Emma Coronel is the woman you know as the wife of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman –the feared Mexican drug lord.
In recent years Emma’s increase in popularity has made her somewhat of a media star and though she tries to keep things as private as possible one thing is for sure, she has been consistent in showing support for El Chapo -one of the biggest, and most brutal, drug and crime syndicates in the world.
Check out interesting facts about her.
#1 She is a US citizen
Emma Coronel Aispuro was born July 3, 1989; the brunette is a California native having been born near San Francisco. However she was raised in Durango, a remote state town in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico.
#2 She was born into the drug world
Emma Coronel Aispuro was born to parents, Ines Coronel Barreras and Blanca Estela Aispuro. Her father, Ines Coronel Barreras –is a cattle rancher and a former high-ranking leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, currently serving a ten-year sentence for drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms.
#3 She was a teenager when she fell for El Chapo
Emma was in her teens when she was swept away by El Chapo. At the time, an aspiring beauty queen, she was competing in the local Coffee and Guava Festival in 2007. El Chapo who became infatuated with her beauty made sure the then 17-year-old won the tittle.
#4 She is the mother of her children
Emma and Guzman wedded on her 18th birthday. Since then, she gave birth to twin girls in 2011. She named them, María Joaquina and Emali Guadalupe. The children were born in LA and their father’s name was left blank on the birth certificate.
#5 She has appeared on TV speaking on behalf of El Chapo
During her first TV appearance, Emma seemed somber and feeling sorry for her husband as she spoke about him saying “They [the guards] don’t let him sleep, and he has no privacy, not even to go to the bathroom,”
The mom of two has also claimed El Chapo is the true love of her life.
#6 She lives a lavish lifestyle
During her husband’s trial, Aispuro has been seen out and about. The stunner lived in luxury while she attended her husband’s New York trial, staying at the deluxe Tillary Hotel and flanked by round-the-clock security because her husband’s lawyers said they feared for her safety. El Chapo has an estimated $14 billion in assets.
#7 Since El Chapo’s arrest she’s bee a constant in his trial
Emma has been showing up in his ongoing trial. El Chapo was arrested in Mexico on February 22, 2014, but escaped from prison on July 11, 2015. He was caught early in 2016 and was extradited to the US in January 2017. He is currently facing federal trial on charges of plotting the international drug trade beyond Mexican borders.
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