Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello have announced their divorce

In a joint statement to Page Six the couple stated that they have made the difficult decision to end their marriage and requested privacy during this new phase of their lives

The pair first met at a White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2014 and began dating shortly after Manganiello proposed on Christmas Day that same year

They had a lavish wedding in Palm Beach Florida in November 2015 surrounded by celebrity guests

Recent rumors of their separation have been circulating particularly after they re-listed their Beverly Hills mansion which had previously been on the market but was pulled off last summer They also own a home in Beverly Park

Vergara celebrated her 51st birthday in Italy sharing photos and videos with friends and family Notably Manganiello was absent from the pictures

On her birthday Manganiello posted a blurry image of himself and Vergara on social media wishing her a happy birthday Observant commenters noticed something seemed off

Prior to her relationship with Manganiello Vergara was engaged to businessman Nick Loeb They ended their engagement in May after four years of dating citing difficulties in finding time for each other due to busy schedules

Following their breakup, Loeb sued Vergara for custody of two embryos they had created together in 2013 Vergara ultimately won the legal battle in 2021