Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello called it quits after being married for a solid seven years. They both confirmed the sad news in a joint statement, saying, ‘We’ve decided to go our separate ways and get a divorce. It wasn’t an easy choice for us.
The enchantment in Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s marriage has vanished. The couple, known for their roles in “Modern Family” and “Magic Mike,” respectively, have called it quits after being married for seven years. On July 17, they announced the unfortunate news, stating, “We have made the difficult decision to divorce.” They kindly requested privacy as they navigate this new chapter in their lives, emphasizing their love and care for each other.
DailyJugarr has reached out to representatives of Vergara and Manganiello for further details but has not received a response.
This news comes shortly after Vergara celebrated her 51st birthday in Italy with friends, though Manganiello was noticeably absent from the photos she shared on Instagram. However, he did express his birthday wishes to Vergara on social media, posting a throwback photo of the couple on July 10 with the caption, “Happy Birthday Sofía!”
Vergara and Manganiello, aged 46, had several encounters before they became a couple. However, their first official date took place on June 15, 2014, just a month after Vergara announced the end of her engagement with businessman Nick Loeb.
According to the story, Manganiello was on a work trip when he discovered that Vergara was single. He got her phone number from her co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and took her out in New Orleans. In 2015, he shared with Haute Living, “Our first date was her listing every reason why we wouldn’t work out. She mentioned things like ‘You’re too young,’ ‘You’re an actor,’ ‘You’re this,’ ‘You’re that.’ She was basically saying it all to convince herself. She was trying to talk herself out of pursuing a relationship.”
That’s why Manganiello went all out to impress Vergara, who is the mother of her 31-year-old son, Manolo.
During an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in 2022, Manganiello recalled the conversation he had with the actress. He said, “‘Look, you might need to be single, and I understand that. Now, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be there at the end of your self-discovery process. But if you need to be single, I’ll understand. I’ll deal with it, and life will go on.'”
Manganiello then reached into his bag and pulled out a People magazine featuring him as the “Number One Bachelor in the World.” He placed it on the table and said, “‘Numero Uno.'” The True Blood actor remembered, “I slid it across the table to her. And she picked up the magazine, started flipping through it, and I said, ‘You’re skipping my interview. That’s my article.’ She replied, ‘Yeah, I want to see who else is on the list.'”
Manganiello was captivated not only by Vergara’s quick wit but also by her unique charm. “He smelled me and he couldn’t help himself,” Vergara jokingly said on Good Morning America when they first started dating. “That’s all you need if you want Joe.”
In December 2014, the couple got engaged after Manganiello proposed in a romantic sunset setting on Christmas Eve. A source shared with E! News at the time, “I’ve never seen two people so truly in love. The way they talk to each other, touch each other. It’s incredible.”
After 11 months of their enchanting romance, the smitten couple exchanged vows in a star-studded ceremony at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. The wedding boasted an impressive guest list of 400 attendees, including Channing Tatum, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reese Witherspoon, as well as Vergara’s Modern Family co-stars Eric Stonestreet, Ed O’Neill, Sarah Hyland, and Ty Burrell.
But the extravagant celebration didn’t stop at the guest list. According to an insider, the lavish affair featured a special Magic Mike-inspired dance routine for the bride, choreographed to the iconic Backstreet Boys’ hit “I Want It That Way.”
Julie Bowen, Vergara’s co-star, jokingly described the wedding as a multi-day extravaganza, saying, “If you’ve ever been to a Sofia event, it’s three days. It’s like a slow-moving trolley. You jump on, drink, dance, and then jump off. You can’t stay on for three days. It’s like a party train. It’s insanity.”
When their first wedding anniversary rolled around, Manganiello once again showcased his flair for grand gestures. In a 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan U.K., he revealed, “I wrote her a book as a gift for our first anniversary. It recounted the story of how we met, our courtship, and spanned around 40 pages.”
To delve into the chapters of Vergara and Manganiello’s captivating love story, keep reading.
An Unforgettable Date Night at the Oscars
The high-profile couple turned heads as they graced the red carpet of the esteemed Vanity Fair Oscars Party on March 12 in Beverly Hills, capturing the attention of all in attendance. Their stunning appearance was nothing short of glamorous and worthy of an Oscar itself.
Romantic Italian Getaway: Vergara and Manganiello’s Summer Escape
In the summer of 2022, Vergara and Manganiello embarked on a dreamy romantic getaway to Italy. The picturesque destination served as the perfect backdrop for their love-filled vacation, creating cherished memories in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Indulging in the Sweet Life: Exploring the Breathtaking Italian Countryside
During their Italian escapade, Vergara and Manganiello embarked on a mesmerizing journey through the stunning countryside. Immersed in the beauty of Italy, they soaked up the picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and enchanting vineyards, truly experiencing the essence of la dolce vita.
Lovebirds Unite in Sin City: A Memorable Date Night in Las Vegas
In March 2020, the adoring couple relished a romantic evening at The Mayfair Supper Club, located at the renowned Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. The vibrant atmosphere of Sin City provided the backdrop for their enchanting date night, creating an unforgettable experience filled with love and joy.
Family Love on Set: Vergara Receives Support from Hubby and Son on the Final Day of Filming Modern Family
During the momentous final day of filming Modern Family in 2020, Vergara found solace and encouragement as her loving husband and son stood by her side on set. Their unwavering support served as a heartwarming reminder of the tight-knit bond they share, adding an extra layer of sentiment to this significant milestone in Vergara’s career.
Capturing the Essence of Love: Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020 with an Instagram Picture
Radiating with affection, the dynamic duo commemorated Valentine’s Day 2020 by sharing a scorching Instagram snapshot. The picture effortlessly conveyed the undeniable chemistry and deep bond they share, encapsulating the very essence of love in a single frame.
Royalty on the Red Carpet: Manganiello and Vergara Grace the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in L.A.
In January 2020, Manganiello and Vergara radiated elegance and glamour as they made a grand appearance at the prestigious 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. The dynamic couple captivated the attention of all, exuding grace and sophistication as they walked the red carpet, solidifying their status as true red carpet royalty.
Welcoming 2020 with Perfect Vision: The Duo Celebrates New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019
As the clock struck midnight and a new decade was upon us, the duo joyously celebrated New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019. Embracing the spirit of hope and excitement, they marked the beginning of 2020 with love and anticipation, ready to embark on a fresh chapter filled with endless possibilities.