The Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar revived his popularity after Netflix aired its first episode back in 2015. Pablo’s wife Maria Victoria Henao was known as Tata Escobar in Netflix’s TV series Narcos.
If you have watched the TV episode, you would already know about Pablo’s long-suffering wife Tata Escobar. In this article, we will try to figure out and find five interest facts about real life Tata Escobar.
Who played Tata Escobar in Narcos?
Paulina Gaitán Ruíz played the role of Tata Escobar in the Narcos. She is a Mexican actress and producer who is known for Sin Nombre. Sin Nombre was released back in 2009.
Paulina Gaitan is born in Mexico City back on February 19, 1992. She started at the age of 9 and at the age of 12, she had an important role in Innocent Voices.
Who is Tata Escobar in real life?
Tata Escobar is not the real-life name of Pablo Escobar’s wife. Her name in the TV series has been changed in order to maintain her privacy and keep her identity unknown. Her exact name in real life is Maria Victoria Henao. Maria married Pablo when she was 15 years old. Pablo was 26 years old when they met.
Here are some facts about TABA Escobar and her real life.
Tata Escobar is the hypothetical name used for Pablo Escobar in the Netflix TV series Narcos. Her real name is Maria Victoria Henao. She was married to Pablo when she was 15 years old. They met when she was 13 years old and Pablo was 24 years old. Pablo Escobar is 11 years older than Tata Escobar.
The famous Mexican actress Paulina Gaitan played the role of Tata Escobar in the Television series. She has appeared in different famous movies one of which is Sin Nombre back in 2009.
Paulina Gaitan was born on February 19, 1992.
Maria Victoria Henao (Tata Escobar), proclaimed her own husband. Meaning that they were in love before getting married. She was 13 years old when she met Pablo, very young. They married two years later when she was just 15 years old. Her husband Pablo Escobar was 26 years old when they married. It is said that Pablo was not truly honest with Tata Escobar as the Cocaine lord is believed to have other relationships as well.
Tata Escobar’s family was not happy with her marriage with Pablo, because the Henoa family believed that Pablo was socially inferior. So they eloped for their marriage.
However, when speaking publicly, Tata Escobar (Maria Victoria Henao), recalls her husband to be caring and a family man.
Tata Escobar’s brother Carlos Arturo Henao was also part of Pablo Escobar’s illegal trade. He was gunned down in a gangster style six month before Pablo’s death.
While the entire world was celebrating Pablo Escobar’s death on December 2, 1993, Tata Escobar, along with her children fled away to live a normal life.
It is believed that Tata Escobar, being Pablo’s wife, one of the deadliest and most influential drug lord, was involved in illegal actions. There were claims that she bought a gun and carried for her safety. It was even shown in Narcos that she had a gun. However, in an interview, her son Sebastian Marroquin claimed that her mother never had a gun. Sebastian also claims that Narcos is more hypothetical than real.
The picture above is from one of the scenes in the episode where Tata Escobar is seen with a gun. However, in her real life, she never carried a gun, according to her son.
She had one son and one daughter with Pablo Escobar. The eldest son Sebastián Marroquín was born in 1977 while the youngest one, while their daughter Manuela Escobar was born in 1984, seven years after the birth of Sebastian. Pablo died when his youngest son Manuela was just nine years old.
Soon after Pablo’s death, the cocaine market was dominated by the Cali Cartel, Pablo’s enemy. This was why Tata Escobar fled away from the country in real life to protect her children.
Tata Escobar’s parents were Carlos Henao Vallejo and his wife Leonor Zuleta. Her parents were against her marriage, so she was not connected after her marriage with Pablo.
About Tata Escobar’s husband Pablo Escobar
Pablo Escobar was born on December 1, 1949. He died one day after his birthday on December 2, 1993. He was 43 years old when Pablo died. His net worth was estimated around $30 Million back in 1993 before his death. That value is estimated to be around $60 Million as of 2017 which makes him one of the richest drug lord.
He was born in Rionegro, Colombia and died in Medellín, Colombia.
His parents were Hermilda de los Dolores Gaviria Berrío and Abel de Jesús Escobar Echeverri.
His group was responsible for almost 80% of the cocaine that was imported in the United States during his height.