Joe Manganiello is dating his dream girl, Sofia Vergara: gross or hot?


Last week, I got around to reading Joe Manganiello’s full People Mag cover interview. It was really obvious that Joe was thrilled that he finally got a People Mag cover and he basically told People everything they could ever want to know about him and what he looks for in a lady. He talked at length about what kind of body type he goes for, and then he cites Sofia Vergara as his idea of a “perfect” lady. Which, to be fair, is perfectly reasonable. Sofia Vergara is MY type as well. I doubt I’m alone. Well, guess what? Sofia and Joe might be hitting it. It seems like Sofia’s last breakup with Nick Loeb finally took and Sofia was in the market for a new piece. Shh, don’t speak, Meathead. You’ll ruin it.

Magic Mike actor Joe Manganiello is working his, well, magic on a lucky new lady. The True Blood hunk, 37, is dating none other than Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara, multiple sources exclusively tell Us Weekly.

“It’s very, very new,” one insider says. “They’re having fun and getting to know each other.”

Another source notes that they were introduced at the White House Correspondents Dinner in May, but that Vergara was there with then-fiance Nick Loeb. “That’s the first time Sofia and Joe met,” the source says.

Recently, though, a connection developed. Manganiello even visited Vergara over the July 4th holiday weekend. (The 41-year-old Colombian actress is currently in the Big Easy filming Don’t Mess With Texas with Reese Witherspoon.)

In fact, the new lovebirds — who met at the White House Correspondents Dinner in May — were spotted dining together at the Louisiana city’s Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe on Sunday, July 6, an onlooker tells Us. “They were very friendly and took pictures with other diners,” the eyewitness says, adding that they shared a table with some regular patrons since the restaurant was so crowded. During the meal, “they held each other and kissed several times.”

“Sofia is Joe’s dream girl!” a third insider adds. “He’s been smitten with her for years. He’s always had a huge crush on her. Things are going well for them so far.” Says the first source: “Sofia had no idea that he had been crushing on her for a while.”

[From Us Weekly]

My first reaction was “ew, gross,” and that’s all on Joe. But as I’m thinking about it… I guess I can kind of see it. I think Sofia is looking for fun. She doesn’t want forever. She doesn’t want a wet-blanket boyfriend. She wants hot sex and vacations and someone who won’t slow her down. If Joe doesn’t speak, maybe it will last. And yes… I could totally see how the sex would be hot. Gross-hot, but hot. Lots of grunting.


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  1. GlimmerBunny says:

    I think they make a beautiful couple, and I really like them both! Good luck!

  2. mimif says:

    I think Manjello & Viagra make the perfect couple. :D

  3. Abbott says:

    What a beautiful, perfectly timed couple! Less than 24 hours after his character is killed two magazines release almost the exact same story/statement. Even Kaley Cuoco and Superman are side eyeing you, not-Magic Mike.

  4. GiGi says:

    I like these two together… hot!

  5. Izzy says:

    He’s very likely going to treat her a lot better than her total douche ex-fiance, so good for her. This could be a cute couple.

  6. Talie says:

    You know what? They make sense… they’re on the same fame level and both play the game happily.

  7. silken_floss says:

    I wouldn’t mind some hot, grunting, sweaty sex with Joe Man-Jello mmmm. He seems like a decent, fun guy. Let her have some fun :)

  8. Lady says:

    Does she have hair extensions or is that just the Latina with tons of gorgeous hair thing going on?

  9. Sabrine says:

    I doubt it’s intended to be a long term thing. But in the meantime, hot monkey sex will be readily available, and lots of it.

  10. Adrien says:

    Hot. More believable than the MRod-Zacfron coupling.

  11. elle says:

    Yes. Makes sense. Totally. From one colombian lady to another- Get it, sofia!
    At least joes good looking. Her ex not so much.

  12. Jayna says:

    He’s not a meathead. I thought he was engaging on WWHL. He has a degree from Carnegie Mellon, so not a total meathead, even if not super interesting. Sofia isn’t some intellectual anyway, let’s face it. She mostly just trades on her hotness and not too much else interesting from her in interviews, except being funny and playing on her looks. Her last boyfriend was gross. Joe doesn’t like the typical Hollywood too skinny actresses. He said he doesn’t find that attractive and that he is too big of a guy and likes a curvy woman. Sofia is thinner than she used to be, but she’s still a shapely woman with those boobs and she has hips even when thinner, not like a boy’s hips. So they seem like a cute match. I know when I saw him on some morning interview show he had a girlfriend he had been dating for a year. I guess they broke up. Plus I remember a poster on here once saying he was at a place she was and he was so nice to her and also friendly to everyone in there, very unpretentious, non-celebrity acting. Even lower-tier actors can come in places acting like douchebags. I feel like she’s that way also, not a diva, even with how famous she’s become.

    • Jen34 says:

      Well said. BTW, Sofia has a lot of heart. She told a story on a talk show about a time when she was at chateau Marmont and gave Kaiser’s ex GButler money because she over heard the valets talking in Spanish about how he couldn’t pay for his parking. So she gave him money for that and some extra in case he needed food. I’ve loved her ever since.

      • boredsuburbanhousewife says:

        @Jen34 I saw her and Butler on the talk show flirting it up over the valet incident. Since then I’ve always thought they wld be a perfect couple. She is his type and at least age appropriate. But I can see her and Joe too..

    • MsGoblin says:

      I agree. One cannot be a meat-head AND hold a degree from Carnegie Mellon.

      • Jen says:

        I like how people bring up that he went to Carnegie Mellon in like EVERY POST about him. Ok, fine, but he has crafted an image for himself as a grunting meathead. That is his own fault, through his own choices and lack of acting ability.

      • zinc says:

        Why are his fans so defensive about CM? It is a good school, but people are making fun of the fact that Joe keeps mentioning he went there for acting even though it is moving in to 20 years ago and he only went after there got in his junior year. Most actors are insecure, but when he is constantly mentioning it in every forum, it is hilarious and transparent. Show me (and not a piece of paper), don’t tell me you can act. And for the love of God, please no don’t bring up a guest spot years ago on a canceled sitcom as evidence of his acting powers.

        Plus, if you have been around at all, you have met people from even the ivy leagues who don’t know their ass from their elbows, so…

    • Kayl says:

      I was going to say this, thank you. Joe isn’t an idiot and I wish people would stop labeling him that.

  13. feebee says:

    “If Joe doesn’t speak, maybe it will last.” LOL I thought firstly, Sofia, what are you doing? But after reading the article…. fair enough.

  14. jinni says:

    This Joe guy doesn’t come off as the sharpest tool in the shed but it’s not like Sofia is known for her brain or even comes off really intelligent in her interviews, so I don’t get why he is constantly being told to be quiet.

    Anyway congrats to Sofia, even though I don’t get his hype anyone has to be better than her crappy ex.

  15. Pixiestix says:

    I remember seeing some photos snapped of them @Washington Correspondents Dinner & you could tell they were into each other — in fact, it almost looked as if the camera caught them from their faces.

  16. weepingwillow says:

    The PR stench on this is super strong. And obvious. I know Joe is having problems finding new jobs (more lack of talent and attitude, because he is trying out for everything with no success) outside of being stripper #3 in the Magic Mike, so he is desperate to stay in the public view any way possible. Wait for the slew of pap pic and interviews about their relationship coming down the pike from him.

    In theory they should be hot but they read try-hard and boring.

    • Abbott says:

      At least his people are working overtime on this, yes? He was on People’s(?) Hottest Bachelor cover last week, both People and US Weekly are cranking out the same story, and photographer–errr fans were there in Louisiana to capture that special moment.

  17. Nev says:

    WERK. hot all over the place!!

  18. Tiffany27 says:

    He’s gross, but this coupling makes sense to me. Good luck to them.

  19. Jen says:

    How convenient, all these sources *coughpublicistscough* “leaking” details of their coupling right after he gets killed off (it’s Tuesday, get over the spoilers) and he gushes about her in People. Sooooooo legit.

  20. Faye says:

    “I could totally see how the sex would be hot. Gross-hot, but hot. Lots of grunting.”

    Thanks for that visual . . . off to vomit up my morning Cheerios.

    I also think this is a PR stunt, with maybe a bit of rebound for Sofia.

  21. Tig says:

    Good for them! Beautiful people having fun! This gives off a much healthier vibe than Zac and Michelle to be sure!

  22. Lara K says:

    I would go for some hot vacation sex with him any day.

    That said, they look a little weird together – almost plastic. But for rebound hot bouncy time, why not? I’d take him as my rebound guy any day. Yum!

  23. pnichols says:

    I love this! Cool. Hope it works! :)

  24. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Man, she’s SO overrated. Beautiful yes, but so incredibly annoying.
    Plus the ill-timed rape joke is something I cannot forget and I side-eye anyone who dated Tom Cruise..

    But he has great abs so eh? Go get it, Sofia.

  25. Kelly says:

    They are both absolutely gorgeous. Good.

  26. Mindy says:

    They certainly look beautiful together and the physical chemistry is absolutely there. But from reading certain interviews with Joe he seems like a VERY traditional male and she’s definitely a bit head strong. I think he’d rather have a woman that allows him to be the decision maker and go where he goes, and she doesn’t nearly look like the type of lady who’d do that. His last girlfriend, the one he met in Vegas, appeared to be the same type of feisty woman and it only lasted a year. I wonder if this will last beyond the physical?

    • Kayl says:

      Sophia let her last boyfriend completely run over her though in a very very unhealthy way.

      • Mindy says:

        I remember reading that her last boyfriend wasn’t a piece of cake. Joe seems more ethical and much nicer but still that sort of in charge kind of guy. He boasted how Audra Marie used to cook English breakfasts for him and thanked this last one in the back of his Evolution book for her love, patience and home cooking. Cooking is a trait he looks for in a woman obviously. I bet Sofia can work the kitchen when she wants to but is she ready to do it prime time?

    • Darkangel says:

      Sorry, but he’s a complete and utter narcissist who only wants someone that’s going to cater to his needs, hence his previous relationships with no-name “models” who followed him around from one c-list event to the next. There is no way in hell that Joe would be in a relationship where he is the subordinate in any way – and with someone who’s money, fame and success eclipses his own?! Definitely not. This is just well-timed PR to keep him relevant in the press.

  27. Lori says:

    I wonder how this will work with him being a strict gym rat and a recovering alcoholic. Sofia likes to be lazy and have drinks. Oh well. The PR people know what they r doing I’m sure.

  28. InvaderTak says:

    OK I’m probably going to regret asking but; what is a wet blanket boyfriend?

  29. GeeMoney says:

    Not a fan of this coupling, but if they are happy, then good for them.

  30. Ginger says:

    What a stunning couple! That’s all I’ve got. I’ll be nice today.

  31. Ice Queen says:

    Those words :” Lots of grunting” (during sex) fired me up! I can imagine it now for only one night and then walk away and never return again.


  32. joan says:

    He was actually pretty charming and relaxed on Andy Cohen’s show, surprisingly. And he’s educated.

    She on the other hand . . .

  33. magpie says:

    I approve. They look great together. But maybe she can work on his style. That suit/shirt/tie in the top pic is AWFUL.

  34. H2O says:

    So her fiance cheated on her, wow.