Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello divorcing after seven years of marriage
2023/07/17

Sofía Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello have separated and are divorcing after seven years of marriage, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

The couple tell Page Six in a statement: "We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives."

The "Modern Family" beauty is currently celebrating her 51st birthday in Italy with a posse of friends — but with no Manganiello or her wedding ring.

A source added: "Sofía and Joe have been growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future. "

The couple was last seen together last month in Hoboken, N.J., as Vergara visited Manganiello, 46, on the set of his new project "Nonnas" with Vince Vaughn.

Vergara, a judge on the NBC hit "America's Got Talent," is in Capri with her best friends and living her best life, posting a series of sexy photos on Instagram.

But Manganiello's absence has not gone unnoticed by fans on Instagram, as Vergara later posted a photo with the message: When life gives u lemons u come to Italy to squeeze them. "

One wrote, "Is anyone else wondering where's Joe?" while another said, "Wondering where her husband is, he hasn't shown up in any of the photos of videos."

Manganiello also raised eyebrows by posting a birthday tribute to his wife on his own Instagram that plainly read "!!Feliz Cumpleaños Sofía!!!" ("Happy Birthday Sofía" in Spanish.)

"Am I the only one who doesn't like the way it sounds? 'Sofía' …. not even ' My love, My beloved wife,'" one fan commented. Another wrote: "Joe, I hope you guys are ok, that was a very different (cold) happy birthday wish to your wife, compare[d] to previous ones!"

Another source told us: "At the start of Sofia's big birthday trip those close to her were explaining away Joe's absence with the excuse that he was busy filming back on the East Coast; that excuse barely held up due to the writers strike, but once the actor's strike took effect, he could have been on the first flight… and he quite clearly is not.

"So now no one out there with her is even attempting to pretend that it's not over. It's over. It's done."

The couple wed in a lavish Palm Beach ceremony in November 2015 in front of 400 guests — including Vergara's "Modern Family" co-stars Ariel Winter, Ed O'Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland and Ty Burrell, as well as Manganiello's "True Blood" co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

Reese Witherspoon and Channing Tatum were also in attendance.

Vergara — who has a 31-year-old son named Manolo with first husband Joe Gonzalez — and Manganiello first met through the actress' former co-star Ferguson at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2014, when she was engaged to businessman Nick Loeb.

Manganiello asked for the actress' number a few weeks later when she split with Loeb.

The "Magic Mike XXL" star told People magazine in 2020: "I knew pretty quickly that I could trust her, and she knew pretty quickly that she could trust me. And we're both the kind of people who are capable of putting the other person ahead of ourselves.

"I was capable of putting her wishes ahead of mine, whatever they were, and she was capable of doing the same. Once you have that, you don't let go of it."

Manganiello previously dated actress Audra Marie and model Bridget Peters.

AD
Article
news flash