Week of July 18: Meanwhile, Manganiello officially files for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to documents obtained by People. The documents also reveal details about their pre-existing prenuptial agreement, which you can read more about here.

“They have been growing apart for some time now and tried to resolve things, but they are focused on different areas of their lives,” a source tells People. Meanwhile, another source tells People that “there were several things that didn’t work” and the pair were “often bickering about the small things.”

“They were really trying to make it work, though,” the source says. “They do love each other. No one wants to constantly bicker with their spouse, though. Joe has absolutely nothing bad to say about her. She is a great woman. They were just not great together in the long run.”

What did they “bicker” about? TMZ and Page Six both report rumors that Manganiello may have wanted to have children together while Vergara did not, but that is just conjecture at this point.

July 21, 2023: Multiple sources tell Page Six that the pair were living separate lives for a “very, very long time.”

One source that Page Six refers to as “friend” claims Vergara felt “stifled in a relationship with a largely unsupportive partner,” adding, “Sofía was always there to take care of Joe, while his career was never what it was when they met. I think he’s been threatened by her success and joie de vivre.”

Meanwhile, the supposed “mutual friend” says there was no cheating involved in their split. “They very much did their own thing for large stretches of time and were frequently apart, but they were always able to still feel that passion for each other when they saw each other, but that flame has now gone out,” the source said, adding that Vergara seems to be doing “absolutely fine.”

“Joe seems a little more dejected but also resolute in knowing this was the right way to go,” the source continued. “A lot of friends expect that he will ultimately move on to someone far younger and will start a family; he’s always wanted kids, and that clearly wasn’t going to happen with Sofía.”

September 14, 2023: Manganiello is photographed leaving Gold’s Gym in Venice, California with 33-year-old actor Caitlin O’Connor.

September 19, 2023: People reports that Manganiello is “casually seeing” O’Connor. According to a source, the pair met in a hot tub at an “unofficial” party for her HBO drama Winning Time. “They were talking the whole time,” the source says.

October 6, 2023: Vergara’s Modern Family costar Julie Bowen gave fans of the actor an update at the Step Up Inspiration Awards. “We have spoken, and she’s doing great. Sofia has always had such a wonderful family that surrounds her and wonderful friends,” Bowen told People before joking that Vergara “doesn’t need Taylor Swift to take her to a game.”

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