At 18, Sofía married her older boyfriend, Joe Gonzalez, after they had been together for two years. While their marriage lasted only that same amount of time, the couple had a son together, Manolo. After juggling her career with dentistry school and being a single mom, Sofía decided by the late '90s it was time to leave Colombia, a decision that was further prompted by the murder of her brother in a kidnapping gone awry. Since she moved to the United States, Sofía's son is her constant companion. In a video he made for Mother's Day, Manolo thanks his mom "for loving me more than anyone else."