Sofia Vergara
Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
May 22, 2024 ·  3 min read

Heartbreaking news about Sofia Vergara confirms what we all feared

Sofia Vergara, the beloved Modern Family star, celebrated her 51st birthday in style. Her fans rejoiced in seeing her have a blast with her closest friends, capturing memorable moments in photos. However, keen observers couldn’t help but notice the conspicuous absence of her husband, Joe Manganiello, in these pictures.

This absence sparked suspicions among fans, and things got even more intriguing when Sofia captioned one of her posts with, “When life gives u lemons u come to Italy to squeeze them.” Despite his absence from the festivities, Joe did wish his wife a happy birthday.

He shared a blurred photo of the couple, accompanied by the simple yet heartfelt message, “¡¡¡Feliz Cumpleaños Sofía!!!” Some perceived this message as rather ‘cold’ due to the lack of visible warmth in the photo. Amidst the speculations surrounding their relationship, the unfortunate rumors turned out to be true.

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara in happier times
Image Credit: joemanganiello Instagram

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello confirmed the sad news of their separation, ending their nearly eight-year journey together

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s love story began in a captivating way. They exchanged vows in a lavish ceremony at Palm Beach in November 2015, surrounded by a star-studded guest list of 400 people. Among the attendees were Sofia’s Modern Family co-stars, including Ariel Winter, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, and Ty Burrell, as well as Joe’s True Blood co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. A-list celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Channing Tatum also graced the occasion with their presence.

Read: Judge Judy remarried her husband in 1991 – together, they raised 5 kids, 3 of whom are following in her tracks

Their serendipitous encounter took place at a White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in 2014 when Sofia was engaged to businessman Nick Loeb. Joe’s request for her number marked the beginning of their connection, and just a few weeks later, Sofia ended her engagement with Nick to pursue a relationship with Joe.

In an interview, Joe fondly spoke about their bond, expressing their deep trust in each other from the outset

Both of them could prioritize the other’s happiness above their own. This mutual selflessness became the foundation of their enduring love; as Joe noted, “Once you have that, you don’t let go of it.” The heart-wrenching news of Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s separation was conveyed through a statement to PageSix on Monday.

The couple confirmed their difficult decision to part ways, expressing their love and care for each other. In their joint statement, they humbly requested respect for their privacy during this challenging time as they navigate the new phase of their lives.

A close source to the couple revealed that Sofia and Joe had been gradually drifting apart for some time, and they now find themselves taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future. Initially, during Sofia’s birthday trip, there were attempts to explain Joe’s absence by citing his busy filming schedule on the East Coast.

However, with the writers’ strike affecting his work and the subsequent actor’s strike in effect, those explanations no longer held. The reality has become undeniable, and it’s clear that their journey together has ended. The couple has officially separated, and their chapter together has closed.

Sofie Vergara and Joe Manganiello when they were happy and in love
Image Credit: joemanganiello Instagram

A sad end to a marriage adored by millions; we can only remember those famous words fwhen Joe Manganiello spoke lovingly about Sofia Vergara

I knew pretty quickly that I could trust her, and she knew pretty quickly that she could trust me,” he said of their relationship ahead of their five-year anniversary. “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,” he added at the time. Sadly, this iconic couple just could not make it.

Keep Reading: ‘I didn’t miss my husband on holiday so I divorced him’


  1. Joe Manganiello Files for Divorce from Sofía Vergara 2 Days After Split Announcement.” People. JP Mangalindan and Stephanie Wenger. July 20, 2023
  2. Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello divorcing after seven years of marriage.” Page Six. Sara Nathan. July 17, 2023