Sofia Vergara, the beloved judge on America’s Got Talent, recently found herself at the center of a joke made by Howie Mandel. After taking part in a lie-detector test on the show, Vergara was asked if there was anyone in the audience that she’s interested in. This question was in reference to the fact that she is now single for the first time in nearly a decade.
Unfortunately, Vergara refused to answer the question and walked back to her seat, leaving the audience and Mandel disappointed. This incident has sparked online backlash towards Mandel, especially since this is not the first time he has made a joke about Vergara’s singleness.
Just a few weeks ago, Mandel made a similar remark when a young contestant on the show was looking for an eligible bachelor for her puppet. Mandel suggested that she should have talked to Sofia, as she is currently single and available. While Vergara seemed to laugh at the joke, her fans online did not take it well.
In response to the backlash, Mandel defended himself in an interview with Extra. He stated that he didn’t think the joke was “too soon” and mentioned that Vergara herself found it amusing. Mandel emphasized that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt a friend and fellow co-worker.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello End Their 7-Year Marriage
The news of Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s separation came as a shock to fans. The couple announced their decision to part ways on July 17, with Joe filing for divorce just two days later. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” as most celebrities do, their divorce details remain private.
“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” they stated on July 17, listing the separation date as July 2. They also requested privacy during this transition phase in their lives. It’s worth noting that the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place.
Speculations surrounding their separation suggest that Joe wanted a divorce because Vergara didn’t want to have children. The couple, who originally met in 2014 and got married in 2015, seemed to have conflicting desires regarding starting a family, which eventually led to a rift between them.
On top of their separation, Sofia Vergara celebrated her 51st birthday shortly before the announcement. Despite the difficulties she faces in her personal life, she continues to charm her fans with her talent and grace.