Who Is El Chapo's Wife? New Details On Emma Coronel Aispuro

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Who Is El Chapo's Wife? New Details On Emma Coronel Aispuro

As El Chapo's trial began in Brooklyn this week, plenty of attention was on his wife, 29-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro. The brunette beauty is the wife of the infamous drug lord, AKA Joaquín Guzmán, 61. Frequently dubbed a Kim Kardashian lookalike, the former beauty queen has attracted media attention for her good looks and lavish lifestyle.

Coronel has displayed unwavering support for her infamous husband throughout his arrest and trial, and has continued to garner attention this week for her stylish appearance in court. Dressed in a sleek black ensemble complete with a chic suit jacket and black stilettos, Coronel's appearance in court Tuesday was "head-turning," reports the New York Post

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So who is El Chapo's wife? Here's everything you need to know about Emma Coronel Aispuro, the young wife of one of the most feared drug lords in the world. 

1. American beauty 

Despite Coronel's reputation as the "Mexican Kim Kardashian," the dark-haired beauty is actually American-born. Coronel was born near San Francisco in 1989. She grew up in Canelas, Durango, a small rural town in northwestern Mexico. 

2. Beauty queen 

As a teen in rural Mexico, Coronel was crowned the Coffee and Guava Queen in a local beauty pageant, a title El Chapo allegedly helped her secure — possibly by nefarious means. According to Newsweek, some reports suggest the drug lord bribed judges to crown his future bride with the top title.


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3. Teen bride 

Coronel wed her infamous husband on her 18th birthday, July 2, 2007. The couple met the previous year at a party hosted by Coronel's father. "I would say what won me over was his way of talking, how he treated me, the way we began to get along — first as friends and from that came everything else," Coronel said in a 2016 Telemundo special. According to Fox News, Coronel is believed to be Guzmán’s "third or fourth" wife.


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4. Family biz 

Coronel met her notorious husband through her father, Inés Coronel Barreras, a cattle rancher and drug lord with the Sinaloa Cartel. "She is the daughter of another Mexican drug trafficker, so she was brought up in the business," a former DEA official told Fox.

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5. Mother of two 

The former beauty queen gave birth to twin daughters in the summer of 2011. El Chapo allegedly arranged for his wife to travel to California ahead of the twins' arrival so she could give birth on US soil. Newsweek reports that authorities tracked Coronel to Lancaster, California, where she gave birth, but she was not arrested.

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6. Devoted wife 

Throughout El Chapo's arrest and trial, Coronel has remained supportive of her husband, one of the world's most notorious living criminals. Since his most recent arrest in 2016, Coronel has publicly come to her husband's defense, advocating for his rights and pleading for his fair treatment behind bars in her Telemundo interview. 

Coronel's Twitter, which was last active in August 2017, features frequent mentions of her husband. "I could never forget you, not after loving you so much," she tweeted in January 2017, shortly after her husband was extradited to the US from Mexico.

7. Plea for privacy

Although the beauty queen was once well-known for frequent posts on two Instagram accounts bearing her name, she has asked for privacy in the wake of her husband's highly-publicized trial. "I want to clarify that I don’t have any social media sites and that I am not the one who is posting those pages,” she wrote in a recent letter to the Mexican press, according to the New York Post. “I never wanted to be in a situation to have my life exposed. I am not interested in exposing my life in front of millions of people who I don’t know,” she continued, adding, "I ask what I have always shown everyone, and that is respect." Coronel specifically requested privacy for her daughters, who she says, "don't really understand" the media frenzy surrounding the trial. 

Kayla Kibbe is a writer wrapping up her final semester at Connecticut College where she is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. She covers trending celebrity and entertainment news, love and relationships, and astrology.

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