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Sammy Sosa is a fascinating case of a baseball player. In terms of the sport, he was suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs, but it was never proven. He was one one of the best hitters in the game at one point, yet he’s always kind of put off to the side. And then, there was the drastic change in his appearance in the years that followed. Now, due to an Instagram pic that was apparently taken at Sammy Sosa’s wife’s birthday party, the Internet has gone crazy over the “fair-skinned” cowboy!

Sammy Sosa was recently spotted celebrating in true country fashion at a hoedown for his wife birthday. While all eyes are on his visibly whiter skin tone, many are growing curious about his beautiful wife. Who is Sonia Sosa? In this Sonia Sosa wiki, we’ll take a quick look at the life of Sammy Sosa’s wife. From her personal life, career, and kids to the latest Sammy Sosa picture (which is quickly turning into celebrity be meme gold), you will learn everything you really need to know about Sonia Sosa.

The Basics

The basic information of Sonia Sosa is fairly limited but here’s what we do know. She was born Sonia Rodriguez. In terms of Sonia Sosa’s age, we’re not sure. Sammy Sosa turns 50 this year and his youngest child was born in 2014. Between that and just how great Sonia looks, we’re pretty sure she’s younger than Sammy.

Some reports state that originally she was a child actress in the Dominican Republic. She appeared in Mi Ultima Batalla in 2007.

Sonia is Sammy’s second wife. He was first married to a woman named Karen Lee Bright in 1990, but the marriage lasted less than a year. In 1992, Sammy and Sonia got married in a civil ceremony but they had a big church wedding on December 18, 2004.

The couple has six children: Keysha, Kenia, Sammy Jr., Michael, Kalexy, and Rolando. Given the family photos we saw from this past weekend, even after 26 years, the Sosas are still happily married and clearly having fun!

The Picture in Question

Okay, we are now going to tackle the big elephant in the room. Why, in this Instagram pic, is Sammy Sosa dressed as a cowboy, and what happened to his skin? Sonia looks rather good, especially for a mother of six, but Sammy…he looks like he may be re-enacting scenes from Back to the Future 3 with that outfit!

The first question is actually rather easy to answer. This past weekend, the couple had a big party to celebrate Sonia’s birthday, which had a cowboy theme! According to a few reports, this was the same theme as her birthday last year, but everyone had so much fun, they brought it back for a second time.

The question about Sammy’s skin is a little harder to explain. Sammy Sosa started to appear in public with a lighter skin tone after his baseball career ended.

In 2009, he told the Univision show, Primer Impacto that the whitening of his skin was due to a cream that he used to soften it.

“It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily.”

(Seeing as he looks lighter than he ever has in the past, the question on everyone’s mind now is: How much of this cream is he actually using?!)