If Sofia Vergara seemed a little distracted in these photos from her big premiere last night, that’s on purpose. Sofia and Reese Witherspoon celebrated their new lady-centric comedy, Hot Pursuit, with a star-studded LA premiere last night. Sofia brought her fiance, Joe Manganiello, who also seemed a bit distracted. Why so distracted? As we discussed yesterday (and the past two weeks), Sofia’s ex Nick Loeb is a creepy, manipulative, religious-right-baiting jackass. Loeb’s most recent douche move was to involve the New York Times op-ed page in his attempt to publicly manipulate and humiliate Sofia because she A) didn’t want to have children with him and B) moved on so quickly with Joe Manganiello. That’s not even me saying it at this point (although I wholeheartedly agree with that interpretation): Page Six’s “sources” basically say that Loeb is a douchebag and he planned out his op-ed just in time to hijack Sofia’s big starring role:
Sofía Vergara’s ex-fiancé Nick Loeb’s bombshell op-ed column outlining his argument that their frozen embryos have a right to live was timed for maximum embarrassment for the actress as she debuted her new film. Vergara, who has stayed silent on the contentious subject, walked the red carpet on Thursday for the LA premiere of her movie “Hot Pursuit,” with Reese Witherspoon, hours after the New York Times published his piece.
A source told us: “Wednesday is the most important day of Sofía’s career. She is opening her first movie [as a leading actress], co-starring an Oscar-winner — a movie that she executive produced — and Nick is trying to ruin it.”
While Loeb insists the issue is “a parent’s right to protect the life of his or her unborn child,” the source said, “This comes from his anger over the end of their relationship and her subsequent engagement to Joe Manganiello. He is using his anger to emotionally extort her.”
Despite Loeb’s war over the frozen embryos, which are stored in a California clinic, Vergara is focusing on her movie and her upcoming wedding to Manganiello, which Page Six can reveal will be in November.
Our source added, “Sofía does not want to destroy the embryos, she wishes them to remain stored at the clinic. She is focused on her film, moving into her new home, and the most important day of her life — her wedding.”
I kind of wish Sofia hadn’t avoided making any comment about Loeb on last night’s red carpet. Yes, the way she and Joe look loved up is probably a good enough “comment,” but it would have been great if every time Sofia got a question about Loeb, she would have started talking about her wedding plans with Joe, or how Hot Pursuit is tracking, or how proud she was to executive produce the film. Just deflect and throw it all back in the jackass’s face.
PS… Sofia’s dress is Georges Chakra. Her heels are Louboutin and her earrings are (shockingly) Neil Lane. I’m surprised she’s not wearing her Kmart jewelry line!
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.