ctress Kate del Castillo attends the Centerpiece Gala Premiere of Alcon Entertainment's 'The 33' during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images For AFI)
Kate del Castillo has finally decided to break her silence about her "relationship" with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. The Mexican actress claimed that not everything said about her is true.
The 43-year-old actress took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank her fans for their support and to say that she will soon be explaining her "flirty" text messages with the druglord, according to the Daily Mail.
'Thank you for your support over the past days. Not surprisingly, many have chosen to make up items they think will make good stories and that aren't truthful. I look forward to sharing my story with you," Kate del Castillo wrote on Twitter five days following El Chapo's recapture in a shootout.
— kate del castillo (@katedelcastillo) January 13, 2016
Kate del Castillo's close conection with El Chapo came to light last week when Rolling Stone published an interview Sean Penn held with the Mexican druglord, which was brokered by the soap actress.
The "La Reina del Sur" star has been silent about the issue over the past few days until an alleged full transcript of her text exchanges with El Chapo has been purported to be leaked.
Kate made another tweet in Spanish. She claimed that all allegations against her were made up in order to "distract us from the real issues."
Penn's interview with El Chapo took place in October of last year, a year after the Mexican fugitive escaped one of the country's maximum-security prisons.
Prior to the meeting with Penn, del Castillo reportedly exchanged hundreds of flirty texts with El Chapo in September as she organized the interview. Reports claim that she had also been planning on creating a movie about the druglord's life story.
At the time, El Chapo had no idea who Sean Penn is.
The Daily Mail reported that in some of the text exchanges, El Chapo called Kate "beautiful" and "the best in the world." He also told the Mexican actress that he "will care for" her "more than I care for my own eyes."
In response, the actress allegedly said, "It makes me so emotional to hear you say that. No one has ever cared for me. Thank you!"
According to Mexican newspaper Grupo Milenio, which released the texts Tuesday, El Chapo used the name "Papá" while del Castillo went for "Hermosa" during the exchanges.
The newspaper also revealed exchanges between El Chapo and his lawyer while they researched who Penn is and the type of phone they should use for communicating.
Earlier reports have said that del Castillo and El Chapo's connection began in 2012 when Kate tweeted an open letter to the Mexican druglord asking him to use his influence for peace rather than for violence. She also mentioned that she trusted El Chapo more than the Mexican government.
Generally, El Chapo and Kate's exchanges had been about each other rather than the meeting with Penn, and according to images released to a Mexican newspaper, Penn and del Castillo had been under surveillance during the entire time. Officials also said that Mexican authorities had been keeping a close eye on the text messages between the actress and the druglord.
This resulted in a debate whether any crime had been committed by Penn or del Castillo.
Mexican authorities have announced that they are doing an investigation into the October meeting, but they also stressed that Penn and del Castillo aren't being targeted, according to NBC News.