Joe Manganiello is full of surprises! Sofie Vergara is a lucky woman.

Joe Manganiello, 44, is an American actor best known as Flash Thompson in Spiderman. Although he is not a humongous Hollywood star, he has one in his house. Yes, Joe Manganiello is married to Sofia Vergara, the world’s highest-paid actress.

Joe Manganiello’s Bio: Ethnicity, Parents, Family, Education

He was born as Joseph Michael Manganiello on December 28, 1976, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents, mother, Susan (Brachanow) of German/Armenian/Austrian and Croatian ancestry, and father, Charles John Manganiello of Italian descent also have another son Nicholas. They raised Manganiello in Mount Lebanon where he went to Mount Lebanon high school.

Manganiello was athletic from a young age. Not to mention, he was captain of the basketball, volleyball, and football teams of his school. It was during those days in school, he picked up an interest in acting as he enjoyed making reels with his friends. 

Consequently, Joe Manganiello pursued his further education in acting and went to Carnegie Mellon. He completed his studies there and subsequently moved to Los Angeles to chase his dreams. Not after very long, he found himself acting in the blockbuster Marvel Movie Spiderman in 2002. Well, that was his first job and it couldn’t go any better. 

How did Sofia Vergara and Manganiello meet?

Colombia-born actress Sofia Vergara and Magic Mike’s known face Joe Manganiello are lawfully wedded husband-and-wife for almost six years now. However, do you ever wonder how they met and fell in love enough to walk the aisle and trade wedding vows?

The stunning couple caught each other’s eye only to be married at the most unexpected place one can think of. Not a bar, or a party, it was White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May 2014. Manganiello couldn’t resist but checked Vergara out from a safe distance as she was still engaged to Nick Loeb. In fact, Vergara was Manganiello’s celebrity crush even before they commenced dating. Speaking to People about his crush, he shared,

“Sofía Vergara, that’s it. She’s got the butt, she’s got curves, she’s got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous. And she’s feisty!”

When did they begin dating?

Shortly after Vergara broke up with her fiancée in 2014, Manganiello smoothly filled the void of a partner in Vergara’s life. Few months down the line, they moved in together where Manganiello brought immense books with him. Talking in The Ellen Show in May 2015, Sofia gushed,

“I’m so lucky. I couldn’t believe it… at the beginning, I didn’t wanted to go out with him cause I just finished a relationship and I wanted to like…he seemed like a lot of work- because so handsome, and younger than me, and like so sexy…whatever the best bachelor…whatever he was and I was like ah!- like it’s too much. But he convinced me, he flew to New Orleans, and forced me on a date, and then I couldn’t. You know he’s a great guy”

She further added, “he’s super fun, he’s supernormal. We click and it’s super easy to hang out with him.”

Sofia was then shooting for her upcoming film Hot Pursuit in New Orleans, while they went for their first date in June 2014. This Alcide from True Blood actor had to listen throughout their first date to Sofia Vergara explaining – why can’t they work out? Little did she know, she would be his bride after a few seasons. Speaking to Haute Living on May 30, 2015, Manganiello remembered,

“Our first date was her giving me every reason why it would never work out. Like, ‘You’re too young, you’re an actor, you’re this, you’re that,’ and she was just doing it to hear herself say it. She was trying to talk herself out of going there.”

The romantic pair were spotted on the red carpet together and eventually became one of the popular couples in Hollywood. With any further ado, after six months of going out, Magnaniello went down on one knee and proposed to Vergara on 2014’s Christmas eve. Recalling that day, he said,

“I proposed to her on one knee in Spanish with the sun going down. It was awesome.”

To be specific, the proposal happened during their flight to Kauai. His original plan was to propose to her at the beach after their arrival, however, paparazzi was one thing he didn’t desire to include for that auspicious occasion. 

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Joe Manganiello Wedded Sofie Vergara

The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida was the wedding venue. On November 22, 2015, Vergara’s son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara walked his mother down the aisle. On the other end, was Manganiello, the happiest and the hottest groom who couldn’t wait anymore to hear “you may kiss your bride.” The lavish 3M marriage ceremony was attended by Channing Tatum, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many other popular people along with their friends and family.

Photo: Husband-wife, Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello cutting their wedding cake | Source: Instagram

Joe Manganiello’s Heavenly Honeymoon

For their first sweet getaway as a married couple, they went to the Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos. The honeymoon activities other than the obvious ones included sun basking and lounging on the beach. Well, their Instagram posts said it all, they were having their best times. 

Once a groomsman at Marshall and Lily’s wedding on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, is now a happy husband in real life. He now resides in their massive house in Beverly Hills with his beloved wife.

Joe Manganiello’s Five Fun Facts!

  1. He is Sofia Vergara’s second. Sofia was previously married and coincidentally, his first name is also Joe. Joe Gonzalez was Vergara’s first husband with whom she shares a child, their son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara.
  2. Joe Manganiello and Sophie Vergara don’t have any children together. 
  3. He appeared as DC Villain Deathstroke in Justice League.
  4. He stands tall at the height of 6′ 5″ (1.96 m).
  5. His net worth hovers around $23M, however, if combined with his wife’s wealth, the net worth comes around approximately $200M.

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