Sofía Vergara is home in LA after living it up in Italy.
One gave Page Six a telling glimpse into the marriage, saying: “Sofia’s living her best life. She’s spending time with her friends after being stifled in a relationship with a largely unsupportive partner.
“Sofía was always there to take care of Joe, while his career was never what it was when they met. I think he’s been threatened by her success and joie de vivre.”
One friend who is close to both Vergara and Manganiello told us: “Joe is fully secure and at one with his sobriety, and while sobriety is a continuous practice, his ongoing commitment to being sober was never in any way threatened by being married to someone who drinks responsibly. It’s a pathetic attempt to come up with an excuse.”
Manganiello has hired celebrity divorce shark Laura Wasser and was the first to file for divorce this week, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
The date of separation is listed as July 2; however, the couple has been living separate lives for a “very, very long time,” multiple sources told Page Six.
The mutual friend said neither of them cheated.
“A lot of friends expect that he will ultimately move on to someone far younger and will start a family; he’s always wanted kids, and that clearly wasn’t going to happen with Sofía.”
Vergara is now worth nearly $200 million, and court filings show she and Manganiello had a prenup to protect each of them.
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