Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello have ended their seven-year marriage, announcing their decision to divorce in a joint statement. The couple, known for their magical connection, revealed the news on July 17. They requested privacy during this challenging time, emphasizing their love and care for one another.
The breakup came shortly after Sofía’s 51st birthday celebration in Italy, where she was surrounded by friends, but Joe was notably absent from the photos she shared on Instagram. Despite this, Joe showed his appreciation for his ex-wife with a heartfelt tribute on social media.
The two stars had a captivating love story that began in 2014, a month after Sofía’s previous engagement ended. Their first date in New Orleans had its challenges, with Sofía initially trying to talk herself out of the relationship. However, Joe’s determination and sense of humor won her over, and their love blossomed from there.
In December 2014, Joe proposed in a romantic sunset setting on Christmas Eve, and they tied the knot 11 months later in a star-studded ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida. The wedding was a grand affair with 400 guests, including fellow celebrities and co-stars. Their union was filled with love and joy, evident in the way they interacted and cherished each other.
For their first wedding anniversary, Joe gifted Sofía a book detailing their love story, from how they met to their courtship, spanning 40 heartfelt pages. Throughout their time together, their strong connection and mutual admiration made them a beloved couple in Hollywood. Now, as they embark on separate paths, their fans and the media are giving them the space and respect they deserve during this challenging time.