After seven years of marriage, Sofia Vergara and her husband Joe Manganiello have separated and are getting divorced, report:

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Joe Manganiello and SofĂ­a Vergara attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

In a statement, the couple says: “We have taken the tough choice to divorce. We respectfully request that our privacy be respected at this time as we traverse this new stage of our life as two individuals who sincerely love and care for one another.

Sofia Vergara is currently celebrating her 51st birthday

While in Italy celebrating her 51st birthday with a group of pals, the “Modern Family” star is missing Manganiello and her wedding band.

According to a source, “Sofia Vergara and Joe have been drifting apart for a while now and are taking some time apart to think about their future.”

Manganiello made headlines as well for wishing his wife a happy birthday on Instagram with the simple message, “!!Feliz Cumpleaos Sofa!!!.” (In Spanish, “Happy Birthday Sofa”).

“Am I the only one who finds the sound offensive? ‘Sofia Vergara’…. not even ‘My love, My dear wife,'” one supporter remarked. Joe, I hope you guys are okay. That was a very different (cold) happy birthday message to your wife, compared to prior ones, one person wrote.

Another source stated, “Those close to Sofia Vergara were trying to justify Joe’s absence by saying he was filming back on the East Coast; that explanation barely held up due to the writer’s strike, but once the actor’s strike kicked in, he could have been on the first flight… and he quite clearly is not.

At the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in 2014, when Sofia Vergara was engaged to investor Nick Loeb, they first connected through the actress’ former co-star Ferguson, who has a 31-year-old son called Manolo with her first husband Joe Gonzalez.

When she broke up with Loeb a few weeks later, Manganiello sought the actress’ phone number.

According to the “Magic Mike XXL” actor in 2020, “She realized fairly soon that she could trust me, and I knew pretty quickly that I could trust her. And we are both the sort of individuals who can put the needs of others above our own.

In the past, Manganiello dated Bridget Peters, a model, and actress Audra Marie.

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