Another high-profile Hollywood couple has broken up.
On the same day we learned that Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez had split after two years of marriage, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello said on Monday that they did the same.
“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the stars said in a statement to Page Six.
“As two people who love and care for each other very much, we politely ask that our privacy be respected at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”
Just a week ago, Vergara — best known for her long-running role on Modern Family — celebrated her 51st birthday in Italy… but Manganiello was notably absent from any photos she shared online during the trip.
The actress and the actor met at the White House Correspondents Dinner in May 2014… got engaged in December of the same year… and were married in November 2015.
They do not share children.
“Our first date was her giving me all the reasons why it would never work out,” Manganiello told Haute Living in 2015.
“Like, ‘You’re too young, you’re an actor, you’re this, you’re that,’ and she did it just to hear herself say it. She tried to stop herself from going there.
Unfortunately, Vergara eventually fell for the former True Blood cast member.
Manganiello memorably said in another interview that he once reached into his bag and pulled out a People magazine calling him the “number one bachelor in the world” to win over his eventual wife.
What went wrong?
As for how the spouses went from being in love to being divorced?
“They’ve been growing apart for a while and trying to work things out, but they’re focused on different aspects of their lives,” a source close to the 51-year-old actress told People magazine last night.
The insider further described Manganiello and Vergara’s seven-year marriage as a “passionate, all-encompassing romance, which kept the flames high for quite some time.”
The passion apparently “died,” according to the same report, with a second expert adding:
“They had differences in how their lives should go on and it caused stress.”
The couple were last seen together in Hoboken, New Jersey, last month when Vergara visited Manganiello on the set of his new project “Nonnas” with Vince Vaughn.
Wrote page six in his story that broke this unfortunate news:
“Sofia and Joe have been growing apart for a while and are taking some distance from each other to think about their future.”
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