Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara’s Boyfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

As Modern Family starts Season 6, we can only hope for a cameo from Sofia Vergara’s real-life love, Joe Manganiello, this year.

The six-packed Italian-American, known for his roles in Magic Mike and True Blood, has been dating the Colombian actress since July.

Vergara’s costars are on board, and have recently commented about the new pairing.

Sarah Hyland told Us, “Him and Sofia together, I’m all for it! They’d make really hot babies!”

In an interview with ET Canada, Julie Bowen added, “It almost is like a genetic explosion and there might not be enough diversity in the gene pool because they are just too good-looking.”

1. He Wants to Be Married Someday

Us Weekly broke the news of the hot coupling on July 7, with a source telling them, “Sofia is Joe’s dream girl! He’s been smitten with her for years. He’s always had a huge crush on her. Things are going well for them so far.”

They met at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May, and there’s a picture of Manganiello with his eyes clearly set on Vergara’s back area on that fateful evening.

In 2013, he told Elle, “At the end of the day, I want to share my life with somebody, you know? I want picture albums. I want to look back at our time together. And I also want kids. And if you want kids, then you want marriage.”

2. He Slept with Sookie on ‘True Blood’

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In the above trailer for the final season of True Blood, at the 1:05, we see his character of Alcide Herveaux passionately kissing Sookie, played by Anna Paquin.

Paquin’s real life husband and co star, Stephen Moyer actually directed the season 7 premiere, where the scene takes place.

Moyer assured EW that he doesn’t mind in the least. “There are moments where I’ll be watching the monitor [and say] ‘Oh, Joe, just move your hand up towards Anna’s breast.’ And can you move your thumb just a little bit towards her nipple? Great,” he said.

Manganiello told E about the show coming to an end:

It’s sad to say goodbye to the character and the show…It really was an amazing experience for everyone who worked on it.

3. He Will Be Stripping in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

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They start shooting the sequel to the hugely popular Magic Mike this fall, and Manganiello couldn’t be happier. “It was the most fun I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to get back in and mix it up with those guys,” he told Collider.

The sequel follows the male strippers on a road trip, and Manganiello is back as Big Dick Richie.

He told Variety, ““I never thought my career would take a swing in male entertainment expert, but somehow I’m there.”

4. He Was Voted One of the 100 Fittest Men of All Time

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The actor works out twice a day, six days a week, and it shows.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, he shared what he eats to keep his ever-present six pack:

Protein, protein, protein. Yeah, just protein. I eat like a werewolf.

In 2012, he was recognized for being one of Men’s Health’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Michael Phelps, and Carl Lewis.

For the release of his book Evolution in 2013, he made the above video.

5. He Went to Drama School

He attended Carnegie Melon’s School of Drama, whose alumni include Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Ted Danson, and Megan Hilty.

In an interview with Elle, he spoke about one of his roles in college. “I did a play off-Broadway in New York when I was in college. It was full-frontal nudity. It’s nerve-racking,” he said.

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