Heartbreaking news has surfaced about actress Sofia Vergara, confirming the fears of her devoted fans. The beloved Modern Family star recently celebrated her 51st birthday, but the absence of her husband, Joe Manganiello, from the celebratory photos raised suspicions among her followers. Sofia captioned one of the posts with, “When life gives u lemons u come to Italy to squeeze them,” further fueling speculation about their relationship.
While Joe did wish Sofia a happy birthday, his blurry photo of the couple with the caption “¡¡¡Feliz Cumpleaños Sofía!!!” was deemed by many as distant and cold. Speculation about their marriage not being in the best shape was sadly confirmed when the couple officially announced their separation after nearly eight years together.
Their love story began at a White House Correspondent Association dinner in 2014 when Sofia was engaged to businessman Nick Loeb. Joe asked for her number, and within a few weeks, she ended her engagement with Nick, and she and Joe began their relationship. Joe spoke about their connection, expressing how they quickly realized they could trust each other and put the other person’s wishes ahead of their own.
The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in November 2015, attended by a star-studded guest list, including Sofia’s Modern Family co-stars and Joe’s True Blood co-stars, as well as A-listers like Reese Witherspoon and Channing Tatum.
In a statement to PageSix, the couple shared their decision to divorce, stating that they still love and care for each other deeply and requested privacy as they navigate this new phase of their lives. Sources close to the couple revealed that they had been growing apart for some time and were now taking distance from each other to contemplate their future.
Initially, excuses were made for Joe’s absence during Sofia’s birthday trip, citing his busy schedule and filming commitments on the East Coast. However, with the writers’ and actors’ strikes affecting his work, the excuses no longer held up, and it became evident that the marriage was in trouble. The couple’s decision to part ways has left fans heartbroken, as they had admired the strong bond and affection between Sofia and Joe.