The American-Beauty Queen married to el-chapo
No wonder he was so desperate to bust out.
The young American-born wife of escaped drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is a former beauty queen who married the billionaire cartel boss as a teen.
Guzman, 60, met his small-town bride, Emma Coronel Aispuro, in 2006, when she was just 17.
The next year, Coronel was named the local Coffee and Guava Queen in the town of Canelas — but some have questioned if it was more than just sheer good looks that earned her the crown.
Hundreds of gunmen riding motorcycles swarmed into the town for a lavish party announcing her candidacy on June 6, 2007, The Daily Beast reported.
El Chapo himself showed up for the event — stepping out of a plane with an automatic weapon and his gun-toting entourage.
At the big bash, the couple announced their plans to marry on her 18th birthday — and Coronel ended up seizing the crown.
The now-25-year-old knockout, who was born in California and holds dual citizenship, fled to Lancaster, Calif., just outside Los Angeles, to give birth to twin girls at Antelope Valley Hospital on Aug. 15, 2011.
Because their mom is a US citizen and they were born in California, both girls have dual citizenship as well.
But her drug-lord hubby’s name is noticeably missing from LA County birth certificates for their two daughters — likely because the crime kingpin was wanted both in the United States and Mexico at the time.
Federal agents kept a close eye on Coronel as she traveled into California and back, even though no charges were ever brought against her, the Los Angeles Times reported.
But she does have family members with ties to her husband’s drug cartel — including an uncle who was Guzman’s former partner before being killed in a shootout with Mexican authorities in July 2010.
Coronel has kept quiet since Guzman escaped from the maximum-security Altiplano prison outside Mexico City on Saturday night.