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Modern Family actor Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello ended their seven years of marriage

Modern Family actor Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello ended their seven years of marriage’ Sofia Vergara is acting to safeguard her assets as her divorce from her estranged spouse Joe Manganiello continues. The ‘True Blood’ actor filed for divorce in July, ending the couple’s seven-year union.

Modern Family actor Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello ended their seven years of marriage

Vergara, 51, now seeks the court to enforce the former couple’s prenuptial agreement which was signed before their marriage in 2015. Troy Christiansen, an attorney for the actress has cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation mentioned in her own divorce response, according to court documents, reported ET.

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Modern Family actor Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello ended their seven years of marriage
Sofía Vergara attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.Sofía Vergara attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Sofía Vergara attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California (Harrison/Getty Images)

Vergara wants to leave the marriage with all properties divided between them

The ‘Modern Family’ alum is seeking prenup validation that would allow her to leave the marriage with her property separated, including artwork, jewelry, her earnings, and other personal effects before, throughout, and after the date of their separation which is listed as July 2. Christiansen also mentioned that each party will be responsible for covering their respective attorney fees.

Given her successful career that has named her the highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2020, it comes as no surprise the ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge wants to protect her assets. Her role as Gloria Pritchett on ‘Modern Family’ and becoming the judge on the talent competition show in 2020 earned her a net worth of $43 million. An increase in her revenue also resulted from her endorsement deals with major brands like Walmart and Rooms To Go.

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Inside Vergara and Manganiello’s divorce

After Vergara’s engagement to businessman Nick Loeb came to an end, she began her relationship with Manganiello, 46, in 2014. The relationship began when the ‘Magic Mike’ actor got her phone number from Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was Vergara’s Modern Family co-star. He then took her out on a date after he flew to New Orleans. After six months of being together, the duo got engaged and officially tied the knot on November 22, 2015.

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara arrive at the 2020 LA Art Show Opening Night at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara arrive at the 2020 LA Art Show Opening Night at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 05, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images)

On July 17, the estranged couple issued a joint statement to confirming their separation. “We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for the respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives,” read the statement. A source close to the situation previously told the outlet that the exes have been “living separate lives.”

Days after the duo announced their split, the ‘Spiderman’ actor initiated their divorce proceedings. Meanwhile, Vergara celebrated her birthday in Italy and eventually returned to her Los Angeles home.

The couple’s separation was officially announced in a joint statement on July 17. “We have decided to get a divorce, which was painful. We respectfully request that our privacy be respected at this time as we traverse this new stage of our lives as two people who deeply love and care for one another. The site had received information from a source close to the case that the ex-couple had been “living separate lives.”

The ‘Spiderman’ actor started their divorce proceedings a few days after the couple announced their breakup. Vergara eventually made her way back to her Los Angeles home after spending her birthday in Italy. “Sofía’s living her best life. She’s spending time with her friends after being stifled in a relationship with a largely unsupportive partner,” an insider told Page Six.

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