Sofia Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, model, and TV host who rose to fame in the late 1990s while co-hosting two television shows for the Spanish-language television network Univision. She has since appeared in various films and TV shows, including her breakout role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC comedy series Modern Family.
Aside from her fascinating career she also has a very interesting personal life. In this article, we will discuss Sofia Vergara’s relationship with Joe Manganiello, how they met, and their love story.
How Did Sofia And Joe Meet?
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello met for the first time in May 2014 at a dinner for the White House Correspondents’ Association. At the time, Vergara was engaged to Nick Loeb, who was her boyfriend at the time. Manganiello was caught on camera staring at the actress during the event.
He later told PEOPLE, “There was a picture taken at the White House Correspondents’ dinner where I was caught looking at Sofia Vergara’s butt. This is what I mean when I say that you are being influenced. It feels like a Zen moment. I can’t think of anything. I wish I could relax as well as that. I don’t try to get other men’s wives. She has a boyfriend. I would be like, “Poof!” if she was single.
After a few weeks, Vergara announced her breakup with Loeb, prompting Manganiello to ask Vergara’s Modern Family costar, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, for the actress’s number. Ferguson, who knew both Vergara and Manganiello, introduced them and helped exchange numbers. Manganiello then called Vergara, and they arranged their first date.
Know About Sofia And Joe’s First Date
For their first date, Manganiello flew to New Orleans, where Vergara was filming Hot Pursuit. He told her, “I’m coming to New Orleans. If you’re not available, I’m just gonna do some sightseeing, but I’m gonna be there, and if you’re free, I can take you out.” She was initially hesitant and told him all the reasons why it wouldn’t work out between them, but Manganiello was persistent. They hit it off on their date, and the rest is history.
All About Sofia And Joe’s Relationship
In an interview with Extra, Vergara confirmed that she and Manganiello were dating. She said, “You know I’m just having a great time, and it’s a special time in my life, and I’m trying not to think too much about it. It’s something very new, so we will see what happens.” Vergara even introduced Manganiello to her family in Miami, and they approved of him.
In November 2014, just six months after they met, Vergara and Manganiello moved in together. She was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the day they moved in together and joked about the challenges of blending their lives and belongings. Despite the initial challenges, their relationship continued to flourish.
In 2015, Manganiello proposed to Vergara on Christmas Day during a trip to Hawaii. He reportedly asked for her hand in marriage while they were on the beach, and she said yes. They got married in November 2015 in a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family and friends. The wedding was a star-studded affair, with guests including Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.