Mirtha Jung Is The Ex-Wife of Drug Trafficker George Jung: Untold Facts About Her

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Mirtha Jung Is The Ex-Wife of Drug Trafficker George Jung: Untold Facts About Her

Mirtha Jung is the ex-wife of George Jung. Her former husband George is one of the most notorious figures in the narcotics trade. Sources reports, that the former couple first met during one of their drug deals.

Their business partnership later turned into romance and eventually they tied the knot. The pair also welcomed a daughter, however, soon they parted ways.

But, ever since her divorce from her ex-hubby, Mirtha has kept most part of her life remains out of the media. So, let’s find out where is George Jung’s ex-wife Mirtha Jung now? In today’s episode, we will further talk about her net worth in 2022, life after her divorce from George, and a lot more.

Mirtha Jung and George Jung Failed Marriage: When did They First Meet?

Mirtha and George tied the knot in 1977. Sources suggest they first came across when both of them were doing a narcotics deal. Later on, they converted their partnership into a romance end up being married.

They led a happy matrimonial relationship for several years despite having around 10-years of age gap (Mirtha is younger). Still, the pair couldn’t remain married for a long time and separated during the 1980s.

How Did Their Martial Relationship End in Divorce?

They both were actively involved in the illicit trade for years; especially Mirtha’s hubby George. In 2001, the biographical crime movie Blow based on Geroge’s life was released. It also highlighted their marriage.

As per the film’s scene, Mirtha organized a 38th birthday party for Jung and also invited many other drug associates. The FBI and DEA raid the party and arrested George.

Around the same time, authorities found a kilogram of cocaine in George’s trunk and as a result, the drug trafficker was sent to jail for three years. Subsequently, Mirtha filed for divorce as well.

Mirtha Jung has a daughter with her husband George Jung

They have a daughter named Kristina Sunshine Jung, born on August 1, 1978. Mirtha who was a drug addict was consuming narcotics despite being pregnant with her daughter. Fortunately, her vice didn’t have any altered effect on the baby. Mirtha was later imprisoned for a few years for drug trafficking following her daughter’s birth.

George Jung with his daughter.
Kristina and her dad George Jung

Later on, their daughter Kristina was raised by her grandparents Frederick and Ermine Jung. According to the movie Blow, the ex-pair shared joint legal and physical custody of their daughter after their divorce.

The 43-year-old Kristina is now married to Roman Karan. The couple is also blessed with a daughter Athena Romina Karan (Mirtha Jung’s grandchild). Talking about her profession, Kristina is an entrepreneur and author.

Penelope Cruz Played Mirtha’s Character in the movie Blow

The film, Blow is based on George Jung’s life and it shows how a high school football player became a pivotal part of the Medellín Cartel. Johnny Depp played George’s role and Spanish actress Penélope Cruz appeared as his wife Mirtha in the movie.

Johnny Deep and Penélope Cruz are husband and wife on movie Blow.
Johnny Deep and Penélope Cruz. Source: Flickr

The movie grossed $83 million at the box office worldwide.

Has Mirtha Jung Remarried?

Mirtha has kept most of her personal life out of the public eyes. Due to her tendency to keep things to herself, there is no information on her second marriage. Furthermore, she has never gone public with any relationship after her separation from George Jung.

Her Ex-Husband George Jung is now Dating a New Partner

The former drug dealer is now in a happy relationship with his long-time partner Ronda Clay Spinello Jung. The two are dating for several years now. Some sources say the duo also got married but it is not confirmed as of yet.

Geroge’s rumored wife Ronda is quite active on Facebook and has also posted a number of photos with him. It looks like they are living a happy life.

George Jung is now in a relationship with Ronda Clay Spinello.
George Jung and Ronda Clay Spinello.
Source: Facebook

Talking more about his new partner Ronda, she was born in Rockford, Illinois. She attended Auburn High School, in her hometown. Ronda later graduated in science from Rock Valley College.

What Is Mirtha Jung Age? Her Early Life

Mirtha is aged 68 as of 2022. She was born Mirtha Calderon in Havana, Cuba, on December 3, 1952.  However, she has remained hush-hush on disclosing the detail about her family.

As far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is a Latino and belongs to American nationality.

Where is George Jung’s ex-wife Mirtha Jung now?

Mirtha currently resides in the United States. However, other details about her whereabouts are still under the cover. She is, however, neither active on any social media accounts be it Facebook or Instagram. So, it becomes much hard to trace more about her life.

What is Mirtha Jung Net Worth in 2022?

Mirtha and her ex-hubby George made a good fortune from the drug trade during the 1970s and the 1980s. As per estimation made by various online sources, her net worth is $500k in 2022.

On the other hand, her spouse George has a $10k net worth. He previously had millions of dollars during his time as a trafficker. He had earned that sum of money from his drug smuggling business, however, he has forfeited most of his riches.

At its peak, George used to earn $3 million to $5 million per day daily from the smuggling business in the 1970s.

A short description of Mirtha Jung’s Ex-Husband George Jung

He was born on August 6, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts. He played school football at Weymouth High School and completed his graduation in 1961. George later went to the University of Southern Mississippi to pursue a degree in advertising. He later dropped out of college and began selling marijuana.

George gradually became the right-hand of the Medellín Cartel, a major drug smuggling ring that originated in the city of Medellín. His business was at a peak during the 1970s and 1980s. Jung was responsible for over 85% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States.

He was arrested in 1994 after authorities caught him with 1,754 pounds of cocaine in Kansas. He then received a 60-year sentence but was released in June 2014.