Jose Canseco’s Daughter, Josie, Says She Didn’t Grow Up Rich: “My Family Is Broke”

Jose Canseco
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If you were a baseball fan in the late ’80s and ’90s, then one of the names that always immediately comes to mind is Jose Canseco.

The star MLB outfielder was known for (and still is known for) two things…

Hitting a TON of home runs, and admitting his use of steroids throughout his career.

However, Canseco’s baseball career has been long over by now, and now it’s time for his daughter, Josie, to carry the family name. And she’s done a pretty damn good job of that so far, working to become a well-known Victoria’s Secret model.

But speaking of Josie Canseco, it appears that she’s tired of people saying that she grew up rich with and fed off a silver spoon, as she recently took to Instagram to quiet the Instagram trolls.

In a lengthy IG message that she reportedly shared yesterday, the 26-year-old cut straight to the point that she’s had to work for everything she has today, according to Fox News:

“Everyone claiming I came from all this rich money because I’m a ‘Canseco’ do your research.

My ‘family money’ was blown by the time I was 6/7 with bankruptcy and I had to work my a** off to not only sustain my ‘family name’ but also pay my bills cause no one paid that sh*t except me.”

Although Jose made over $40 million during his 17-year MLB career, he had to file for bankruptcy back in 2012.

“My family is broke and I don’t get the advance of a family that was rich. I’m tired of being categorized when it was very different.

I’m beyond grateful because I certainly have been graced with the privilege of being born within a family that earned what they earned but respectfully, the expectation isn’t all what it seems.”

I mean, is that all that surprising?

Jose spent seven seasons with the Oakland Athletics, where he won an MVP award back in 1988, and jumped around between the Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rays, Yankees, and White Sox before retiring back in 2001.

He was one of the top names during the “Juice Ball” era, where a number of star players were discovered to be taking steroids, such as Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

The ’90s just hit different… literally.

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