It looks like Joe Manganiello already has a girlfriend, just months after his split

There have been so many breakups and divorce announcements this summer, it’s remarkable that Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara’s divorce just sort of faded away after a week of reporting. While they were well-suited for each other, at the end of the day, they weren’t making each other happy. Sofia wanted to work and party and enjoy her life. Joe wanted… to be a father. So, just a few months after Joe and Sofia filed for divorce, it looks like Joe already has a 33-year-old girlfriend.

Joe Manganiello has a new bae — a casual one, but still … we’re told he and actress Caitlin O’Connor have been getting to know each other on the heels of his divorce from Sofia Vergara.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Joe and Caitlin aren’t official, but they’re casually dating after meeting last month at the screening party for the second season of the HBO show, “Winning Time,” in which Caitlin plays a young Dyan Cannon.

Joe and Caitlin even jumped in the jacuzzi together at the bash, albeit with other folks taking a dip too — no solo swims here. The party went down at the home of the show’s executive producer, Jim Hecht … and his wife, reporter Courtney Friel, shared the group snap.

Joe and Caitlin were spotted leaving Gold’s Gym in Venice together Wednesday, so they obviously get along well enough to get their pump on as a duo. We’re told Joe and Caitlin bonded over the fact they’re both from the greater Pittsburgh area — he’s from Mt. Lebanon and she’s from Uniontown, and it all kinda snowballed from there.

[From TMZ]

All of this is just textbook. Several commenters predicted this is what would happen, and look, it’s just as they said it would be: Joe waited a few months and picked up an attractive, younger blonde. I expected the next girlfriend to be about 25, but Caitlin is supposedly 33 years old. Sure! Maybe she is. Am I on crack or is she known for something else? I don’t recognize her face, but I could swear that I’ve read her name in association with some other big celebrity story. Maybe I’m thinking about some other Caitlin though…? Caitlin is a working actress and she’s also had side-gigs hosting MMA and UFC stuff. Hm. Anyway, it is what it is. I doubt Sofia is broken up about it.

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25 Responses to “It looks like Joe Manganiello already has a girlfriend, just months after his split”

  1. Josephine says:

    Most of these celebs have new love interests before the split, so this seems surprisingly normal. and if the guy wants kids, he’s not going to date someone in their late 40s or 50s. I don’t know, just can’t see any outrage in this unless I’m missing something.

    • julie says:

      no outrage here either. i mean, let’s face it, its not like Joe ( or Sophia) would have difficulty finding a partner, so a couple of months is pretty long in his world.
      if he asked me i’d be saying yes in a heartbeat

    • Lan says:

      If he wants kids he can get with a woman his own age or adopt. Or just go without kids. Men always get a pass for this bullshit. What if a woman is in a marriage where a man isn’t willing to have kids? She can’t just trade in for someone younger when she pleases. She has to adopt or accept that it’s not going to happen. But it’s all cool for men to go around spreading their geriatric seed, huh?

      • Ann says:

        Yeah a woman can find someone that wants kids.

      • Sue says:

        “Or just go without kids”? It’s not really as casual of a decision as that. Wanting or not wanting kids isn’t something to shrug at. Nor should a person’s desire to want kids be minimized.

      • MsIam says:

        If a woman is married to someone who doesn’t want kids, she can’t just “adopt”. Both people have to sign those papers. Look, they wanted different things in life so Joe and Sofia parted ways. Would you begrudge her for finding someone who makes her happy?

      • Josephine says:

        I’m a little confused by this remark. Women have and do divorce men who don’t want kids if they do (my brother’s wife left him for that reason despite them initially both being on the same page and no one in our family blamed her). Is it unfair that men can make that decision way later in life than women if they want a biological child? Yup, but it’s also basic biology. He could date someone older and they could adopt or use a surrogate but my guess is that many older women either are done with babies or never wanted a child.

      • PeasantRoyal says:

        not sure what this comment is about. If she wanted kids with him, she wouldve gotten kids with him, by surrogate, adoption, or whatever way they wanted, we know she would go the distance for kids because she did with her twit ex-husband. Is she decides she wants kids tomorrow morning – she can have whoever she wants as long as it’s mutual and he’s an adult. If he wants kids, he can choose whoever he wants that’s consenting and an adult too. I thought the point was to side eye he got over sophia real quick after such a long time with sophia. and sophia is still in love with sophia

    • Hawaiiangymrat says:

      Honestly this all seems par for the course. She knew a bit while it’s a personal decision that she wasn’t maybe interested in having kids any further. They should have had a hard line discussion on this before getting married, because there’s no way she didn’t know this man wanted kids. You you know deep inside whether you do or don’t and this can be the consequences where you’re compatible in every way but refusing to be honest with yourself and someone else can ruin everything you worked for. I chalk it up to a life lesson of honesty is the best policy up front so people are not wasting their time. There’s nothing wrong with her party and living her life she just should have been more upfront with what her true desires and feelings were and not give someone false hope. And in the same breath, there is nothing wrong with her living her best life and partying, however she should have said from day one she just wants to live her best life and have no more kids,.

  2. Nikomikaelx says:

    Good for him, they divorced because they wanted different things and thats completely fine. Men can also have biological clocks, and maybe he just really want to be married with kids so he wound another woman quickly, lots of people move on quickly, especially when they really want to start a family.

    And like you said i dont think Sofia would be that broken up about it.

    • The Old Chick says:

      Sure but after what she went through with that Nick guy, I do feel for her. She would have been clear, with this guy. He obviously wants to date someone younger – and we don’t know if because he wants kids.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    She resembles his former long term girlfriend before marrying Sofía. He seems to like blondes.

  4. Kate says:

    A single man who has been single for months is dating an adult woman. I really don’t see the problem.

  5. hangonamin says:

    ….that woman looks like she’s 33. she doesn’t look very young…idk why there would be doubt how old she is. makes sense he’s gonna date someone in their 30s rather than someone close in his age bc he wants children. there doesn’t seem to be any shadiness to this and i like it. hope both parties move on and live their lives.

  6. Carnivalbaby says:

    She’s 33, also ready to settle down with kids I bet. I get that there maybe no outward animosity between him and Sofia, but if I were her, I would be a little peeved. Pretty sure he knew her feelings about kids up front, but was sure (in his mind) he could change her mind. No one goes into marriage not thinking that this is for the long haul.

    • Smalltowngirl says:

      Or he changed his mind. That happens too. I know several people who thought they were ok not having kids and hit 40 and realized that they did want them. So maybe Joe thought he was ok without kids and then realized he really did.

    • Elizabeth Phillips says:

      As I understand it, he also thought he didn’t want children, because of things in his family. However, when he went on Finding Your Roots he discovered that those things were not true and it changed his mind about having children.

      • Joanna says:

        What things?

      • molly says:

        @Joanna- His dad’s dad wasn’t his biological father. While his name is Manganiello, his DNA didn’t come back Italian at all. They offered to pull the plug if it was too much, and his dad was like, “¯\_(ツ)_/¯, that’s not surprising, actually.”

        IIRC, there was abuse and unhappiness in his family. The realization that his grandpa wasn’t his blood, and thus Joe may not be biologically predisposed to repeat things, seemed to be somewhat comforting. (I think.)

      • Carnivalbaby says:

        Right. He gained new information and re-evaluated his opinion. I buy this more than turning 40 brought new insight.

        Here’s some details on his story here:

      • windyriver says:

        @Molly – that’s what I thought too, if he didn’t want kids, it could have been about really bad family dynamics when he was growing up. Maybe what he learned did change his mind. He has a fascinating background that Dr. Gates considers among the most interesting he’s investigated (he’s Armenian, German, and 7% sub-saharan African). The episode is definitely worth watching.

  7. Smalltowngirl says:

    He is 45. She is 33. After 30, 12 years is not a big deal.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    Not surprising. But also no big deal, they parted ways, he’s moved on, she probably has too.

  9. Mel says:

    Okay. Is this supposed to be a problem?

  10. Ameerah M says:

    I’m not mad at him about it. They have both moved on and both wanted different things.

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