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The wife of the notorious drug lord El Chapo is a former beauty queen who unwaveringly supports her husband

INSIDER Logo By Kelly McLaughlin of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 14: The federal trial against the infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is underway - and the kingpin's former beauty queen wife has been by his side through it all. American-born mother-of-two Emma Coronel Aispuro, 29, attended the first day of her 61-year-old husband's trial on Tuesday. Guzman pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges connected to claims that he built a multi-billion-dollar fortune by smuggling cocaine and other drugs across the Mexico-US border. After years on the run, Guzman was extradited to the United States last year and was held in solitary confinement in a high-security prison as he awaited trial, The Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, his wife - a former beauty queen - has been living a lavish life in Mexico, according to now-deleted and private Instagram posts seen by The New York Post.

The federal trial against the infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is underway - and the kingpin's former beauty queen wife has been by his side through it all.

American-born mother-of-two Emma Coronel Aispuro, 29, attended the first day of her 61-year-old husband's trial on Tuesday.

Guzman pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges connected to claims that he built a multi-billion-dollar fortune by smuggling cocaine and other drugs across the Mexico-US border.

After years on the run, Guzman was extradited to the United States last year and was held in solitary confinement in a high-security prison as he awaited trial, The Associated Press reported.

Meanwhile, his wife - a former beauty queen - has been living a lavish life in Mexico, according to now-deleted and private Instagram posts seen by The New York Post.

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