Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara have ended their relationship. The couple, who have been married for seven years, tells Page Six that they “made the difficult decision to divorce.”
The couple’s joint statement reads, “We have made the difficult decision to divorce.” “As two very devoted and caring individuals, we kindly request respect for our privacy at this time as we move through this new stage of our lives.”
Along with the joint statement, a source informs the publication that “Sofia and Joe have been growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future.”
The insider said that “they have been spending time apart and concentrating on themselves, their careers, and their loved ones.” “Sofia has been putting her entire attention into her new cosmetics line, toty, and she is thrilled about it. At the end of June, she hosted a celebration for the launch at her Los Angeles home, but Joe wasn’t present. In one of her home’s rooms, she did still have a framed picture of the two of them sharing a kiss.
The status of Vergara and Manganiello’s relationship became a topic of discussion on social media earlier this month when he shared an Instagram picture for her birthday with the message “Feliz Cumpleaos Sofa!!!”
The fact that Vergara travelled to Italy on her birthday without Manganiello fuels rumours of marital strife. Vergara stated in one of her blog posts about the trip, “When life gives you lemons, you come to Italy to squeeze them.”
Vergara and Manganiello started dating in 2014, following the breakup of her engagement to billionaire Nick Loeb.
The True Blood actor quickly obtained Vergara’s contact information through her Modern Family co-star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and rushed to New Orleans to arrange a date. After six months together, they eventually got engaged. On November 22, 2015, Vergara and Manganiello were pronounced husband and wife.
After dating Vergara for two years, Manganiello told Ocean Drive magazine that the “pressure” of their public relationship “just brought us closer together.”