Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello are loved up in Miami: cute or sketchy?


I haven’t said anything about Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara since they first established that they were a couple three weeks ago. I still have sort of mixed feelings about it. On one side… who says it has to be super-serious all the time? Can’t Sofia just bang a buff meathead and “get hers,” so to speak? Of course she can. On the other side… I think this pairing is still sort of weird. They do make sense together, of course, but… I don’t know. I can’t put my finger on it. I think it’s HIM. I just don’t think much of him.

Anyway, Joe and Sofia flew to Miami last week, and I’m including some of those photos. She made kissy faces at him while he looked sort of bored. DUDE. You’re with Sofia Vergara. You should look grateful. I’m also including some photos of Sofia and Joe as they were out and about in Miami. People Mag says that Joe’s already meeting her family. And Sofia pays when they go out.

As if it weren’t hot enough in Miami, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello turned up the heat with a PDA-packed arrival at the airport. The affectionate couple made their way through Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Thursday, holding hands, hugging and kissing as they waited for their luggage before hopping in a car bound for the St. Regis hotel in Bal Harbour.

Vergara, 42, and Manganiello, 37, have headed south so the True Blood actor could spend time with the Colombian-born bombshell’s family, sources tell PEOPLE. Hours after touching down in Miami, the twosome were joined by her relatives for dinner at Cecconi’s Italian restaurant.

“She looked beautiful and very happy,” a source says.

The following day, the lovebirds only had eyes for each other when they stepped out for a romantic lunch at Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami’s Design District.

“They couldn’t keep their hands off of each other,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

It’s not the first time Manganiello has met up with members of Vergara’s family: The couple recently cozied up with them for her birthday celebration in Malibu. The couple kept the romance going on Friday night with another PDA-packed dinner, this time at Seasalt and Pepper Brasserie.

“They had a wonderful time and Sofia paid the bill,” a source tells PEOPLE.

[From People]

I would make a bigger deal about Sofia paying and how this is all some sort of stage-managed PR fauxmance, etc. But really, I think Sofia just takes care of her finances. I think she struggled financially for a long time and she’s always got her eye on the money. She paid because she doesn’t want to be financially beholden to some dude. Now, I will totally shade her for introducing him to her parents so quickly though. They’ve been together for what? Five weeks, maybe? At most. Way too soon.



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  1. Abbott says:

    Somewhere Kaley Cuoco and Henry Cavill are rolling their eyes at this…

  2. ToodySezHey says:

    There is a link item out here strongly implying this is a PR feauxmance

    So..I’m gonna roll with that.

    • Sherry says:

      I’m rolling with a fauxmance too. A couple of years ago I was vacationing with the family in Miami and a local magazine had an article about celebrities and Miami. The author said something along the lines of, “When celebrities want to push a romance or want publicity, they come to Miami to get photographed. Whenever you see a celebrity in a gossip magazine and they’re in Miami, you can bet they WANTED to be photographed and seen.”

  3. psuedointellectual says:

    I think she is trying to make the onion crunch loser jealous – he is the audience for all this PDA.

  4. Nick says:

    I hate when people (not saying you especially did kaiser) laugh at the couple and the guy when a woman picks up a check. It’s demeaning to both sexes & needs to end.

    • Heather says:

      Agreed, why is it frowned upon when the woman pays?

    • Ag says:

      i agree. why the heck can’t she pay, for whatever reason, or no reason at all? it is SUPER demeaning to both sexes.

      • Nick says:

        I am in the dating world and it becomes CRAZY expensive to be going on a lot of dates because I have met very few girls who actually will pay. Some may offer but it’s not really an offer, you know? However, I have been out with a few that demand to pay after the 2nd or 3rd date which a nice surprise.

    • Jenna says:

      It’s confusing as heck to me to figure out people might be looking at ME weird now, because 90% of the time I take the check. Embarrassingly, I will toss it at my husband to sometimes check my math so the tip is both adequate and reasonable (math checking mostly if I’ve had a drink or two. Numbers are the first things to fly away when I have a cocktail, and my husband is a walking abacus. Dead drunk and hanging upside down and he could still calculate pi for quite a ways. Two drinks for me and I would need to take my shoes off for anything about $10! The reasonable part comes in because if left to my own devices, after crappy jobs in all sorts of fields, if I have it, I’ll tip 50% if the service is good & I’m not stopped!) but other then that… even if it’s a case of HIM actually being the technical payer, most often it would look like I’m paying the dinner check, store total, etc. He tends to hand me his wallet when we go out, I’m better at keeping cash on me, and I keep a big obsessive of an eye on ‘can we afford’ then he does, so the paying usually comes to me to manage while out. I also keep the receipts and keep the day to day tally for tallying on the go. He is more the online bill wrangler. (Basically a case of him handling ‘high’ finance and me handling the day to day, if that makes sense)

      So…. because, even in times when I’m literally pulling the cash out of his wallet for something (I also loathe being out in public and asking him to hand the cash over publicly. I’ve gotten the ‘trophy/Stepford/sweet little homemaker’ comments a few too many times and it’s tough not make myself not give an impromptu speech about working from home and pulling my own weight thanks all the same sometimes.) people are watching and making snotty comments about me ‘having’ to pay the bill? And in some folks view that makes our relationship somehow less or even invalid?

      Well. Crap. That sucks. People are just… weird. Going back to house hunting before my head explodes.

    • Jem says:

      I always pay or offer to (sincerely). I HATE feeling like I owe the guy something. I have money of my own; I work hard; and I CAN pay and do. OFTEN.

    • chaine says:

      My mom always picks up the check because she doesn’t trust my dad to tip fairly.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Well said, I completely agree, Nick.

  5. Tiffany27 says:

    This coupling is hilarious to me. Idk why.

  6. Bibi says:

    Sophia paying?? I don’t know what to think ab that. Not long ago she said that her Guy friends @Colombia would get a heart attack if she would dare to pay. So this may be just PR display, not PDA display. That and Joe’s bored face kind of gives it away. My opinion

  7. Lucy2 says:

    It’s all a bit over the top, makes it seem like it’s for publicity.
    She paid the bill at her own birthday celebration? I know she’s done very well for herself, but you would think that would be one of the times someone else would say hey let me take care of that!

  8. Darkladi says:

    In my heart of hearts, being tacked to a mattress by Joe the werewolf to get over a breakup is not a bad deal. (Hides face in shame)

  9. eliza says:

    Ugh! I was hoping after they killed him off on True Blood I would never have to lay eyes on this overrated, non acting, Cyclops again. Thanks Sofia! *eye roll*.

  10. Kiddo says:

    I don’t care, but who wears long sleeves and scarves in the Summer in Miami?

  11. Talie says:

    I think Joe is a solid guy, who doesn’t have rampant gay rumors, and in Hollywood, isn’t that enough? Ha!

  12. shannon says:

    I’m not going w/cute or sketchy. I’ll just take gross. I’m sure they’re both fine people, but I don’t get her appeal and he’s just….a meathead. And who is he kidding with that James Dean t-shirt?

  13. In the first picture her arm looks like a TOOTHPICK!!!!

  14. Blythe says:

    I’m really into big guys. I know a lot of women here are Hiddleston fans and Cumberbitches, but nothing gets my panties off faster than a 6’5, bearded, half-man-half-bear species.

  15. hutter says:

    He makes her look ridiculously thin. Look at her arms in the first picture: They look skeletal!!

  16. NewWester says:

    I have no shade for this couple. Fake or real if both Joe and Sofia are having fun and no one is getting hurt( they are both adults) good for them.
    The only thing that bugs me is this habit of some celebrities always having a cell phone in their hand. If it is not being used put it away! What they don’t have pockets or purses to put the phone in? In this case Sofia has a huge purse on her shoulder.
    I honestly think the cell phones are fake and the celebrities pretend to be talking to someone so they can ignore the paps

  17. Maria says:

    the paying the bill stuff makes me believe its PR. its for her image. why else would People which is the go to magazine for publicists and their lies print that? every word wants to convey a message. the paying the bill is that she is sooo independent. she doesnt need a man. unless of course to be in the gossip mags :D

  18. Belle Epoch says:

    I find Joe a Neanderthal, but I’m glad Sofia got away from the previous jerk. By all accounts he did not treat her very nicely. Hope she’s having fun and makes a graceful exit soon. (Not going to happen!)

  19. Sugar says:

    I’ve been in the Ft. Lauderdale airport dozens of times so I know this isn’t a place where the papparazzi just happen to hang out. It’s a small, dinky airport. These pictures were set up.

  20. Jen says:

    This is Henry Cavill/Kaley Cuoco level lameness. They have the same management/PR team.

    But I guess Joe had to something now that he was FINALLY killed off, and Sofia needs to shed the image of her sketchy ex.

  21. Ag says:

    they both look sort of bored.

  22. TheOriginalKitten says:

    They match well IMO. Both have a history of saying stupid things, both are (objectively) pretty with not much going on upstairs.

  23. sundaygal says:

    Furniture-breaking sex.

  24. Snazzy says:

    I seem alone in this one but I kind of like them together! I find that they suit each other.
    I kind hope it works out, at least in hollywood years

  25. Bridget says:

    What’s with the weird photoshopping? Her forearm looks like it could snap in that pic. And Sofia is lovely and slender, but frail she is not.

  26. Kat says:

    I don’t know if its PR maybe, i guess they could be using their hook up for PR,at least they make sense, not like that weird thing with Zac Efron and the Lost actress. That was just so hard to buy as real.

  27. Sumodo1 says:

    This meathead looks like he’s “working.” Official breakup will before the Emmys, so that she can hog the red carpet and get (hyped-up) sympathy in interviews.

  28. Mom says:

    These 2 are photographed many times a day. Am I the only one to think this is a smokescreen for something else? So many other relationship things reported all in 1-2 weeks. Hmm.

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    they have a sketchy slightly skanky sweetness to them that somehow works.

  30. Jayna says:

    How is this not convincing? He stated for a long time he had a crush on her. He broke up with his girlfriend the first of the year and she recently ended her relationship. There’s a lot of photos of him with his girlfriend walking around living life, affectionate. So it’s not abnormal for him to want to be with Sofia if they are dating.

    Hey maybe, just maybe, two hot people single at the same time are into each other and it’s new and exciting. Who knows the future, but what a cynical bunch this site is thinking this is only PR, or maybe they’ve forgotten what it’s like when you are first really into each other and that new sex. And I can believe the paps are all over it since it’s in the beginning stages. Oh, well, back to your cynical selves. LOL

    • Hmmmm says:

      Because it’s all a PR game. He’s told to say certain things in an interview. I wouldn’t be surprised if the photo they took at the event earlier this year wasn’t a setup. That’s the thing about celebrities: once you think you have them figured out, they are already light years ahead of you. My guess is this relationship will last for about a year, at least through the Emmys so she can have someone to walk with her on the red carpet since her show was nominated.

  31. smee says:

    He strikes me as maybe being not too smart, but he’s handsome, I guess. It does sort of feel like a set-up for publicity and career enhancement (on his part) and she needed to distance herself from her ex.

    I don’t like the not paying part. She can pay for the flights and hotel, but get your wallet out in the restaurant, dood, and put up the front.

  32. Josefa says:

    I don’t think it’s that weird she introduced him to her family so soon. It’s a latin thing. Actually, if I introduced a boyfriend to my mom after 5 weeks she’d get mad as hell, lol.

    That is assuming they are for real, though, which I doubt. They look so awkward together.

  33. Hmmmm says:

    Even before there was a blind item out about this “couple,” the second I heard about it, I found it to be difficult to believe. Also, when he was promoting True Blood and his documentary on WWHL, he said he was single. That was on a Thursday. By the following Monday, he was seeing someone special. That’s pretty fast to be committing to someone so soon. There was also a rumor she hooked up with her ex within the past week or so. For someone he says he’s so infatuated with, he sure looks bored with her. I guess the infatuation wore off.