There’s no denying that Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are the most glamorous couple in Tinseltown. The cute couple is undeniably head over heels in love as they have never failed to smolder for the camera on the red carpet. Following their wedding in 2015, the enviable love birds regularly post cute and affectionate photos of each other on social media. Their marriage has been a thing of delight, starting from their glorious wedding ceremony which almost seemed to be something cut of a fairytale. Here, we bring to you the untold truth about Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara – the love of his life.
Sofia Vergara Was Joe Manganiello’s Celebrity Crush
Prior to the super attractive duo becoming an item in 2014, the American actor, director and producer had revealed to People Magazine that Sofia Vergara was his celebrity crush as he made the cover of People’s Hottest Bachelor’s Issue in mid-2014. He had been crushing on his future wife for years before the two finally became a thing in June 2014. Prior to that, Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara were sighted at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May 2014. Sofia had attended with her ex-fiance, Nick Loeb.
During the dinner party, Joe was once spotted admiring Sofia and later managed to pose with her for a photo. But of course, he didn’t make any move on initiating an affair with the actress who was then engaged. He had to wait until Sofia and Nick called off their engagement in May 2014 before he made a move on his dream girl.
They Dated For Six Months Before Getting Married
After the news about Sofia’s failed relationship took over the media, Joe collected the phone number of the multi-award-winning actress from the Modern Family actor, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Soon after, the pair had their first date on 15th June 2014 and were later seen in July at Louisiana City’s Li’l Dizzy’s café on another date. After dating for close to six months, Joe Manganiello proposed to his longtime crush on 24th December 2014 in Hawaii. The engagement took place at St. Regis Resort in Kauai. Although Joe wanted to propose on the beach, he had to do it indoors because the arena was infested with paparazzi. He popped the question to his heartthrob in Spanish with one knee down.
On the 23rd of November 2015, the hot couple exchanged vows in the presence of their family and friends. The lavish wedding ceremony which held at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida was attended by 400 guests which include Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon, Modern Family actors and Pitbull. The bride was gorgeously dressed in a custom Zubair Murad gown while the groom handsomely dressed in a John Varvatos tuxedo. The after wedding party held at the hotel’s Venetian ballroom where the couple performed their first dance to Frank Sinatra’s cover of ‘The Way You Look Tonight’. Pitbull also performed at the party as a surprise guest.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara had their honeymoon at the exclusive Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos Island where they had wonderful romantic moments on the beach which they shared with their fans on social media. A few years down the line, the two love birds are still going strong as Joe has stated that he is still finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that he’s married to his celebrity crush.
A Look At Their Past Relationships
Prior to their courtship, Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara had dated many celebrities. The handsome actor who was then among the hottest bachelors began dating actress Audra Marie in 2009. Audra has featured in films and series like Act Naturally, Father of Invention, Rules of Engagement and Secret Girlfriend. The duo got engaged in 2010 and then called off the engagement the following year. Joe was also romantically involved with his Magic Mike co-star, Tenley Dene from 2011 to 2012. Finally, he dated Bridget Peters, a model whom he met at a boxing match in Las Vegas where she worked as a ring girl from January 2013 to March 2014.
Sofia Vergara, on the other hand, has a long list of former partners which includes big names in the movie and music industry such as Tom Cruise, Craig David and Enrique Iglesias. Also, she was previously married to her childhood sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez whom she shares a son named, Manolo Gonzalez (born in September 1992) with. The pair dated from 1987 to 1991 when they tied the knot. And after two years of marriage, they signed the divorce papers in 1993. The Colombian-American actress became engaged to Nick Loeb, an American businessman in 2012 after being in a relationship for two years. They later called the engagement off in May 2014.