Manganiello and Vergara began their relationship in 2014, with Manganiello expressing early admiration for her. They quickly got engaged and married in November 2015, appearing genuinely happy. Joe described their connection as “easy in all the right ways,” attributing it to lessons learned from previous relationships.
In their separation statement, the couple requested privacy, but insiders revealed differences in preferences. While Manganiello enjoyed video games and comic books, Vergara leaned towards a glamorous lifestyle. Sources mentioned that, despite deep love, their varied interests contributed to the decision to part.
Sofía, in a recent interview, candidly explained that their diverse desires, particularly regarding having children, played a role in the divorce.
She cited the age difference, stating, “My marriage broke up because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids, and I didn’t want to be an old mom. I feel it’s not fair to the baby. I respect whoever does it, but that’s not for me anymore.”