Are Sofia Vergara & Joe considering having a baby through surrogacy?


I keep forgetting that Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are engaged. Hell, I keep forgetting that they’re together. At first their relationship seemed cooked up by publicists, but after several months passed, it seems more like they’re just another boringly attractive couple. For what it’s worth, I thought she was more interesting with Nick Loeb, even though Loeb seemed like a total toolbox. But there was passion and heat and rage there.

Speaking of, back when Loeb and Vergara were together, he kept talking about how he wanted babies with her. She always sounded like she wasn’t interested – she already has an adult son, Manolo, and Sofia’s career motto seems to be “strike while the iron is hot.” She doesn’t want to put her career on pause to have anyone’s baby. But still, when she was with Loeb, she went and had her eggs frozen. There were even stories that she had a surrogate all lined up and everything and it was happening. But nothing happened. She broke up with Loeb and got with Joe Manganiello and now they’re engaged. And I guess they want a baby?

After Sofía Vergara and her fiancé, Joe Manganiello, spent nearly two months of searching for a surrogate, ‘In Touch’ has learned that the duo finally found a match!

“It was hard, because Sofía wanted to make sure that the woman was someone she could trust,” an insider exclusively says in the new issue of ‘In Touch.’

While ‘In Touch’ will not release the name of the surrogate, it can reveal that she works closely with the ‘Modern Family’ star. “Sofía is friends with this woman and spends a lot of time with her,” says the insider, “so she can watch the pregnancy firsthand as if it were her own.”

And while another source says the reason Sofía (who is already mom to Manolo, 23, from her first marriage) won’t carry the baby herself is “a closely guarded secret,” the pair aren’t hiding their excitement. “Sofía’s said from day one that Joe is the perfect dad,” adds the source. “They can’t wait to be parents.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

There has never been a confirmation from Sofia that she A) really does want another kid or B) can’t naturally conceive again. I think it’s pretty much a case of Sofia not wanting to be pregnant and not wanting to put her career on hold for any reason. To me, that sounds like the wrong way to bring a kid into the world, but whatever. I’m not doubting that Sofia will take care of her gestational surrogate in every way, and if that’s what she really wants, God bless. It just feels like Sofia gets with these guys who don’t have kids and she thinks she has to just give in and have a baby some way instead of just saying “No thanks, I’ve done that already and I don’t want to do it again at this point in my life.”


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  1. GlimmerBunny says:

    Their baby would be GORGEOUS, and that’s the only reason why I hope the story is true.

  2. funmi says:

    I dunno!
    Can’t she just want a baby without having to carry it in her tummy herself? I doubt she would spend 2 years searching for a surrogate if she really didn’t want one.

  3. Luca76 says:

    Or maybe her first pregnancy was difficult and she doesn’t want to put herself through that 23 years later? Maybe she doesn’t feel like announcing a fertility issue to the world and shouldn’t have to justify it to anyone.
    Anyway good luck to them.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Her medical stuff is her business, I don’t want to speculate.
    But possibly she brushed off having more kids with that Loeb guy because she knew he was a mess and it wouldn’t last?
    I think she was incredibly smart to set up all of these business deals now while she’s popular on Modern Family. After the show I feel like she won’t be as in demand, but who knows.

    • mernymerlyn says:

      She also had thyroid cancer and had her thyroid removed. She also had radiation.
      Combine all that, plus her age it makes it even harder to get pregnant.
      I know because I’m going through the same thing.

      • Venus says:

        @mernymerlyn: Are you dealing with thyroid cancer? I went through that last year and have gotten clean bills of health since then. It’s scary, isn’t it? Good luck to you!

        (I don’t think the radioactive iodine affects fertility, but that wasn’t an issue for me, so I don’t actually know for sure.)

      • mernymerlyn says:

        I had it in 2012 and even though it was “minimally invasive” it was an aggressive form of follicular cancer. I had two surgeries followed by the RAI.
        I was 36, now I’m 39.
        I found out I had cancer right when we were about to start trying.
        Everyone is different but from what I have read it can definitely affect your fertility because your thyroid controls your hormones.
        Good luck @Venus! Yes, it is very scary.

  5. scout says:

    Money can buy almost everything in this World if you try hard enough. Good luck to them.

    • TorontoE says:

      Whoa, that was way harsh Tai. Why shouldn’t she have full spectrum of reproductive choices and make the decision that is best for her? Isn’t that her right?

      • Celebwatch says:

        Paid surrogacy is illegal in most of the world for a reason: renting a woman’s womb is ethically questionable.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      not all countries who allow surrogacy allow payment. In Canada, the associated medical costs must be covered, but there can be no payment. If it were a family member who was doing this for free, would there be the same ‘ethical questions’ for you?

  6. kellybean says:

    I wish she would go back to the dark hair. I know she claims that her real colour is blonde or light brown but she looked gorgeous in that first season of Modern Family with the dark hair. Also, has she done something to her face since that first season or is it just that her eyebrows are thicker?

    • lucy2 says:

      IMO she should go back to darker hair and thinner eyebrows, I’ve been noticing for a while. I saw an old episode of Modern Family the other day and I think that look suits her much better than her current one.

    • Sullivan says:

      I agree about the hair color. Actually, her hair is too Aniston circa 2000. Color, length, middle part.

      • crab says:

        I think she looks like Sally on the Nightmare Before Christmas! I think I might be the only one who doesn’t think she’s pretty at all! Now Joe on the other hand! Mama Mia!!

  7. Talie says:

    Joe is a good, stable guy. Everyone should be happy for her that she is rid of that awful, spoiled heir to onion rings or whatever.

    • hadlyB says:

      Really? Do you know him? He dumped his long time GF when he got True Blood. I heard he wasn’t that great of a guy but a real jerk.

      He’s fame hungry and his GF wasn’t good enough for his new career.

      • Talie says:

        Yeah, he seems like a real nutjob. Bye! I haven’t heard one bit of scandal about him except for his alcoholism… and he’s been sober for years.

  8. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Warning – This is judgmental. There are many legitimate reasons for using a surrogate, and maybe she has one. But not wanting to ruin your figure or put your career on hold doesn’t seem legitimate to me. This might be coming from a place of hurt because I desperately wanted children and couldn’t have them, but if you don’t want a child enough to be inconvenienced a little, maybe you should think about how much you really want a child. It’s not like buying a handbag. They’re going to change your life if you do it right. This rubs me the wrong way IF that’s really her reason. She may have been really ill with her first baby or have some medical issue. Either way, I wish her the best. But I think it’s a questionable start to parenting when you don’t want the presence of a new human being in your life to create any waves.

    • Hannah says:

      Agreed 100%.

    • Nayru says:

      I will totally judge anyone who perceives pregnancy as inconvenient or uncomfortable as not ready for children (unless your health is seriously at risk).

      • Curious Cole says:

        Nayru- Pregnancy IS uncomfortable, especially if you have any health problems! If that’s how people choose to have a family, good for them. Surrogacy certainly isn’t an indication of irresponsibility. Passing blanket judgement on a group of people you’ve never met, however…

    • mernymerlyn says:

      She’s in her 40’s and has no thyroid. It’s really hard to get pregnant under those conditions.

      • kri says:

        Mernymerlyn-I am sorry you are going through that. Sending you good vibes. If this story is true, and they want a kid together, and she can’t because of her med issues, then I say they should it.

    • mernymerlyn says:

      Thank you @kri.
      It’s been a couple of years and even though I feel great after being cancer free, we had to wait after the radiation as opposed to wanting to wait.
      It might never happen for us but we remain positive.

    • Keddie says:

      Agreed. There may be a complication which prevents her from falling pregnant/ carrying a baby. But I don’t agree with someone using a surrogate to preserve their body or avoid the strain/changes of pregnancy. May never know in this case though…

  9. Michelle says:

    I wish Sofia would go back to dark hair. I recently caught an old episode of Modern Family and she was an absolute knock out with the darker hair.