Julie Bowen Says Sofia Vergara Is ‘Doing Great’ and Surrounded by ‘Wonderful Family’ amid Split from Joe Manganiello (Exclusive)

Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello
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Sofia Vergara will without end have a buddy in Julie Bowen.

Whereas talking solely to PEOPLE on the Step Up Inspiration Awards on Friday, Bowen, 53, shares that her Trendy Household costar, 51, will “at all times” have her assist amid her new part in life following her cut up from Joe Manganiello.

“Her Instagram says all of it,” Bowen says. “Now we have spoken, and she or he’s doing nice. Sofia has at all times had such an exquisite household that surrounds her and great mates.”

Julie Bowen at the 2023 Step Up Inspiration Awards
Julie Bowen on the 2023 Step Up Inspiration Awards.

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“She would not want Taylor Swift to take her to a sport. She’s good,” Bowen jokes. “However I am tremendous completely happy that every one these different ladies are going to video games with T Swifty. I want she had been round for me.”

Bowen and Vergara shared the display for eleven years within the beloved ABC collection Trendy Household. Though the present ended its run in 2020 after 11 seasons, Bowen spoke extremely of their friendship to PEOPLE and mentioned that Vergara is somebody who she considers a “function mannequin.”

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Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, and Julie Bowen throughout a scene on ‘Trendy Household.’.

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“Sofía has at all times been my function mannequin so far as embracing being a girl and womanly, and but additionally being highly effective and never… I at all times felt such as you needed to compromise one for the opposite,” she explains to PEOPLE.

Bowen beforehand voiced her assist for Vergara after her cut up from Manganiello, 46, in a carousel put up on Instagram that included images of Vergara in a blue and black leopard-print thong one-piece. Whereas Vergara captioned the put up, “Final days of vacay! Even when u r so scorching I really like u Ravello!!!😁😁,” Bowen left a remark that learn, “That is what single and 🔥 appears to be like like!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.”

In an E! Information interview in August, Bowen mentioned every thing Vergara does “she does with grace.”

“And he or she rises above and she or he simply goes ahead. She’s heat and beneficiant and giving to all people round her,” Bowen continued. “I’ve little question that if she needs to be in a relationship she will probably be, however she certain do not want one.”

Sources confirmed to PEOPLE that Vergara and Manganiello had been going their separate methods after seven years of marriage shortly after Vergara was noticed celebrating her 51st birthday with mates in Italy. In the course of the journey, Manganiello was not seen with Vergara, who was noticed with out her wedding ceremony ring.

They introduced their cut up in an announcement to Web page Six that learn, “Now we have made the troublesome resolution to divorce. As two folks that love and take care of each other very a lot, we politely ask for respect for our privateness right now as we navigate this new part of our lives.”

Joe Manganiello (L) and Sofia Vergara attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California
Joe Manganiello (L) and Sofia Vergara (R).

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Two days after the announcement, the True Blood alum formally filed for divorce from Vergara. He cited “irreconcilable variations” as the explanation for the couple’s cut up, in line with divorce paperwork obtained by PEOPLE.

Shortly after the information broke, an insider shared with PEOPLE that Vergara and Manganiello “differ immensely in type and what they love to do, though in the course of the marriage, every tried to place the opposite’s pursuits forward of their very own to make it work.”

“Their bodily attraction to one another solely carried their marriage that far,” they added. “On a day-to-day foundation, there are such a lot of different issues that must work. There have been a number of issues that did not work.”

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