Most women would have jumped at the chance to snag a date with Hollywood hunk Joe Manganiello, but his A-list fiancée, Sofia Vergara, was not one of them. In fact, the gorgeous actress says she initially thought Joe was “too handsome” to date, but her Modern Family costar, Jesse Tyler Ferguson – who played matchmaker for the photogenic pair – eventually convinced her.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Sofia reveals how she and her groom-to-be first got together. It all began at the 2014 White House Correspondents' dinner last spring, when the pair inadvertently made headlines after the Magic Mike star was caught admiring Sofia’s famous assets.
Sofia, 42, was engaged to businessman Nick Loeb at the time, but the couple split later that month. Meanwhile, Joe, 38, was already smitten with the actress and wasted no time asking Jesse to set them up.
Joe was reportedly smitten with Sofia at first sight
"I'm like, 'Jesse, no, he's too handsome,'" Sofia tells the magazine. "Then after two days of Jesse trying to convince me, I'm like, 'Okay, give him my number.' I'm thinking, I'm in New Orleans shooting and he's in L.A. Nothing's going to happen … But, we started talking a lot, and then he showed up in New Orleans. Since then we've been inseparable."
It’s hard to imagine anyone being “too handsome” for the stunning Colombian star, who appears with Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming action-comedy film Hot Pursuit. Shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, the brunette bombshell sizzles on the Vanity Fair cover in a red, off-the-shoulder gown of which soon-to-be-hubby Joe would most certainly approve.
After six months of dating, the actor popped the question to his bride-to-be while they holidayed in Hawaii over Christmas. The couple plan to tie the knot in the fall, and Sofia has previously spoken about how their wedding plans are coming along.
"It’s going be crazy because we want to do something really big," Sofia told Extra in February. "We have to; we tried to make a small list and it didn’t work out. Oh my God, it’s going be insane. We have to plan a lot." Luckily, Sofia has pal and costar Reese to help her plan!