Who is the wife of Colombian president Gustavo Petro? children

Who is the wife of Colombian president Gustavo Petro? children

Born as Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, Gustavo Petro currently serves as the president of Colombia. Besides his political career, he is an economist, business expert and former M19 armed guerrilla movement member. For the first time in the history of Colombia, he became the first left-wing president. His political career started in the age of 17. In 1977, he became part of the guerrilla group 19th of April Movement. On 30 October 2011, he was elected as a local mayor. Eventually, in 2022, he defeated Rodolfo Hernández Suárez in the second round and served as the president of Colombia. He won with a 50.44 per cent margin. Today in this topic, we’ll talk about Gustavo Petro wife, children and other details.

Who is the wife of Gustavo Petro?

The Colombian President Gustavo Petro is a married man. He celebrated marriage in 2003 with his 3 years of dating partner and current wife Verónica Alcocer. It has been 20 years of other relationships; they are doing well in their conjugal life.

Gustavo Petro, after winning the election
Gustavo Petro, after winning the election
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Who is Verónica Alcocer García?

Verónica Alcocer Garca was born on May 26, 1976 in Sincelejo, Colombia’s northern Sucre province. She was raised in a wealthy right-wing family. However, her family were a bit conservative. While talking to the Elite, she mentioned:

“Imagine yourself an increasingly well-known politician, how are women not going to approach him? There are people who have grabbed my husband’s member in front of me (…) Yes. It’s unfriendly, I don’t like it. (…) When I was jealous, I pouted, I changed my gesture. But not anymore. Absolutely not.

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Verónica Alcocer García with her husband
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The First Lady attended the Corporacion Universitaria del Caribe in Sincelejo to study law, although she never received a degree. In 2000, Garcia, then 24 years old, met Petro, who had come to Sincelejo to attend a conference at her institution.

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Gustavo Petro previous relationship. children

Gustavo Petro married thrice in his life. Before celebrating her wedding with Garcia, she hitched with 2 more women. He celebrated his first marriage at the age of 26. He married his college sweetheart, Katia Burgos. Their relationship did not go well. They legally separated after some years of marriage.He has a son with his first wife.

After getting divorced from Katia, he married Mary Luz Herrán, who is 10 batch junior to him. The couple stayed together for 15 years before legally splitting up in 2003. He has a son and a daughter from Mary Luz Herran.

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Do Gustavo Petro and Verónica Alcocer Garcia have kids

No they do not have kids together. Veronica has one child from his previous relationship. Gustavo Petro elder son Nicolas is also a politician. On July 29, 2023, Nicolas and his former spouse  Daysuris Vásque arrested for money laundering.


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