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Joe Manganiello Files For Divorce From Sofia Vergara

Updated: Jul 21, 2023




On Monday it was announced that Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello were separating after seven years of marriage.


Two days later Manganiello officially filed for divorce, citing 'irreconcilable differences."



The court documents, per the outlet, confirmed that the exes had a prenuptial agreement. They will each keep their own assets accumulated during the union.


Page Six broke the news on July 17 that Vergara, 51, and Manganiello, 46, had called it quits after seven years of marriage.


The actors said in an exclusive joint statement to us at the time, “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.”


An insider added of the reason for the split, “Sofía and Joe have been growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future.”


Rumors then began to circulate about what else had torn the once madly in love “Modern Family” alum and “Magic Mike” star apart.


A source previously claimed to the Daily Mail that Manganiello’s decision to get sober had impacted his marriage since Vergara still indulged in booze at social occasions.


However, a separate insider insisted at the time that the “America’s Got Talent” judge “could not have been more supportive” of her estranged husband’s sobriety.





Now comes word that the reason for the split is because Joe wanted kids, and Sofia did not.


The “Modern Family” star is already mom to 31-year-old son Manolo, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Joe Gonzalez.


She was also dragged into a lengthy court battle over custody of two frozen embryos from her 2013 IVF treatments with then-fiancé Nick Loeb, who sought to bring them to term.


Though a judge ultimately ruled in the actress’ favor in March 2021, we’re told the experience may have affected her view on having more kids.


An insider revealed to Page Six that this disparity in the estranged couple’s relationship is the real reason for the split, noting that the “irreconcilable differences” Manganiello cited in his divorce petition – which he filed Wednesday – is accurate.


Despite reports claiming the actor’s longtime sobriety negatively impacted the marriage, the source does not believe that to be the case.


Additionally, there was no infidelity or interest in other people at play.


High-profile divorce attorney Frederic J. Siegel – who is not representing either party and has no affiliation with the case – believes the duo will likely have a clean break financially because they signed a prenuptial agreement ahead of their wedding.


Reps for the pair did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment regarding the reason for their split.


No shade, but bringing kids into the world should have been a major topic of discussion before deciding to walk down the aisle.

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