Hollywood was taken aback as one of its most glamorous couples, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, announced their decision to part ways after seven years of matrimony. The news, which has been covered extensively by various media outlets, has left fans and industry insiders searching for answers.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2015, released a joint statement expressing their mutual decision to divorce. They emphasized their continued love and care for each other and requested respect for their privacy during this transitional phase of their lives.
While the exact reasons for their split remain private, some sources have shed light on potential factors that might have influenced their decision. One significant point of discussion has been Manganiello’s journey with sobriety. An insider revealed to the Daily Mail that the fact that Vergara is not sober had an impact on their union. The “Magic Mike XXL” star has been open about his struggles with alcohol in the past and has been sober since the early 2000s. He once mentioned in a 2019 Men’s Health interview how drinking was a way for him to escape himself. Acting provided a similar escape, allowing him to step into different roles and avoid confronting his personal issues.
However, another source countered this narrative, stating that Vergara has always been supportive of Manganiello’s sobriety throughout their relationship. This paints a picture of a complex relationship with multiple facets, rather than a single issue leading to their separation.
In the midst of this news, Vergara has been spotted enjoying her time in Italy, celebrating her 51st birthday with friends. Speculations about the state of their marriage began when fans noticed Manganiello’s rather reserved birthday tribute to Vergara on social media, coupled with his absence from her Italian getaway.
The entertainment industry has seen its fair share of high-profile breakups, but the end of Vergara and Manganiello’s marriage has certainly sent shockwaves through Hollywood. As fans and well-wishers hope for the best for both stars, the focus now shifts to their individual journeys post this chapter.