Verónica Alcocer García Biography

Verónica Alcocer García is the First Lady of Colombia in office since August 7, 2022, as she is the wife of the President of the Republic of Colombia Gustavo Petro. Her profession is that of a lawyer and an activist.

Early Life

Verónica Alcocer García was born on May 26, 1976, in a wealthy conservative family in Sincelejo, in the department of Sucre in North Columbia.  She is the daughter of the lawyer Jorge Emilio Alcocer and Elisabeth Garcia. Even her family had political backgrounds as his grandfather, Eustorgio Alcocer was the mayor and his father was in the Conservative Party. She grew up with two siblings and by religion, she is a Catholic. Her nationality and mother tongue are Colombian and Spanish respectively. She did her schooling at a local school and she recalls living in school by day and convent by night. She later did her graduation in Law at the University Corporation of the Caribbean, Columbia, where she met her now husband.

Verónica Alcocer García Career

Verónica is a Colombian lawyer but besides being a lawyer, she has also worked as an activist, politician, and philanthropist. Her career as an activist began when she accompanied Petro during his presidential candidacies. When Gustavo served as mayor of Bogotà, she was a close advisor to him. Being a philanthropist, she also actively takes part in social activism. She has undertaken various aid programs for children, adolescents, and elder citizens. She is now the First Lady of Colombia as her husband, Gustavo Petro was elected as the President of the Republic of Columbia on August 7, 2022. He was earlier the Senator of The Republic of Colombia two times and the Mayor of Bogotà once.

Social Media

Verónica has a verified Instagram account with over 370k+ followers. She is very active on her account and has updated her followers with pictures and posts of the campaigns. She recently posted a celebration picture of her and her husband. Verónica also has had a Twitter account since January 2022, for the professional display of the campaigns and ideas. She has a massive following of 250k+ followers on her Twitter account.

Verónica Alcocer García Biography

Real Name Verónica del Socorro Alcocer de Petro
Birth Date 26 May 1976
Age (as of 2022) 46 Years
Birth Place Sincelejo , Sucre , Colombia
Profession Lawyer , Philanthropist
College Caribbean University Corporation
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 61 kg  –  in Pounds –  134 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green


Father Jorge Emilio Alcocer
Mother Elisabeth Garcia

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Gustavo Petro
Children Three (Sofia Petro, Antonella Petro & Nicolas Arbelaez Alcocer)

Personal Life

Verónica Alcocer García had a 5-year relationship with a man who was also the father of her first child, Nicolas Arbelàez Alcocer. She was very young and though she was from a conservative family, she decided to be a single mother. Later, when she was graduating, she met the famous politician, Gustavo Petro when he was invited to give a lecture at her university in 2000. She was impressed by his ideas but didn’t talk to him at their first meeting. However, they married in the same year and she became the wife of a Colombian economist, politician, former guerrilla fighter, senator of Italian descent, and the president-elect of Colombia Gustavo Petro.

García has been a great supporter of her husband since then. In this process, she also became the victim of death threats. Verónica and Gustavo have two daughters, Sofia Petro Alcocer and Antonella Petro Alcocer. Their daughters rarely appear in public but Sofia, very supportingly, helped her father in the election campaign for President.

Verónica Alcocer García Net Worth

She is a professional lawyer and belongs to a well financially capable family. Over the years, she has built a comfortable life for herself and her family. Though her exact wealth is not known, it is estimated that her net worth is somewhere around $2 million -$5 million.


  • As a 15-year-old, Verónica wanted to be a nun but she didn’t as she fell in love. A few years later she wanted to be an artist.
  • She is a religious person. She reads the Bible, especially the book of Proverbs, every day.
  • Verónica was heard saying an offensive phrase toward women journalists in one of the videos of Petro’s presidential campaigns in June 2022. She later apologized for her actions.
  • She accepted she was jealous in her initial married days.
  • She conceived her first child when she was a teenager.
  • When Petro was the Mayor of Bogotà, controversy surrounded the couple that Verónica hit him out of jealousy, though she later clarified herself in an interview.
  • She is featured in many news articles.
  • Verónica is 46 years old as of now.

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