Sofia Vergara Didn’t Want to Give Fiance Joe Manganiello Her Number, Thought “No, He’s Too Handsome”

Sofia Vergara on the cover of Vanity Fair
Sofia Vergara poses topless in the May 2015 issue of Vanity Fair, and tells an epic story of how Joe Manganiello first got her number: "I'm like, 'Jesse, no, he's too handsome.'" Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair

Great story! Vanity Fair cover girl Sofia Vergara told the mag in its May 2015 issue that she and Joe Manganiello were almost not an item.

The Modern Family star, 42, started dating Manganiello, 38, shortly after she split from Nick Loeb, her fiancé at the time. It turned out that the Magic Mike hunk was looking for the opportune moment to swoop in.

"The day that I sent the press release [announcing the breakup], Joe immediately contacted Jesse Tyler Ferguson," Vergara recalled. "[He was] like, 'Please, please, please tell her I want her number.' And I’m like, 'Jesse, no, he’s too handsome.'"

Vergara, who poses topless inside the issue, caved after her Modern Family costar pleaded with her to consider the True Blood actor.

"Then, after two days of Jesse trying to convince me, I’m like, 'Okay, give him my number,'" she said. "I’m thinking, I’m in New Orleans shooting, and he’s in L.A. Nothing’s going to happen. But we started talking a lot, and then he showed up in New Orleans. Since then we’ve been inseparable."

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Sofia Vergara topless in the May 2015 issue of Vanity Fair Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair

Indeed, the Colombian beauty and Manganiello have been attached at the hip ever since Us Weekly broke the news last July that they were a hot new item. "Sofia is Joe's dream girl!" a source told Us at the time. "He's been smitten with her for years."

Manganiello popped the question in Hawaii this past Christmas (with a massive engagement ring) after a mere six months of dating. "He wanted to do it in front of her family," a source told Us at the time.

Without revealing his exact wedding timeline, Manganiello told Us last month that he and Vergara have set the date they plan to become husband and wife. "Yeah, we have," the actor told Us. "Yeah."

As for whether there's anything Vergara would change about her hunky beau? "There’s nothing about him I’d change other than the fact that he’s four years younger than me," she gushed to Vanity Fair.

The May 2015 issue of the mag will hit newsstands nationally on April 14.

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