Sofia Vergara did not exactly have a great year as she entered the new one. 2023, for her, was marred with a divorce and some legal allegations against her. Her divorce from ex-husband Joe Manganiello became a matter of headlines and was extensively covered by the media to her disdain.
The 51-year-old ‘Griselda’ took her time to grieve the loss and even publicly talked about it whenever she needed to, without delving into many details. In a recent interview, the actress has finally opened up about the reasons behind her divorce from Joe Manganiello.
Sofia Vergara Says She Did Not Want To Have A Child With Joe Manganiello
Sophia Vergara was speaking to the Spanish newspaper El País, when she disclosed that a major factor that led to her split with Joe Manganiello was the differences they had about having children together. Vergara already has a 32-year-old son Manolo, with ex-husband Joe Gonzalez, and was not willing to have another child at this age.
“My marriage broke up because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids and I didn’t want to be an old mom,” Vergara explained. “I feel it’s not fair to the baby. I respect whoever does it, but that’s not for me anymore,” she added.
“I had a son at 19, who is now 32, and I’m ready to be a grandmother, not a mother. So, if love comes along, he has to come with [his own] children,” she added.
Delving into the biological changes that a woman goes through after a certain age, Vergara said, “I’m almost in menopause; it’s the natural way of things. When my son becomes a dad, let him bring the baby to me for a while and then I’ll give it back to him and go on with my life; that’s what I have to do.”
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Vergara Continues To Shine Through On Screens Despite A Rough Patch
Vergara and Manganiello announced their separation in July after seven years of marriage. The duo released a joint statement underlining their mutual respect and love for each other. They also asked for privacy during this transitional phase of their lives.
“As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect for our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives,” they wrote. Manganiello filed for divorce two days later, citing “irreconcilable differences“, declaring July 2 as the date of their divorce.
Vergara and Manganiello have chosen to navigate their personal lives in different ways after their separation. Manganiello is rumored to be romantically associated with actress Caitlin O’Connor, while Vergara has been spotted on several occasions with orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman.
Though the divorce marked a rough patch in her life, the actress has been busy with her career, making waves in the entertainment world. She is set to star in Netflix’s new limited series, ‘Griselda’ wherein she will play the role of a Colombian drug cartel leader known as “the Godmother.”
The six-episode drama that will revolve around the character of Griselda Blanco will premiere on January 25.
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