Mirtha Jung came into the limelight when her story was made into biopic entitled, Blow, that aired in 2001. She, her husband and her young daughter were also part of the movie. To know more about Mirtha Jung, here are some wikis; revealing details about her age, relationship with ex-husband George Jung, and their children.
Mirtha Jung's Married Life With George Jung
Mirtha was married to the infamous drug dealer named, George Jung. He was involved in the U.S cocaine trade in the ’70s and ’80s. Mirtha is also a known drug addict. She kept on using drugs even during her pregnancy and the after-birth of her daughter.
Mirtha has spent around 3 years in prison for drug involvement. While her time there in prison, she worked towards getting clean and removing her habit of drug addiction for the sake of her three-year-old daughter. Mirtha was released in 1981 from the prison and has not taken drugs since then as said by her daughter.
Mirtha and George first met through one of her husband’s Columbian contacts. During that time she was only 24 years old. Despite substantial age differences of 10 years between the duo, they fell for each other and went to be the example of the phrase, “age doesn’t matter in love.”
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The duo even got married on 22 March 1977. After one year, they welcomed their first girl named, Kristina Jung on 1 August 1978. Though the pair, initially, was in a heavenly relationship, they couldn’t last their marital life; after seven years, they ended their relationship with a divorce in 1978.
Mirtha Jung's ex-husband George Jung with their daughter, Kristina (Photo: celebliveupdate.com)
Mirtha's story as a wife of a convicted drug dealer was filmed in the American biographical crime film, Blow. The very movie was based on her former husband, George and focused on how a mall town-boy amassed $100 million with the Medellín Cocaine Cartel and lost it all. Moreover, the duo's on and off relationship is also shown in the movie.
George just like his wife Mirtha was arrested in 1994 with 1,754 pounds of cocaine in Topeka, Kansas for which he was sentenced for 60 years of prison. He was released from prison in November 2014, but in December of 2016, he was again arrested for parole violation. George finally got off the prison after completing his punishment in July of 2017. He has been staying away from the hands of law since then.
As of now, Mirtha is miles away from the spotlight and has been enjoying her private life. However, her former husband, George Jung is sharing a legal business with their daughter, Kristina, who is now the mother of two children.
Mirtha Jung’s Net Worth
She belongs to the Cuban-American ethnicity and holds American nationality. Though her exact birth year and age is not known, it is said that she celebrates her birthday every year on December 3 whereas, some claim that she was born on August 3.
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As for her net worth, Mirtha worked in association with her former husband, George. Since she stays very low key and rarely gives out information on her personal life, her net worth is still under the covers.
Nevertheless, her daughter, Kristina who is an entrepreneur and actress is estimated to have the net worth of $150K as a former member of the Medellin Cartel.