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El Chapo Isn't Actually Legally Married To His Wife, According To New Revelation

El Chapo Isn't Actually Legally Married To His Wife, According To New Revelation

The 'wife' of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman claims she never legally married him in a new book

The wife of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has claimed she's not actually married to him.

In a new book which is set to be released on 25 January, Emma Coronel Aispuro says that they never legally wed.

This means that El Chapo is actually still married to his first wife who he tied the knot with in 1977.


In the book - titled Emma and the Other Narco Women - Ms Aispuro says that she was married to Guzmán 'under the law of the divine' back in July 2007 - the day she turned 18.

Author Anabel Hernández verified that this is, in fact, true last year but that apparently didn't stop El Chapo, 64, from managing to persuade a local priest to conduct a religious ceremony for him and Aispuro, who is now 32.

Aispuro passed on details of her big day, explaining that they had a celebration afterwards with their families. However, guests who attended the wedding said that the get together was 'enormous', outlining that the governor of Sinaloa was present as well as members of the army and local politicians.

El Chapo.

Aispuro's drug lord 'hubby' - who she has 10-year-old twin daughters with - managed to keep his work hidden from her despite being a fugitive.

According to the New York Post, she told Anabel Hernández: "It’s only after it came out in the news that we had gotten married that I started to figure out what was going on with him, although I didn’t really give it that much importance."

She added: "I was all of 18 years old after all."

Last year, Aispuro was arrested on drug trafficking charges and later pleaded guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire.


The charges included knowingly and wilfully conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for several years. 

She also pleaded guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy charge and to engaging in transactions with a foreign narcotics trafficker.

She was sentenced to three years behind bars and told Hernández how she's extremely devoted to her partner.

As Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Guzman ran a cartel responsible for smuggling cocaine and other drugs into the United States during his 25-year reign, prosecutors said. 

They also explained that his 'army of sicarios' or 'hit men' was under orders to kidnap, torture and kill anyone who got in his way.

The prosecutor, Anthony Nardozzi, said Aispuro had 'aided and abetted' the Sinaloa cartel’s objectives to smuggle drugs into the US and helped to import more than 450,000 kilograms of cocaine, 90,000 kilograms of heroin, 45,000 kilograms of methamphetamine and about 90,000 kilograms of marijuana.

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Topics: News, US News, El Chapo