Divorce looks good on Sofia Vergara! The Colombian beauty’s transition to singlehood appears tears-free as she smiles in her first public appearance.
It has been a week since the sensational actress and her estranged husband, Joe Manganiello, decided to split. The former couple’s breakup came amid speculations of trouble in their marital home.
Since the news dropped, the “Modern Family” star has been overseas enjoying a 51st birthday getaway to Italy. However, the mother of one recently returned to Los Angeles, embracing a new style without her signature diamond ring.
Sofia Vergara Radiates Happiness As She Flashes Her Ringless Finger For Paparazzi
If anyone expected the Barranquilla native to cry over her separation from the Hollywood heartthrob, the “Chasing Papi” star proved she was doing fine in her latest outing. The TV personality stepped out without her wedding ring in LA for the first time since the divorce announcement.
As seen in pictures obtained by DailyMail, Vergara ditched her usual glammed-up appearance and form-fitting ensembles for a casual baggy look. The entertainer donned a long-sleeve gray top over blue Nike sweatpants and white sneakers.
The “Madea Goes to Jail” actress accessorized with a matching white bag and oversized sunglasses. Her shoulder-length tresses were straightened and styled with a center parting while gold drop earrings graced her earlobes.
For the final touch, the Colombian beauty wore a stunning smile and made zero effort to hide her bare wedding finger. Additionally, the 51-year-old gave the paparazzi a thumbs up, confirming she was not heartbroken by her divorce.
Fans of the estranged spouses might remember the buzz the duo generated in 2014 when Manganiello proposed to the “Chef” actress with the massive vintage-style accessory. The gem featured a platinum halo ring with a large cushion cut center diamond.
According to jewelers, the ring was between 5 to 7 carats and allegedly retailed for $500,000 or more. The NAACP Image Award winner’s ringless outing came days after court documents revealed the “Rampage” actor filed for divorce from Vergara.
In his legal filing, the 46-year-old admitted the spouses separated on July 2, 2023. This date marked two weeks before the pair publicly aired the dissolution of their union. Manganiello cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce, adding that the duo had a prenuptial agreement.
The Pittsburgh native requested that any spousal support follow their prenup, which firmly stated how their wealth would be distributed. The document implied the Hollywood hunk would keep his “earnings and accumulations before marriage, during marriage, and from and after the date of separation.”
As for child support, the soon-to-be-divorced couple had no issues in that department, as they did not welcome any offspring during their seven-year relationship. Vergara’s only son, Manolo, arrived during her first marriage to Joe Gonzalez.
Joe Manganiello Allegedly Wished To Embrace His Former ‘Modest’ Lifestyle
The “True Blood” star’s decision to leave his wife reportedly came from his longing for a simple life. According to a source close to the actor, the “Magic Mike” actor never liked Vergara’s lavish Hollywood lifestyle and only indulged in the extravagances for her happiness.
“I don’t think Joe was ever really comfortable in a giant Los Angeles mansion or on the beaches of Saint Tropez,” the entertainer’s pal claimed. “He saw that stuff for what it was and only let it into his life because it made Sofia happy.”
As the “Sabotage” actor no longer had ties to Vergara, the insider believed Manganiello would swiftly leave the former couple’s Beverly Hills neighborhood for a more straightforward settlement. The informant declared:
“No way is Joe staying in Beverly Hills now that he’s out of this marriage, and I would not be shocked if he found some modest small town to settle down in.”
One of the down-to-earth traditions the Saturn Award recipient wished to reclaim after his divorce was the homey hangouts he used to have. “He misses the backyard barbecues and friend groups he had in the early days of his career,” the TV personality’s friend explained.
“He tried to recreate that vibe during this marriage without much success,” the source continued. The Pittsburgh native could not bring his modest vibes to his relationship with Vergara due to the duo’s contrasting lifestyles.
Manganiello’s pal described the Scream Award winner as a “normal guy trapped in the body of a superhero.” While he enjoyed acting, the Pennsylvania native was allegedly not “interested in conquering the world like Sofia is.”