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Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello announce divorce after 7 years of marriage: 'We politely ask for respect of our privacy'

Jul 18, 2023 10:15 AM IST

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello tied the knot in Florida in November 2015. Joe, in 2020, had said that he felt he made the right call by marrying the actor.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello have announced their divorce seven years after they tied the knot. As per a new report, the duo issued a statement and called it a 'difficult decision'. The actors also urged people to give them privacy as they 'navigate this new phase' of their lives. (Also Read | Sofia Vergara is Forbes’ highest-paid actress of 2020, with 315 crore earnings; no Indian on the list)

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello were married for seven years.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello were married for seven years.

What Sofia and Joe said

As per Page Six, the couple said in a statement, “We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”

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Quoting a source, Page Six reported, “Sofia and Joe have been growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future.” As per the report, the couple was last seen together in June in Hoboken, when Sofia visited Joe on the set of his new project Nonnas with Vince Vaughn.

Sofia celebrated her birthday without Joe

Sofia Vergara, who last week clocked her 51st birthday, is currently in Italy travelling and enjoying with her friends. She shared a string of posts on Instagram but none of them featured Joe. On July 11, a day after Sofia's birthday Joe wished her on Instagram. Sharing their photo, he simply wrote, "Happy Birthday Sofia!!!"

Sofia and Joe's wedding

Sofia and Joe tied the knot in Palm Beach, Florida in November 2015. Last year, when they celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, she shared a series of throwback photos on her social media platforms. She had captioned the post, “Love You (red heart emojis)".

What Joe had said about marrying Sofia

Joe, in August 2020, told PEOPLE that he felt that he made the right call by marrying Sofia. “I knew pretty quickly that I could trust her, and she knew pretty quickly that she could trust me. And we’re both the kind of people who are capable of putting the other person ahead of ourselves. I was capable of putting her wishes ahead of mine, whatever they were, and she was capable of doing the same. Once you have that, you don't let go of it. My instincts about her were right."

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