Sofia Vergara Talks Wedding Plans and the Possibility of More Kids: 'I'll Need Help'
By Meredith B. Kile
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are ready to get hitched, and the Modern Family star is talking wedding plans in the October issue of InStyle Magazine.
"The decisions for the wedding are mostly mine, but Joe loves to be part of everything," Vergara said. "He's very romantic so he likes, you know, he lets me pick and he lets me choose, but he likes to watch what I'm doing."
Sources tell ET that Vergara’s big day with the Magic Mike star will be a big bash, with vendors reportedly clamoring to provide goods and services for the November nuptials in Palm Beach, Florida.
"What I want is for everybody to have a good time, to not to feel like they have to be very stuffy or like, moving from place to place," Vergara shared. "It's going to be very simple for everybody, hopefully a lot of good food and good music."
It’s the second marriage for Vergara, who wed her high school sweetheart when she was 18, a three-year union that produced Vergara's now 22-year-old son, Manolo. The Modern Family star says she was reluctant to even date Manganiello at first, after the two met at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
"I didn’t want to go out with him for a long time because I thought he was too good-looking," she confessed. "Like, it's too much work, and I’m older. I’m 43 years old. I don’t want to deal with a guy that every girl is after, you know? But then I gave him a chance. I realized he's not like a typical handsome guy. He's not vain. He's very serious, very straightforward, very easy."
Easy is a good thing for Forbes’ top-earning television actress, who reportedly makes more than $300,000 per episode, and has lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders and more. For Vergara, however, a career that began with a popular Latin American Pepsi commercial was initially just another way to earn a living.
"I always wanted to have money and be able to help my family and support my son," she revealed. "That was my whole objective since I started work. I wanted to have a business. And then, over time, it became fun."
The actress has seemingly succeeded on all levels. Apart from a successful career, she proudly got to see her son Manolo graduate from Emerson College this past spring. "I told him 'You have to go to college, and then you can do whatever the hell you want'," Vergara said. "He’s gonna start looking for work in the movie industry."
Vergara recently went through a very public legal battle with ex Nick Loeb over embryos the couple had frozen in the hopes of having children together. While she told InStyle of the lawsuit, "I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere," does she see more children in her future with Manganiello?
"I’m really borderline at my age to do it," the actress admitted. "And if I’m going to do it, I would need a surrogate. I have a fibroid. I don’t even feel it, but supposedly it’s exactly where an egg would get implanted. I don’t have enough eggs left to mess around and try it naturally and see what happens. I’ll need help. But I don’t mind it’s fine."
That kind of comfort with herself and her body, Vergara said, extends all the way to her fashion sense. While she knows what she likes now, the actress admitted it took her some time to get there.
"The advice I would give my 20-year-old self is that I should always wear the things that I know look good on me. I should never try to be a victim of fashion," she said. "Sometimes people tweet, 'Why is she always in the same kind of mermaid dresses?' Well it's because that’s what looks good on me. It holds my boobs. There are many dresses that are spectacular on a model, but I can’t pull them off. I wear what’s right for me."