The couple wed in November 2015

By Natalie Stone
Updated September 22, 2016 04:20 PM
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Just over a month shy of their one-year wedding anniversary, Sofia Vergara is admitting that she initially didn’t want to date now husband Joe Manganiello.

The Modern Family star, who wed Manganiello in November 2015, tells Harry Connick Jr. on his Harry talk show that the 39-year-old Magic Mike actor had to “convince” her to say yes to a date.

“You are married to perhaps, seriously, arguably the most attractive man that ever lived,” 49-year-old Connick Jr. tells Vergara on Friday’s upcoming episode. “Not that’s just alive.”

Vergara, 44, noticed his good looks before the pair became a couple, but viewed them as a reason not to date the “hot” actor.

“When he started trying to convince me to go out with him, I didn’t want to go out with him because of that. I don’t want to deal with that, I am too old now to be with a guy that all the girls are like after him,” Vergara tells the Harry host.

” ‘You’re too hot, this is going to be so much work. I’m not kidding,’ ” the actress explains of her reasoning. “I didn’t want to go out with him because of how hot he was.”

Manganiello proposed to Vergara on Christmas Day in 2014 during a romantic trip to Kauai about six months into their relationship, and married her 11 months later at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

Harry airs weekdays on Fox (check your local listings).