pablo when she was 13, eloped with him at 15, and despite his numerous infidelities and violence, stayed by his side for the following 16 years until his death. At the same time, she urged him to make peace with his enemies and managed to negotiate her and her children’s freedom after Pablo’s demise.

    On the 25th anniversary of Pablo’s death, the most intriguing character in the Escobar narrative is ready to share her story and reveal the real man behind the legend.

Victoria Eugenia Henao (Author) Victoria Eugenia Henao was only thirteen years old when she first met Pablo Escobar in her hometown of Envigado, Colombia. Married at fifteen, she was soon swept up in a terrifying world of violence and fear, as Pablo Escobar became the most feared drug lord in the world. After his death Victoria sought refuge in Argentina, where she resides today.