El Chapo’s wife just added a whole new meaning to the word ‘loyalty’ when she denied knowing that her husband was involved in any criminal act.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Sinoloa drug cartel leader Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, has been seen in Brooklyn federal court in recent weeks while her husband stands trial on multiple charges including murder, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Aispuro told a Spanish-language Telemundo channel on Monday that it was the media who built up El Chapo’s image as a notorious drug kingpin. “[The media] made him too famous,” Coronel said of her husband, “They [the media] don’t want to bring him down from the pedestal.”

In the rare interview, Aispuro, 29, said she’s doing what any wife would do – appear a few feet away from her husband while he stands trial. “I think it’s what any wife would do in my place, be with her husband in difficult times,” Coronel said. “In one way or another so that he feels, and sees me present, and feels my support.” Aispuro told Telemundo that her husband partly likes the notoriety that he has attained. “You have to be honest, I think he did like it, he does like it a little,” she said. She said that the intense coverage could be a positive since ‘media pressure is present and everything can be clearer and everyone can see what really happens’ in court. Aispuro first caught El Chapo’s eye when she competed in a beauty pageant in 2006. She is a niece of a former partner of El Chapo’s, Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Coronel.

At El Chapo’s trial in Brooklyn, an informant testified on Monday that the Mexican drug lord ran a cocaine train from Mexico to New York City. Chapo decided who could use the train route,’ former cartel member Tirso Martinez Sanchez told jurors, according to reports. Sanchez told the court that he started to oversee the train’s operations around 2000.According to Sanchez, tankers would transport cooking oil into Mexico where the oil would be siphoned out and and kilos of cocaine would be stacked inside.