Successful, beautiful and in love: that's the way Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello are. A year after their very private wedding, the couple of actors chose HOLA! USA to show the world their recently renovated Los Angeles home, as well as to open up about their passionate relationship. The wedding was such a beautiful time,” said Sofía. “We wanted to show our fans what they wanted to see. That’s why it’s so special for us to do this cover and that’s why I convinced Joe. Because this is a really special time for us in our relationship and we enjoy our privacy, but we have the best fans in the world and we know it makes them happy to see us happy and in love.
“Also, the house turned out so nice and we picked HOLA! USA to show it to them as well.
Sofía may have it all —success, love, an almost-legendary beauty, and being the best-paid actress on American TV for her role of Gloria in Modern Family— but the Colombian star has not lost touch with simple things, whether it's the simple pleasures of being a mother, being personally in charge of the little details that make her home to feel almost like a hotel, or choosing every single decoration item in the home she shares with Joe, her son and her niece.
“Yes, I really did buy everything,” the star says. “The decorator showed me things, but I knew I wanted a house that we could all enjoy, because my son Manolo and my niece live here.”
But in this HOLA! USA exclusive, Sofía and Joe opened up about way more than their taste in decoration. They talked about their explosive and magical love story.
“We realized very early on that we each had to put the other person’s happiness and wellbeing ahead of our own,” says Joe, who went and bought an engagement ring for Sofía shortly after they began dating. “Once you realize that kind of trust has manifested, you hang on for dear life.”
“My heart was melting and I simply said, ‘But of course!’,” adds Sofía, laughing.
“He is so funny and ever since we met, that has been really important,” says a smitten Sofía. “We even talk to each other all the time in this little voice that we made up, like a couple of dorks. Whoever heard us, would say, ‘What’s their problem?’.”
Sofía also talked about her successful career in Hollywood —and with it, the whole world—, and to address those who accuse her of perpetuating stereotypes about Latino women through her extroverted Gloria character on Modern Family.
“What’s wrong with being a stereotype?” Sofía responds without hesitation. “Gloria’s character is inspired by my mom and my aunt. They are both Latina women who grew up in Colombia, like me. They love color, prints and shoes. I’m like that too: a voluptuous, intense, happy woman, who wants to get involved in everything with her partner to help.”
READ THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH SOFÍA AND JOE IN THE MARCH ISSUE OF HOLA! USA