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Joe Manganiello Goes Full Instagram Official With New Girlfriend

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By Afouda Bamidele on February 19, 2024 at 2:30 PM EST

Joe Manganiello has introduced his girlfriend, Caitlin O'Connor, to his social media fans! 

Over the weekend, the "Magic Mike" actor posted a carousel of photo highlights from the past week, which featured the blonde bombshell in two slides, on Instagram.

The lovebirds, who started dating in September 2023, made their first red carpet appearance together in December and started living together last week.

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Joe Manganiello & Caitlin O'Connor's Debut Social Media Post Has Fans Excited

Just days after reportedly moving in together, Manganiello took to Instagram to share recent pictures with his 2.8 million fans and followers.

Using the caption to explain his "week in review," the 47-year-old mentioned being slammed with promoting his upcoming game show, "Deal or No Deal Island," shooting a music video with a friend and updating his tattoos with Small Paul.

He then wrapped up, "And celebrated Valentine's Day with Tool & Caitlin… ❤️." The "True Blood" star and his girlfriend's Valentine's Day celebration were captured in the last three photos of the ten-slide post.

In the first image, Magnaniello and O'Connor are seen cuddling up to each other during the band Tool's show at the Arena in Los Angeles on Wednesday. 

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The next two images featured the couple taking turns posing next to a vase of red roses while dressed in more formal attire. While Manganiello donned a gray blazer, matching pants, a white shirt, and sunglasses, O'Connor shimmered in a red encrusted mini dress and a matching pendant necklace.

"Caitlin is gorgeous. Wishing you both the utmost happiness," one fan commented in reaction to the post. Another Instagram user exclaimed, "Oh man! So good to see you happy!!!!!," as a third echoed, "I'm glad to see you so well and so happy." 

The reaction was slightly similar on X, where one person noted, "They look good together," a second expressed, "Wishing them lots of love and happiness in their relationship," and a third gushed:

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"That's such an exciting update! It's always nice to see celebrities sharing their happiness with their fans. I hope they have a wonderful relationship together."

As already revealed, Manganiello and O'Connor's social media unveiling comes shortly after insiders revealed that the latter now resides under the same roof as the Hollywood personality.

The sources also alleged that the "Spider-Man" performer's dog, Bubbles, has embraced O'Connor, contributing an even deeper level to the romance.

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Joe Manganiello Recently Settled His Divorce From Sofia Vergara

Los Angeles Premiere Of Saban Films' 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. 14 Oct 2019 Pictured: Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara.

Besides basking in his lightning-fast relationship, Manganiello can also rest easy concerning his divorce from his wife of seven years, Sofia Vergara. As reported by The Blast, the ex-couple's divorce ended amicably, with both of them asking the court to stop any future support payments for each other.

Since the pair did not have kids during their marriage, they did not have to worry about custody or child support matters. The court document, which was filed by Manganiello read:

"The parties have entered into a written agreement regarding their property and their marriage or domestic partnership rights, including support, the original of which is being or has been submitted to the court. I request that the court approve the agreement."

In the months leading up to the finalization of their split, the estranged partners issued a joint statement announcing their intention to divorce. They wrote:

"We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives. Sofía and Joe have been growing apart for a while now and are taking some distance from each other to contemplate their future."

Vergara later disclosed that the reason for their breakup was "because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids, and I didn't want to be an old mom." The "Griselda" actress added, "I feel it's not fair to the baby. I respect whoever does it, but that's not for me anymore."

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