In a surprising turn of events, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello announced their divorce after seven years of marriage. The couple, who tied the knot in November 2015, released a statement calling it a ‘difficult decision’ and appealing to the public to respect their privacy during this challenging period.
Growing Apart and Contemplating the Future
According to a report from Page Six, Sofia, and Joe have been growing apart for some time, leading them to take a step back and contemplate their future. The couple, last seen together in June in Hoboken during Sofia’s visit to the set of Joe’s new project “Nonnas” with Vince Vaughn, is now seeking some distance from each other.
The Statement of Sofia and Joe
In their official statement, the couple expressed their love and care for each other while acknowledging the tough choice they had made. They politely requested respect for their privacy as they navigate this new phase in their lives. The statement, released on Page Six, reads, “We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for the respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”
Sofia’s Birthday Celebration without Joe
Recently, Sofia Vergara celebrated her 51st birthday in Italy, where she is currently traveling and enjoying time with her friends. Despite sharing numerous posts on Instagram, none of them featured Joe. On July 11, a day after Sofia’s birthday, Joe took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday, sharing a photo of the couple and simply writing, “Happy Birthday Sofia!!!”
A Look Back at Sofia and Joe’s Wedding
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello exchanged vows in a romantic ceremony held in Palm Beach, Florida, back in November 2015. Last year, on their seventh wedding anniversary, Sofia took to her social media platforms to commemorate the special occasion by sharing a series of throwback photos. Alongside the photos, she captioned, “Love You” with red heart emojis, showcasing their enduring love.
Joe’s Perspective on Marrying Sofia
In August 2020, Joe Manganiello spoke with PEOPLE about his decision to marry Sofia Vergara. He expressed his unwavering trust in her and their mutual ability to prioritize each other’s needs. Joe said, “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. My instincts about her were right.”
Sofia Vergara: An Accomplished Actress and Television Personality
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara, a Colombian-American actress and television personality, has achieved remarkable success throughout her career. She gained prominence by co-hosting two television shows for the Spanish-language television network Univision in the late 1990s. Sofia’s first notable acting role in English was in the film “Chasing Papi.”