She is the daughter of Alicia Morales Ruiz and Ismael Machado. Her paternal grandparents were born in Puerto Rico, as was her mother, who was born in Patillas there. Part of her ancestry is African-Puerto Rican.
I'm a wise Latina woman. Whatever, man. Thank God I'm not in politics, because the fact that you have to explain everything - I'd kill myself. I can't take all those little things they dissect. I'm like, 'Oh my God, get a life.' I don't have time for this.