In VH1’s docu-series Cartel Crew, cameras document the lives of eight little children of drug cartel members. Viewers get to witness how these descendants of former drug lords take care of their legacy when their dad and mom have severe connections within the cartel. The present, set in Miami, follows its forged as they attempt to change their lives and steer away from the drug life.
This crew’s chief is Michael Corleone Blanco, the youngest son of the “Cocaine Godmother” Griselda Blanco. He left the drug life after 33 years following his mom’s assassination, however there’s much more to Blanco than meets the attention.
Blanco has a girlfriend who’s additionally featured on the present and her identify is Marie Ramirez De Arellano. Ramirez De Arellano led her personal lifetime of crime earlier than she and Blanco determined to give up the drug scene and jump-start their lives in model new instructions.
Since her father usually stored quiet about his enterprise dealings (and due to her relationship with Blanco), she misplaced contact with lots of her family members. Preview clips from Cartel Crew foreshadow what’s to come back, hinting that Ramirez De Arellano’s previous might come again to chunk her episodes down the highway. Now that she’s entered the world of actuality TV, it’s a secure wager to guess that a few of her household’s soiled laundry is about to be aired out.
In a clip from the present, Ramirez De Arrellano informed the digicam, “Being with Michael hasn’t been simple. Ever since I informed my father who I used to be with, my household utterly minimize me off. They don’t perceive why I might be with Griselda Blanco’s son, and now this little household that Michael and I’ve constructed is all I’ve left. If Michael decides to depart me sooner or later or if God forbid he goes again to jail, what do I’ve? Nothing.”
Ramirez De Arellano stays dedicated to her relationship with Blanco and helps him run his enterprise, Pure Blanco. (“I had a dream and it took God to make it so,” Blanco informed TMZ.) The model affords males’s and girls’s clothes together with equipment like hats, totes, and drinkware, all celebrating the life and legacy of his mom Giselda.
After some consideration, Ramirez De Arellano determined to additionally get on board with the VH1 present and open up about her life.
“I’ve at all times been very non-public with my life as a result of that’s how I used to be taught. So when this introduced itself, yea, I had some ideas however then it was like why not? Let me be part of this and let me expose my life as to how I grew up as a result of there are individuals like me on the market,” she stated. “It took a number of emotion, a number of dissecting our previous, regression. It kinda hit us emotionally and in numerous methods. I discovered extra about myself all through this challenge. It opened a number of wounds for me, and it truly motivated me to inform my story and transfer on from my previous.”
Cartel Crew airs Monday nights on VH1 at 9 p.m.
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