Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are calling it quits after seven years of marriage. Announcing to Page Six Monday (July 17), the pair’s statement reads: “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.” A source tells the outlet that the two have been “growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future.” Meanwhile, a source told ET that “Sofia and Joe have been living separate lives.”
“They have been spending time apart and focusing on themselves, their careers, and their loved ones,” the source says. “Sofia has been giving her all to her new beauty brand, toty, and is very involved and excited about it.” Hosting an event to celebrate the launch at the end of June at their Los Angeles home, the source noted Joe was not there.
Apparently, there have been rumors swirling about the status of Vergara and Manganiello’s relationship earlier this month, when he posted to Instagram for her 51st birthday and only wrote “¡¡¡Feliz Cumpleaños Sofía!!!” in the caption. Adding to the speculation of trouble in the marriage is the fact that Vergara took her birthday vacation to Italy without her husband. In one post from her trip, Vergara wrote, “When life gives u lemons u come to Italy to squeeze them.”
Sophia and Joe’s Relationship History
Vergara and Manganiello began dating in 2014 and got engaged six months later. They tied the knot on November 22, 2015. In 2018, the Magic Mike actor told Cigar Aficionado about his relationship with Vegara: “There’s nobody I’d rather spend time with. She was it for me. People say things like, ‘Marriage and relationships are work.’ But it’s not. Life is hard. Having somebody to help you deal with it is the greatest thing that ever happened. It’s such an easy relationship — easy in all the right ways. Looking back on the relationships I had before this, I think the universe was giving me some tough practice so I’d get this right.”