Joe Manganiello, 46, has officially filed for divorce from Sofia Vergara, 51, citing "irreconcilable differences." The couple, who shocked fans with their announcement of a separation after seven years of marriage, reportedly differed on the topic of having children. Joe wanted children with Sofia, who already has a 31-year-old son, but she had no plans for more children. The couple had a $100 million prenuptial agreement, which will reportedly not be contested by Sofia.
They both have significant net worths, with Sofia boasting $180 million compared to Joe's $40 million. The court documents obtained by DailyMail.com also revealed that Joe is being represented by celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser. The pair will cover their own attorneys' fees. The division of their assets, including their Beverly Hills home, which was re-listed for $18 million just before they announced their split, was not mentioned in the court documents. Sofia's disinterest in having more children may not be surprising considering her past legal battle with her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over their frozen embryos.
Nick sued Sofia to prevent her from destroying the embryos after their split in 2014. They engaged in a seven-year legal battle and became involved in a media war, hurling insults and making personal jabs at each other. Ultimately, the court ruled in Sofia's favor. Although Joe and Sofia did not have children together, they do share a 10-year-old Chihuahua named Bubbles. California law allows a judge to decide on pet custody in divorce cases. The recent announcement of Joe's divorce filing came after it was revealed that he is ready to move on and fall in love with someone else.
A source close to the couple stated that Joe wants a clean divorce with as little drama as possible and is looking forward to finding happiness in a new relationship. The couple's split was attributed to their different attitudes and interests. Joe is described as a big kid who loves playing video games, going to concerts, and being active. Sofia, on the other hand, is more interested in the finer things in life, such as lavish dinners and being a celebrity. The couple reportedly grew apart as their true selves emerged, and they became annoyed with each other's attitudes and preferences.
Joe's sobriety may have also impacted their marriage, as he has been sober since 2002. While Sofia shares images of herself drinking alcohol on social media, an insider stated that she had been supportive of Joe's sobriety. The couple's differing attitudes and interests eventually led to their decision to divorce. Overall, Joe Manganiello's divorce filing from Sofia Vergara highlights their differences in desires for children and their dissimilar attitudes. Despite their significant net worths and a prenuptial agreement, Joe seeks a clean divorce and hopes to find happiness in a new relationship. Sofia is not contesting the prenuptial agreement and has been supportive of Joe's sobriety.