Sofía Vergara Leaves the Stage Over Joke, Surprising Everyone on America’s Got Talent. What Happened?
A few months ago, Sofía Vergara announced her separation from Joe Manganiello after seven years of marriage. Although Sofía has been open about her single life, she sometimes finds it uncomfortable to talk about it in public. In an episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Howie Mandel joked about Sofía’s romantic life, which did not sit well with the Colombian actress. She left the stage, visibly upset by her colleague’s words.
When it comes to her personal life, Sofía Vergara calls the shots on when her colleagues can make jokes. She made this clear when she walked off the stage of the famous entertainment show, America’s Got Talent. In a recent episode of the program, Sofía Vergara agreed to take part in a lie detector test at the request of Simon Cowell. Her fellow judges asked her various funny questions, such as whether she preferred working on that reality show or on the series Modern Family. They also asked about her perfect man.
Howie Mandel asked her if there was someone in the audience she was “interested” in, as she recently became single again. However, Sofía Vergara found it to be in bad taste and got up from her seat, removed the lie detector, and left the stage. Weeks earlier, Mandel also made jokes about the actress’ separation, saying that Sofía Vergara was “available.” “I have one more piece of advice for you: if you’re looking for eligible bachelors, you should have talked to Sofía, because she’s currently on the market,” Mandel declared.
But this wasn’t the last thing said about the actress’ new relationship status. After a comedian’s performance on the show, Mandel made another mocking comment towards Sofía Vergara. He took a strong jab at the Colombian actress, saying, “You love comedy about relationships, don’t you? Too soon?” Sofía couldn’t handle the jokes made at her expense following her separation from the American actor.
Some internet users have taken it upon themselves to defend the Colombian actress after her separation was made public. “It’s a bit rude for him to do this. Let her personal life be her personal life,” wrote one user. “I doubt Howie would appreciate her making jokes about his life, and there are MANY ammunitions she could use haha,” commented another. It seems that Sofía’s fans were ready to go to great lengths to defend her against the mean comments.
Another internet user wrote after the scandal with Sofía Vergara, “I’m sorry, but that’s a low blow.” “Hopefully, he’s prepared for the backlash of this,” they continued in the video’s comments. “Unfortunately, people nowadays won’t find it funny, and he shouldn’t have started it,” they concluded. “People, private life is a privilege for everyone,” mentioned another defender of Sofía Vergara after the comment made about her.
Regarding what happened between Sofía and Joe, Joe Manganiello officially filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” The famous actors started dating in 2014 and got married only a year later. Before Joe, Sofía was married to Joe González and was engaged to Nick Loeb.
Overall, Sofía has been enjoying the single life this summer, attending concerts by artists such as Beyoncé.