George Jung, also named as Boston George and El Americano, is a 75-year old former drug trafficker and smuggler. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was one of the major people in the cocaine trade. The entire events of Jung's life were portrayed by Johnny Depp in his biopic titled Blow in 2001.
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— GEORGE JUNG (@THEGEORGEJUNG) January 20, 2015
The drug lord was married to ex-wife Mirtha Calderon, who later took her husband's surname Jung and has a daughter named Kristina Sunshine Jung. George got married to Mirtha in 1977, and the two were divorced 1984. According to Heightline, George is currently married to Ronda Clay Spinello Jung.
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Lots of people are interested in the life of George Jung. His early days, smuggling career and love-life were well illustrated in his biography Blow as well as in its film version. To know more about his marriage and children, continue to read below.
George Jung's marriage to ex-wife Mirtha Jung
Mirtha Jung is a private person. Her name became common in the mass due to her relationship with George. There were rumors about her death in the air but the rumors weren't true.
During 1974, George was involved in drug trafficking with Medellín Cartel. It is believed that it was at that time George had encountered the Cuban descendent Mirtha through Colombian cocaine contacts.
In the movie Blow, it is depicted that Mirtha was already the girlfriend of one of the smuggling partners of George before he charmed her with his persona and the two got into a love affair. In the movie, the character of Mirtha was played by the Spanish actress Penelope Cruz.
In 1977, George tied the knot with wife Mirtha. A year later Mirtha gave birth to daughter Kristina Sunshine Jung.
Mirtha Jung alongside her ex-husband George Jung
The wife Mirtha was actively involved in her husband's drug smuggling business. Due to her involvement, she was arrested a couple of time along with her husband. She was addicted to cocaine even after the birth of her child.
Her addiction led to several disputes between the husband and wife and the seven-year-long marriage ended in 1984 when George was behind the bars.
After the divorce, Mirtha has not been reported to have remarried. In addition, there are also no rumors of her being in any new relationships. Her ex-husband got remarried to Ronda Clay Spinello Jung but the facts of his second marriage haven't been disclosed.
George Jung and Mirtha Jung's daughter
On August 1, 1978, George and Mirtha became the parents of a beautiful daughter whom they named after George's father Christian Frederick Jung, Kristina Sunshine Jung. The 39-year-old is a poetess and a writer.
When the court sentenced George to 20-years imprisonment, Kristina was just 9-year-old. Her mother Mirtha took her custody and kept her away from her father's shadow.
— George Jung Official (@GeorgeJungOffi1) November 10, 2016