Sofia Vergara Shares Shocking Reason Behind Divorcing Joe Manganiello, 'My Husband Was Younger...'

'Modern Family' actress, Sofia Vergara recently talked about the reason behind her separation from Joe Manganiello after seven years of marriage. Netizens have mixed reactions to it.


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Sofia Vergara Shares Shocking Reason Behind Divorcing Joe Manganiello, 'My Husband Was Younger...'

Sofia Vergara rose to popularity with her role as ‘Gloria Delgado-Pritchett’ in the NBC sitcom, Modern Family. She has been in the entertainment industry for over three decades now and has worked on numerous projects. However, her breakthrough role in Modern Family shot her to immense popularity in contemporary times. Sofia was also seen judging the reality show, America’s Got Talent.

While Sofia’s professional front garners attention every now and then, her personal life does not go unnoticed either. The 51-year-old Colombian actress has gotten married twice, first to Joe Gonzalez in 1991 and second to Joe Manganiello in 2015. Unfortunately, she parted ways with the latter in 2023. 

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Sofia Vergara revealed the real reason behind divorcing Joe Manganiello

Sofia and Joe’s divorce was one of the most talked about topics in 2023, as no one expected them to part ways as they seemed to be head over heels in love with each other. The duo filed for divorce in July 2023, after seven years of marital bliss. They stated ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for separation. Recently, Sofia, after six months of their divorce, opened up about the reason behind the separation from the Magic Mike actor. 

In an interview with El Pais for her upcoming Netflix series, Griselda, Sofia candidly talked about her professional and personal life and opened up about the reason behind her sudden divorce from Joe. She said that Joe is younger than her, and wanted to have kids, whereas, she did not want to be an ‘old mom’. She said:

“I am a recently divorced woman. My marriage broke down because my husband was younger, wanted to have children, and I didn’t want to be an old mom. I feel it’s not fair to the baby. That’s not for me anymore. I had a child at 19, and I’m ready to embrace the role of a grandmother, not a mother.”

For the unversed, Sofia was married to a man named Joe Gonzalez. She tied the knot for the first time when she was just 18 years old. The former couple welcomed their first boy, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara in 1991. However, Sofia and Joe Gonzalez parted ways just two years after their marriage. 

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Netizens react to Sofia Vergara’s reason behind her separation from Joe Manganiello

As soon as Sofia disclosed the real reason behind her and Joe’s divorce, netizens started sharing their two cents on the same. A post was uploaded by Pop Culture on their official Instagram account, and people took to the comment section of the post to share their thoughts on Sofia and Joe’s reason behind their divorce. One user said, “Why did he marry her then? He was in the wrong here. What a waste if time.” Another one said, “Should have been a discussion before marriage?” A third comment can be read as “He probably thought he could change her mind.” Check out the other comments:

Sofia Vergara disclosed what qualities she is looking for in her future partner

During her appearance in the Spanish show, El Hormiguero, the Modern Family actress shared what qualities she is looking for in her future partner. One of the most important characteristics she mentioned was that the person should be in their fifties, and near her age. Sofia also specified that the man must have equal or more money than her. She said:

“He has to be around my age, in his fifties like me, he has to have kids, I’m 51, and he has to be good-looking, but not necessarily gorgeous, maybe an actor, not too much. I’ve said it many times: he has to be equal to or have more money than me.”

What do you think of the revelations made by Sofia Vergara? Let us know.

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Pic courtesy: Sofia's IG, Pop Culture IG
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