How PEOPLE Helped Get Soon-to-be Newlyweds Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara Together
We admit: we’re amazing matchmakers – like cupid-level harbingers of love.
The couple – among the sexiest on planet earth – will be joined in an incomprehensibly hot union this weekend when they are married in Palm Beach, Florida – and we like to think we’re partially responsible.
You see, Manganiello first gushed about Vergara’s beauty to PEOPLE in July 2014, when he covered our Hottest Bachelors issue.
“You’re gonna get me in trouble. I don’t want to be like a home-wrecker. This person is engaged,” he said of celeb crush Vergara, who later split from fiancé Nick Loeb. “She’s got the curves, she’s got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous. Naturally beautiful. She’s feisty!”
And Manganiello was first awestruck by Vergara’s gorgeousness at the May 2014 White House Correspondent’s Dinner, which he attended as a PEOPLE guest!
“There was a picture someone snapped at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner where they caught me looking at Sofia Vergara’s butt,” he said during the Hottest Bachelors interview. “When you talk about being manipulated, that’s what I’m talking about. It’s like a moment of Zen. There is nothing in my brain. If only I could meditate that well. I don’t go after other people’s women. She’s got a guy. If she was single, I would be like, poof!”
Soon, Vergara was back on the market, and Manganiello wasted no time pursuing the object of his affection.
And the rest is jaw-droppingly beautiful history.
Now excuse us, we have some more dream Hollywood pairs to set up on the sly.