Sofia Vergara sets new dating rule after divorce from Joe Manganiello

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara has set a new dating rule with a firm resolve not to repeat past mistakes. In a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the actress, 51, unveiled her dating rule: she won’t date anyone more than two years younger than her. The revelation came amidst a discussion about Puerto Rican musician Bad Bunny mentioning her in his track “Monaco.”

Vergara expressed her surprise at the shout-out from the 29-year-old rapper, even admitting she “threw my phone” upon learning about it. Fellow guest Alexia Nepola added to the conversation by suggesting that the two could date. “And by the way, he’s single! Would you ever date him?” she asked. “Well, let’s not go crazy, let’s not go crazy. He is younger than my son Manolo. Manolo is 32,” Vergara responded.

Sofia Vergara won’t date anyone more than two years younger than her

“Is that the rule? They can’t be younger than your son?” inquired host Cohen. Nepola agreed, adding, “For me, that’s always been that, I’ve always had that rule.”

The ‘Modern Family’ star, however, took it a step further, asserting, “To me, they can’t be younger than 50, I’m 51.” Cohen, surprised, asked, “Really?” To which she playfully responded, “Okay, 49,” with a laugh, quipping, “I’m intelligent.” Cohen joked, “Wow, I’m screwed by that rule.”

Vergara’s former husband Joe Manganiello also revealed that Bad Bunny name-checking her on WWHL was a “surprise.” The ‘Griselda’ star, for her part, expressed her excitement, stating, “I didn’t know he was going to do it. It was super exciting. I love him.”

Vergara explains what led to her divorce from Joe Manganiello

In a recent interview with Spanish newspaper El País, Vergara candidly discussed her separation from Manganiello, shedding light on their differing views on expanding their family. Vergara explained, “My marriage broke up because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids and I didn’t want to be an old mom. I feel it’s not fair to the baby. I respect whoever does it, but that’s not for me anymore.”

Having had a son at 19, who is now 32, Vergara expressed her readiness to embrace the role of a grandmother rather than a mother. She stated, “So if love comes along, he has to come with [his own] children.” She added, “I’m almost in menopause; it’s the natural way of things. When my son becomes a dad, let him bring the baby to me for a while and then I’ll give it back to him and go on with my life; that’s what I have to do.”‘