Former Colombian drug trafficker and cartel lieutenant-turned-author Andres López López has lived a storied and sordid life, talking about his time spent in the Norte del Valle Cartel, life after doing time for his involvement in the cartel -- and trysts with stars Sofia Vergara and Adamari López.
In an exclusive with Telemundo's 'Al Rojo Vivo,' López showed remorse for his past life as a drug runner. "I regret many mistakes I made working on the fringes of the law," he said. However, he added, "I have the good fortune of accepting them, learning from them, responding to them and paying for my actions."
López also discussed his former wife, for which he appeared to have true admiration and respect. Together they have two children. "I have to appreciate everything that woman has done for me. Now she's remade her life, and has been with her new partner for 10 years."
Asked about his alleged romance with Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, he said, "Sofia and I are great friends, she is a marvelous woman whom I love dearly. It's a sentiment I think we both reciprocate, which is a beautiful thing."
And what about Adamari López? "I can't deny that I know Adamari López, nor that at one time I went out with her, of course. I would still love to see and continue seeing her, and maybe in the future I could have something with her. I believe she's marvelous and deserves to be happy," he told 'Al Rojo Vivo."
In the past, Adamari López has referred to him as "a very talented person," regarding the author's written work, which includes 'El Cartel de los Sapos,' detailing the cartel's rise to prominence in Colombia.
"I don't pay too much attention to the negative things they say about him," she said. "Andrés is a talented person who's written excellent stories, of which I would one day like to be a part. The stories and the dialogue in them are interesting."
The cartel turncoat isn't hurting for money. His 'Sapos' sequel, 'El Cartel de los Sapos 2,' is now in bookstores in Puerto Rico and the U.S. and is set to become a major motion picture, starring Colombian actor Manolo Cardona - who also starred in the original series.