Hollywood’s hottest couple is calling it quits. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello announced on Monday that they are divorcing after seven years of marriage.
“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple said in a statement to Page Six. “As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for the respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”
Vergara and Manganiello met in 2014 at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and were married the following year in a lavish ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida. They were one of Hollywood’s most visible couples, often appearing together on red carpets and in magazine spreads.
The couple’s split comes as a surprise to many, as they had always seemed to be very happy together. However, a source told ET that the pair had been “growing apart for a while now” and had been “living separate lives.”
The source also said that the split was amicable and that Vergara and Manganiello would remain friends.
“They are both very sad about the decision, but they know it is the right one,” the source said.
Vergara and Manganiello have no children together. Vergara has a son, Manolo, from a previous marriage.
The news of Vergara and Manganiello’s divorce has sent shockwaves through Hollywood. The couple was one of the most beloved couples in the industry, and their split is sure to be a major talking point for weeks to come.