Love gives you high, and love makes you sober.

If there is one person whose life can be related to this characteristic of love, then she is Mirtha Jung. Her love for husband gave her the high and her love for daughter made her sober.

Mirtha Jung gained the popularity as the ex-wife of the drug lord, George Jung. But the fame has done her no good except giving the curious internet surfers an urge to explore about her life.

Here are some wiki/facts about Mirtha Jung from her relationship with George Jung to her real life.

1. Mirtha Jung Bio (Age): Ethnicity, Nationality

Mirtha Jung’s exact age is not in the record, but she is probably in her mid-sixties regarding age and celebrates her birthday on 3rd December. She was born as Mirtha Calderon and possesses Cuban heritage.

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There is large information void in Mirtha's life, as not only has her year of born remained hidden but also where she was born. She currently resides in The United States irrespective of her birth nation, with the precise location private.

2. Married Life With George Jung Intoxicated Mirtha Jung

Sometimes, the feelings become too significant that one doesn’t even realize when he/she goes from falling for someone to falling into the dark pit of the very someone’s influence.

Mirtha’s subconscious hibernated perhaps when she fell for the drug lord or else what on earth would let an aspiring independent young woman go crazy for the man who had been recognized as a drug lord and was responsible for 85% of drug smuggling in the 70’s and 80’.

Mirtha met George through one of his Columbian cocaine contacts when he was a Medellin Cartel smuggler.

The two hit it off real quick and decided to get married on 22 March 1997. They lived their married life in bliss, and after about a year of tying knots, they welcomed a daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung on 1 August 1978.

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As a drug lord’s wife, there was seldom any chance that Mirtha would have stayed clean. The drug made her incapable of thinking the right thing as she couldn’t quit irrespective of experiencing motherhood in the first year of marriage. She became a part of the trafficking group alongside her husband and even had to serve three years in prison.

3. Mirtha’s Daughter Changed Everything

Kristina Sunshine Jung was too innocent to have born to parents worthy of imprisonment. She deserved better. And at one point, Mirtha realized this. Good for her that ever since the realization she has not looked back. She moved on for the sake of her daughter.

Mirtha had enough of George and finally called quits after seven years on 9 July 1984. Her contaminated relationship doomed for good.

Kristina has enormous respect towards her mother who cleaned herself and stayed sober in order to save her daughter. She expressed her gratitude through an Instagram post in 2017 on the occasion of Mirtha’s birthday. The post pictured her with father while the mother was nowhere to be seen.

Father And Daughter: Mirtha Jung's daughter seems close to father George Jung. (Photo: eceleb-gossip)

As hinted by Kristina, Mirtha is probably preparing to publish a book based on her real life and has remained clean for 20 years now.

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As of now, Mirtha is living her life in privacy where her ex-husband has remarried and lived in San Diago, away from the drug. Only a few people dare to quit the addiction and relive a sober life. Those you do become inspirations. And Mirtha happens to be one of the select few.

4. What Is Mirtha Jung's Net Worth?

The Jung family drew enough attention that a movie was created based on their real life. The movie was titled Blow and was released in 2001, which starred Johnny Depp in the role of her father, George Jung. 

There is no revelation of Mirtha’s net worth till 2018, but her ex- husband’s net worth is $10,000 while that of her daughter is $250,000.