Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are divorcing after 7 years of marriage

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Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are divorcing after seven years of marriage, the actors told Page Six in a statement. 

“We have made the difficult decision to divorce. 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” they said.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are divorcing after 7 years of marriage
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Representatives for Manganiello and Vergara didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

The “America’s Got Talent” judge has been celebrating her birthday in Italy for the past week with a group of friends, but the “Magic Mike” star is nowhere in the pictures she posted to Instagram.

The estranged couple met at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in May 2014 and Manganiello was caught “looking at her butt” in photos, he previously told People, describing it as “a moment of Zen.” When she split up with her former fiancé, Manganiello asked her “Modern Family” costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson for her phone number and their relationship progressed quickly from there. 

Manganiello and Vergara were engaged by December 2014 and married less than a year later in November 2015. Before they married, the “Modern Family” star, who has an adult son with her ex-husband Joe Gonzolez, told Cosmo for Latinas that having children was “not a priority” for them, but they’d be “very happy” if they unexpectedly had a child. 

The “One Tree Hill” star told Men’s Health in 2019 that he loved how “confident” Vergara was. “It takes a really strong and secure individual to handle the types of projects I’ve done. But when we’re at home, we’re opposites in all the best ways and we’re compatible in all the best ways,” he said. 

For her upcoming Netflix project “Griselda,” Vergara transformed into drug boss Griselda Blanco, who was known to be a “ruthless and violent” businesswoman, per Entertainment Weekly.

Manganiello was spotted in New Jersey on June 2 filming the upcoming movie “Nonnas” alongside Susan Sarandon, Drea de Matteo, and Vince Vaughn.

Source: Insider