The Pablo Escobar Family Tree
Pablo came from a very poor and impoverished family and like many young men in the region, became a criminal due to the desperate living conditions.
But his kids didn’t have to live a life of poverty – according to many sources, their father loved and lavished them with wealth.
He had two kids with his wife Maria Victoria Henao: Juan Pablo/Sebastian Escobar and Manuela Escobar. Details about their early life are scarce, but it’s likely that they lived and moved between one of Pablo’s many properties in Colombia and the US.
It’s also possible that Pablo Escobar may have had other children since he had plenty of relationships with other women aside from Maria. But outside of the two women that have stepped forward (journalist Virginia Vallejo in 2007 and Griselda Blanco in 2013), no one else has claimed to be his heirs.
Is Pablo Escobar Alive Right Now?
Pablo Escobar died of gunshot wounds on December 2nd 1993, over 25 years ago.
Where Are The Siblings Today?
It seems like one of Pablo’s two legitimate children has managed to stay out of the limelight, but thankfully, both are living very different lives from their father.
There’s not a lot of information about the whereabouts of Manuela Escobar; no Instagram, no Facebook, and no Twitter either! Pablo Escobar’s daughter has largely stayed off social media and is living a quiet life. The few reports we have of her say she went in hiding with her mother after Pablo’s death and is now living under an assumed name.
This might be because Manuela has always been the target of her father’s enemies. According to her brother, Manuela got caught up in one of the many attempts to kill her father when she was young. She survived with only minor injuries, but they kept her location and identity secret after that incident.
All this pressure had a drastic effect on her life. Manuela constantly lives in fear of being killed by her father’s old enemies, many of which are still operating back in Colombia. According to reports, she’s developed depression and anxiety about her experiences, but she’s still trying to live a normal life despite all of it.
Juan Pablo Escobar
On the other hand, Pablo Escobar’s son has not shied away from the spotlight. He changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin (from Juan Pablo Escobar Henao) and has been very vocal about his father’s legacy. He was the subject of a 2009 documentary called Sins of My Father, where he talks about the impact his father’s actions have had on his life.
Sebastian also released a book in 2014 titled Pablo Escobar, My Father. He donated all to Colombian charity projects, in addition to other philanthropic organisations. He’s also helped take care of his sister Manuela and their mother, doing his best to protect them against reprisal from his father’s enemies.
Aside from that, he’s regularly gone on TV and media to help the people his father’s activities had hurt. He’s very involved in rehabilitation and charity projects in Colombia, seeking to fix the many problems that made his father turn to crime in the first place.
What Happens To Them Now?
As to what’s next for Pablo Escobar’s children, no one can say. Maria Victoria and Sebastian Marroquin have tried making up for Pablo’s actions, but wounds may run a little too deep for those affected by his crimes. And while he’s seen as a folk hero in Colombia, not everyone views him – or his family – in a positive light.
We can only hope that everyone understands that the children aren’t their father.