Sofia Vergara receives flowers amid Joe Manganiello divorce
Sofia Vergara returned home from her birthday trip to Italy to a lot of support.
The “Modern Family” star received a bunch of huge flower arrangements from friends, including celebrity florist Jeff Leatham, and she shared photos of the colorful bouquets on her Instagram Stories late Thursday, adding swirling heart-shaped stickers.
Although the flowers are likely meant to honor her 51st birthday, they also seem to be a sweet gesture after Vergara’s estranged husband, Joe Manganiello, officially filed for divorce on Wednesday.
The former “True Blood” star, 46, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the couple’s split, and said in court documents that he would not contest the prenuptial agreement.
“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the actors told Page Six in an exclusive statement on Monday.
“As two people who love and care about each other very much, we politely ask that our privacy be respected at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”
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An insider from the couple later told Us that they had been “separating for some time,” but a second source told Us that they had decided to end their seven-year marriage because of Manganiello’s desire to have children.
Vergara is already mother to 31-year-old son Manolo, whom she shares with first husband Joe Gonzalez.
The “America’s Got Talent” judge was also involved in a brutal custody battle over two frozen embryos from her 2013 IVF treatments with her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb, who wanted to end their term.
Although the judge ultimately ruled in favor of the actress in March 2021, we’re told the prolonged emotional experience may have influenced her view on getting pregnant again.
Despite reports claiming that Manganiello’s decades-long sobriety has taken a toll on the marriage, multiple sources said Vergara “could not have been more supportive” of his sobriety.