They finally did it! woohoo! After months of waiting, Sofia Vergara and her personal “Magic Mike” Joe Manganiello tied the knot during a beautiful intimate wedding at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The couples said “I do” in front of family and close friends which included Sofia’s Modern Family co-stars, as well as Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harvey Weinstein and just a few more small-time celebrities 😉
The gorgeous couple has been gracing the front page of magazines since they first met through Sofia’s co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson in July last year. “I knew Joe through people and we had done benefits together, and I knew Sofia from working with her, and we were at a party together and I just introduced them,” explained the actor. “I said: ‘Have you ever met Sofia?’ and of course Joe was like, ‘Mmm!’ ” recalled Ferguson. “And then when she broke up with her fiancé at the time (Nick Loeb), Joe – like immediately, the moment it was out in the world – called me and was like: ‘I need her number,’ ” Ferguson continued. “And then I called Sofia and I was like: ‘Can I give Joe your number?’ And she was like, ‘Ay, no!’ – but like, wanting me to give the number – like, ‘Oh no, you go ahead, okay, okay.’ And so I did the number exchange and he took over from there!”
Sophia, on the other hand, was a bit reluctant to date the hunky actor – “I didn’t want to go out with him for a long time because I thought he was too good-looking,” she confessed. “Like, it’s too much work, and I’m older. I’m 43 years old. I don’t want to deal with a guy that every girl is after, you know? But then I gave him a chance. I realized he’s not like a typical handsome guy. He’s not vain. He’s very serious, very straightforward, very easy.” Thank goodness she did… seriously, what hot-blooded woman could say no to Joe?!! 😉
But after 5 months of dating, Joe plucked up the courage and popped the big question to his latin lover during an intimate christmas vacation in Hawaii last December. But that has not been enough to satisfy the masses who wanted to know when the big day would take place. Fans have had the stars pet projects such as Joe’s hit movie Magic Mike and Sophia’s Hot Pursuit to tie fans over, but it has been Sophia’s Instagram account that has been a lifeline 🙂 Sophia’s updates and teasing bits of information have been more than enough to keep fans excited and looking forward to the couples big day.
And a big day it was…..well, a big weekend actually. Sophia and Joe arrived at The Breakers Palm Beach resort last Thursday night and enjoyed dinner with their loved ones. As more of their family and friends arrived, the celebrations just got bigger and more extravagant. Saturday started off with a casual poolside get together. During the afternoon, guests were shuttled to The Brazilian Court Hotel’s Café Boulud for a beautiful rehearsal dinner before returning to Breakers for another fun party that included Colombian singer Jorge Celedon, a special performance by the groom and tons of dancing until well after midnight.
On Sunday, Sofia walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of Amanda McBroom’s The Rose on the arm of her son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara. While the latin bombshell blew everyone away in her custom-made Zuhair Murad wedding gown, Joe rocked a mouth-watering traditional black tuxedo and bow tie. Really…..did he even need to wear that? Just saying….. 🙂 After exchanging their vows, Sofia and Joe took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife in a ballroom filled with hundreds, and hundreds…..and hundreds of red roses and orchids. Overkill…..nnaahhh…..romantic, definitely! Surrounded by family and friends the sexy couple danced the night away to Pitbull, with Sofia busting a few cool moves sure to keep Joe a tad frustrated and waiting to get her alone.
So what’s next? Yes…I had to ask…. I am sure I am not the only one who is wondering what a little Sophia or Joe would look like? 😉 I guess time will tell….
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