Actress Sofia Vergara and actor Joe Manganiello have announced their decision to divorce after seven years of marriage. The couple released a joint statement to Page Six, stating that they have made the difficult choice to part ways. They expressed their mutual love and care for one another and requested respect for their privacy during this challenging time.
Sofia Vergara, known for her role in the TV series “Modern Family,” and Joe Manganiello, famous for his work in “True Blood” and “Magic Mike,” first met in 2014 at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. At the time, Vergara was engaged to Nick Loeb. However, after learning of her broken engagement, Manganiello expressed his interest in taking her out, with the help of their mutual friend and Vergara’s co-star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Their connection blossomed, and a few weeks later, Manganiello flew to New Orleans to take Vergara on a date while she was filming a movie. From that point on, their relationship flourished, and they eventually tied the knot. Manganiello often expressed his admiration for Vergara in interviews and on social media, highlighting their compatibility and his enjoyment of her company.
Sofia Vergara, known for her comedic talent, has had a successful career. In 2020, Forbes recognized her as the highest-paid actress globally, with an annual income of $43 million. Meanwhile, Manganiello praised his wife’s confidence and independence, stating that he appreciated being with someone who could take care of herself.
“I love that she knows how to take care of herself, obviously, because I needed to be with somebody confident,” Manganiello said. “It takes a really strong and secure individual to handle the types of projects I’ve done.”
Despite their public displays of affection and their seemingly strong bond, the couple has now decided to end their marriage. The news of their divorce comes just days after Manganiello wished Vergara a happy birthday on Instagram. The reason behind their separation remains undisclosed.
Both Vergara and Manganiello have yet to comment further on the matter.