Sofia Vergara marries Magic Mike star

Actress Sofia Vergara married actor Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach on Sunday.
Actress Sofia Vergara married actor Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach on Sunday.PHOTO: SOFIA VERGARA'S INSTAGRAM

MIAMI • Colombia-born film star Sofia Vergara, America's highest- paid TV actress, tied the knot on Sunday in what the entertainment world called the celebrity wedding of the year.

The Modern Family star pledged her eternal love to fellow actor Joe Manganiello at The Breakers, a swanky Palm Beach resort, before a gathering of friends and family, the culmination of a weekend-long wedding celebration.

She posted photos from her nuptials on Instagram, including various pictures showing the curvaceous 43-year-old actress in her torso-hugging, strapless lace bridal gown with a plunging neckline. She carried a bouquet of white orchids and wore her famous flowing mane loose, aside from a jewelled clip which pinned it to one side.

Among the stars at her nuptials were Hollywood's Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum and the cast of her hit TV show. Her son from a previous marriage, Manolo, 23, walked her down the aisle.

For the past few years, she has been America's top-earning TV star. Last year, Forbes magazine estimated she made US$37 million (S$52 million), considerably more than the top-paid actor, Ashton Kutcher, who earned about US$26 million. She reportedly makes US$325,000 an episode for Modern Family, but earns much more from endorsements including being the face of Diet Pepsi.

Manganiello is known for his roles in the hit movie Magic Mike (2012) and the TV series How I Met Your Mother. They met about 11/2 years ago and got engaged last December during a Hawaiian vacation.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2015, with the headline 'Sofia Vergara marries Magic Mike star'. Print Edition | Subscribe