Relationship with George
Mirtha met George through his cocaine contacts in Colombia. She was just 24 years old then and 10 years younger to George. They dated each other for a few years before getting married in 1977. She gave birth to her daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung, on August 1, 1978.
Mirtha loved George dearly, but their relationship soured a few years after their marriage. Their drug-related lives ruined their marriage. They divorced soon after. Following the divorce, George married Ronda Clay Spinello. It is not known if Mirtha remarried or found another partner after her divorce. George lives with Ronda in San Diego.
Mirtha raised Kristina single-handedly. Kristina is now married to Romain Karan and is blessed with two children.
Mirtha was a drug addict. She continued to consume drugs even during her pregnancy. Despite being advised by doctors to quit drugs, Mirtha could not do so. She continued to consume drugs even after Kristina’s birth. Mirtha was soon accused of drug possession and was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment. While in prison, she made efforts to get rid of drugs and live a better life. All her endeavors were for Kristina, who was just 3 years old at that time. Mirtha was released in 1981 and has stayed away from drugs since then.
Mirtha and her husband worked with the 'Medellin Cartel.' During the 1970s and the 1980s, this cartel smuggled a massive amount of drugs to the US from Colombia.
The 2001 movie 'Blow' was based on the life of Mirtha’s husband. The movie boosted her popularity. Mirtha’s character was essayed by Spanish actor and model Penélope Cruz, while Johnny Depp portrayed George Jung. Mirtha was last seen in the media in 2001, around the time of the release of the film. She also gave an interview to a Texas newspaper back then.