Coupled Up: Sofia Vergara and Her New Boo Joe Manganiello Celebrate Her 42nd Birthday [Photo]



It was reported last week that True Blood & Magic Mike actor Joe Manganiello is dating Modern Family Star Sofia Vergara — and now the two have gone public!

Joe and Sofia cozied up at Sofia’s 42nd birthday dinner last night at Nobu Malibu (above). If this isn’t one of the hottest couples in Hollywood, we don’t know what is! 

“It’s very, very new,” one insider says. “They’re having fun and getting to know each other.” Another source notes that they were introduced at the White House Correspondents Dinner in May, but that Vergara was there with then-fiance Nick Loeb. “That’s the first time Sofia and Joe met,” the source says.

Recently, though, a connection developed. Manganiello even visited Vergara over the July 4th holiday weekend. (The 42-year-old Colombian actress is currently in the Big Easy filming Don’t Mess With Texas with Reese Witherspoon.)

In fact, the new lovebirds—who met at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May—were spotted dining together at the Louisiana city’s Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe on Sunday, July 6, an onlooker tells Us. “They were very friendly and took pictures with other diners,” the eyewitness says, adding that they shared a table with some regular patrons since the restaurant was so crowded. During the meal, “they held each other and kissed several times.”

“Sofia is Joe’s dream girl!” a third insider adds. “He’s been smitten with her for years. He’s always had a huge crush on her. Things are going well for them so far.” Says the first source: “Sofia had no idea that he had been crushing on her for a while.”

 Everything about them together screams “Yes!” We wish them the best.

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