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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello: The Way They Were

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello had a sweet romance until they called it quits after seven years of marriage.

Us Weekly broke the news in July 2014 that the twosome were an item. At the time, an insider revealed that they were introduced at that year’s White House Correspondents Dinner — an event she attended with her then-fiancé Nick Loeb.

“As we’re walking around, who comes swooping down in front of us for about 100 yards is Sofia Vergara,” Manganiello said of their first encounter on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in April 2020. “She was wearing this dress that looked great on her, and I just could not take my eyes off of her.”

Manganiello proposed to the Modern Family alum on Christmas Day in 2014. The couple tied the knot in November 2015 at The Breakers Palm Beach resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Throughout their seven-year marriage, the couple were known for packing on the PDA and gushing over each other’s stunning looks.

In July 2023, however, Manganiello and Vergara announced in a joint statement that their marriage was over.

“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the duo told Page Six. “As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”

May 2014
The pair first met at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, while Vergara was still engaged to Nick Loeb at the time. At the glitzy Washington, D.C. event, Manganiello was caught by photographers checking out Vergara’s butt as she chatted with guests.
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July 2014
The Modern Family stunner and True Blood hunk went public with their romance in L.A., while taking a stroll together in Beverly Hills, in July 2014. According to observers, the two seemed inseparable during this outing.
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July 2014
The day after taking their romance public, the new couple enjoyed lunch together at Aroma Cafe in Studio City, where an observer noted that Vergara “seemed smitten” and “couldn’t keep her hands off him.”
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July 2014
Packing on the PDA at the baggage claim! Vergara and Manganiello turned up the Miami heat in late July 2014, when they were snapped passionately kissing inside the airport. Their smooch-fest preceded an exciting trip, where the actor got acquainted with Vergara’s family members and close pals.
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July 2014
The hotties enjoyed a double date night with Joe’s brother, Nick, and his pregnant wife, Lena, which started with dinner and was topped off by a Lady Gaga concert. “Sofia and Joe were completely making out at the table, very touchy-feely the whole time,” an observer told Us Weekly of the pair during their meal. “Sofia was talking [a lot] and was very animated.”
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August 2014
They must like their “Mirrors.” The couple attended Justin Timberlake’s concert together in L.A., in August 2014. “Joe was practically on top of Sofia,” one guest in the Puma/Hyde VIP suite told Us. “He pulled up his shirt to show a nipple and she jokingly grabbed his crotch. They were laughing all night — the sexiest and most fun couple!”
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August 2014
The dynamic duo made a scorching hot appearance together at the CAA’s pre-Emmys party in Beverly Hills in August 2014. “Sofia looked smitten!” an eyewitness told Us of the Colombian-born beauty. According to the observer, the couple cozied up to each other and locked lips in the middle of the celeb-filled restaurant at the bash. They continued to make out before Vergara pulled away giggling.
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August 2014
Manganiello was ever the gentlemen while the couple went shopping together in L.A. in August 2014. “You know, I’m just having a great time,” she told Extra of her relationship with Manganiello a few weeks before. “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.”
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January 2015
The two stunners stepped out together at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 2015. Vergara showed off her massive engagement ring, which she accepted from Manganiello weeks prior, at the awards show.
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April 2015
The engaged pair had a blast at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on April 12, 2015. Manganiello slung an arm around his future wife as she posed in a slinky blue dress that showed off her famous curves.
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April 2015
Manganiello supported his leading lady at the Los Angeles premiere of Hot Pursuit on April 30, 2015. He stared into her eyes ahead of the screening of her flick with Reese Witherspoon.
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May 2015
Vergara and Manganiello brought their A-games to the China: Through The Looking Glass Costume Institute Benefit Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015. The Magic Mike hunk was ever the dapper gentleman with the Modern Family star on his arm.
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May 2015
When Vergara was awarded her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 7, 2015, her fiancé was ready and waiting to give her a celebratory kiss. The star was honored for her television and film work, landing her on the walk alongside Hollywood greats.
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June 2015
Vergara grabbed her man for a kiss on the red carpet at the Los Angeles world premiere of Magic Mike XXL on June 25, 2015. Though he loses his clothes playing a male stripper in the steamy sequel, Manganiello looked just as hot in his formal suit.
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January 2016
Vergara leaned on her husband’s shoulder while attending the SAG Awards together in January 2016.
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January 2017
The five-time Golden Globe nominee and the True Blood vet only had eyes for one another while walking the red carpet at the 2017 SAG Awards in January.
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November 2018
The Emoji Movie star cuddled up to the Smurfs: The Lost Village actor for the couple’s third wedding anniversary in a sweet pic posted to Instagram in November 2018. “Happy aniversary [sic] love of my life!!!!!!!” the actress captioned the photo, along with 14 heart emojis.
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December 2018
The lovebirds looked more in love than ever while on vacay at Vergara’s beach house, Casa Chipi Chipi. “Te amooooo,” she wrote on a photo of herself nuzzled up against Manganiello on Instagram in December 2018.
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May 2019
Manganiello opened up to Men’s Health in May 2019 about his lighthearted marriage to Vergara: “My life is great because I really like my wife.” He added, “I like talking to her. I like goofing around with her. We f–ing laugh all day long every day. My favorite thing in the world is making my wife laugh so much she cries. It’s the best.” He also talked about how the pair complement each other at home: “We’re opposite in all the best ways and we’re compatible in all the best ways. Masculine/feminine, yin and yang, whatever you want to call it.”
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November 2019
The twosome showered each other with love on their fourth wedding anniversary via Instagram. “Happy Anniversary mi amor!!!💖💖💖💖💖💖💖” the actress wrote alongside a throwback from their nuptials in November 2019. Manganiello also shared a sweet snap from their wedding, writing, “¡Feliz Cuarto Aniversario mi amor!”
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February 2020
The duo posed together for a cute selfie while attending the 2020 Oscars.
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March 2020
The couple posed together while enjoying a night out in Las Vegas in March 2020.
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April 2020
The America’s Got Talent judge shared photos from her chill at-home barbecue in April 2020, during which he hubby is seen lounging by the pool and cooking on the grill. 
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May 2020
Manganiello raved about Vergara on her first episode of America’s Got Talent, where she was seated behind the judge’s table. “My wife’s first episode of America’s Got Talent is TONIGHT,” he wrote in May 2020.
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June 2020
In June 2020, Vergara celebrated the six-year anniversary from when their romance began. “6 yrs since u went and found me!!!” she wrote via Instagram, sharing a throwback image of the two. “Happy aniversary [sic] @joemanganiello U r mine!!!!”
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June 2020
The couple celebrated their six-year dating anniversary in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic in June 2020. “Gracias!!@manologonzalezvergara 🥗🍗 @cdvergara 🍽 and others😜 for our surprise aniversary dinner date in quarantine 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹” Vergara captioned a photo of the twosome enjoying dinner at home.
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November 2020
Not only did the duo celebrate their milestone with a “family picnic” in November 2020, but the actress also penned a sweet tribute to her husband on Instagram. Sharing several pics from their nuptials, she wrote, “Feliz 5th anniversary!!!@joemanganiello ❤️ ❤️ ❤️  you!”
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November 2020
Vergara and Manganiello celebrated Thanksgiving together with family in November 2020.
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December 2020
The Con Is On star wished her husband a happy 44th birthday via Instagram in December 2020 with an adorable photo of them celebrating at home with their dog.
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Still Dating
Vergara and Manganiello marked the seventh anniversary of their first date by going out on the town all over again. “Feliz first date anniversary @joemanganiello,” she gushed via Instagram in June 2021. “7 años luuuv uuuuu.”
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July 2021
The pair enjoyed each other’s company during a tropical getaway with family.”🐶 zero,” Manganiello captioned a selfie with their dog via Instagram in July 2021.
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October 2021
Vergara and Manganiello documented their travels via Instagram in October 2021. “Family time in Ireland,” she captioned a sweet pic of the duo cuddled up during their trip. 
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November 2022
The couple walked the red carpet for the season premiere of Mythic Quest in November 2022. Manganiello has a guest role in the third season of the Apple TV+ series. 
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December 2022
The couple celebrated an “Island xmass” together while on vacation, Vergara captioned a sweet snap with her man standing in front of the tree.
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December 2022
“Feliz cumpleaños mi amor❤️🙏🏼 its going to be an amazing 2023 for you💪,” the actress captioned a shirtless photo of Manganiello on his 46th birthday.
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March 2023
Vergara shined bright at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March 2023 in a mermaid-style gold gown with sequin detailing. Manganiello, meanwhile, opted for a sleek tuxedo.
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July 2023
The actors called it quits after seven years of marriage. Manganiello filed for divorce days after the pair announced their split. He cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce and listed their date of separation as July 2, 2023, per docs obtained by Us. 
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February 2024
Seven months later,  the pair settled their divorce, per documents obtained by TMZ. 
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