Sofia Vergara Reveals the Reason for Joe Manganiello’s Divorce

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Sofia Vergara, a renowned actress, recently opened up about the personal reasons behind the end of her marriage with Joe Manganiello, shedding light on the challenges and decisions that led to their separation.

In a candid interview with El País, a prominent Spanish newspaper, Vergara, at the age of 51, discussed the pivotal factors that contributed to the dissolution of her decade-long marriage. She highlighted the age difference between her and Manganiello, who is 47, as a significant factor. According to Vergara, the primary issue revolved around the topic of having children.

While Manganiello expressed a strong desire to experience parenthood, Vergara, who had her son Manolo in 1991 with her then-husband Joe Gonzalez, felt differently. She and Gonzalez had separated two years after their son’s birth.

Vergara revealed her stance on not wanting more children, explaining her perspective on being an older mother. “I feel it’s not fair to the baby. I respect whoever does it, but that’s not for me anymore,” she stated. Having been a mother since the age of 19, Vergara expressed her readiness to embrace the role of a grandmother rather than having more children herself.

Despite the end of her second marriage, Vergara remained positive about the future. She humorously mentioned that any potential love interest in her life would need to come with their children, as she is nearing menopause and feels that it’s a natural progression. She also shared her anticipation for the time when her son would become a father, allowing her to enjoy the joys of grandparenthood.

The revelation by Vergara sheds new light on the previously private aspects of her relationship with Manganiello. Until now, both Vergara and Manganiello had maintained silence regarding the reasons for their breakup. It was in July 2023 when Us Weekly confirmed that Manganiello had filed for divorce, marking the end of their marriage.

Vergara’s openness in this recent interview offers a more in-depth look into her personal life and decisions, highlighting the complexities and emotional considerations that come with relationships, especially in the public eye. Her candidness in discussing the challenges of balancing personal desires, age-related considerations, and the dynamics of a relationship with a younger partner provides a rare and honest perspective on celebrity marriages.

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