In a recent interview, El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro just can’t seem to understand why people are so obsessed with her husband. In her discussion with Telemundo, the spouse of the notorious drug kingpin insists he’s a “normal” and “simple” man.
She also went on to say that she has never personally witnessed him doing anything illegal and that is was “not fair” how the media made him “too famous,” blaming journalistic sensationalism for all of these claims about his involvement in dealing narcotics illegally.
She did, however, go on to say in the same interview that her husband, Joaquin Guzman (El Chapo’s just his not-a-drug-lord name) is interested in his trial, for the sole fact that he can clear the air about his business activities.
So, who is El Chapo’s wife?
Emma, 29, is an American-born beauty and the once official Coffee and Guava Queen of Sinaloa. She married Joaquin the day of her 18th birthday — he was 50 at the time. During the 11 plus years they’ve been married, she’s gone on record to display unwavering support for her husband, prompting many to call her the ultimate “ride or die.”
During their time together, Emma has had two children with Joaquin. Her interview with Telemundo is the first time she’s spoken publicly in more than two years. In the televised appearance, she discussed the fact that she’s never missed a day seeing her hubby in court. That’s some devotion right there.
You can keep up with Emma on Instagram.
If you’re into following alleged-Narcos‘ wives’ Instagram accounts then you’ll probably want to follow Emma’s page which, despite flaunting an impressive 571,115 followers (as of this writing), still doesn’t have verified status.
It might have something to do with the fact that she’s married to a known cocaine-trafficker, but it doesn’t make the photos she’s uploading less great. Behold the glory below.
El Chapo and Emma have twin girls.
Emma and El Chapo’s 7-year-old girls, Emali and Maria, were recently in the news. People were up in arms over the extravagant Barbie-themed birthday party Emma threw for the kiddos.
Emma isn’t El Chapo’s first wife.
Alejandrina Maria Salazar Hernandez married Joaquin Guzman in 1977. They had a small ceremony in Jesús María, Sinaloa, and had three children together. Their first son, Cesar, was unfortunately killed in 2012. He’s survived by his younger brothers, Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo. Jesus was kidnapped in 2016 during a celebration at La Lache restaurant, a hoitey-toitey spot. The gunmen who took him released him days later, probably because they realized it was better to not get on El Chapo’s bad side. This past September, Alfredo, 35, was also added to the DEA’s 10 Most Wanted List.
What do you think about Emma’s devotion to her husband? If you find it admirable that she’s sticking by him despite the fact that he’s (probably) the biggest drug lord in Mexico right now, then you’re probably of the Breaking Bad fanbase that was so vociferously against Skyler for not being cooler with the fact that her husband, Walter White, cooked meth. (h/t insider)