Sofia Vergara not only stars in a comedy series, but also has a great sense of humor. The real-life bride-to-be shared a photo on Instagram from what looks like the set of her hit TV series, Modern Family, where her co-star and on-screen husband, Ed O’Neill (who plays Jay Pritchett), is lying in her lap looking lifeless.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old beauty is showing a peace sign while flashing her perfect smile. The caption of the picture reads, “He finally dead, [sic]” with several dollar signs and dancing emoticons.
For those who (unfortunately) do not follow the 17-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show, Vergara’s character, Gloria Pritchett, is the young wife of the much elder and wealthy Jay Pritchett, so most would assume that she married him for the money. Keeping this in mind, Vergara obviously hit the nail on the head with her witty post.
Vergara seemed to have struck her fans’ funny bones, as the post got almost a million likes in less than three hours! While most of the comments section was filled with laughing, few that caught the eye included, “Can’t you hear her saying the caption out loud?” and “Jay Jay Jay,” which is Vergara’s favorite way of calling—or rather screaming out—her husband’s name on the show in her famous Colombian accent. One of the funniest comments though, was simply, “IM CRYING [sic].”
While Sofia Vergara’s character on the show is married to a much older man, her off-screen romance is strikingly different, because in real life, she’s the older one—her soon-to-be husband, Joe Manganiello, is actually six years younger than her.
And although the talented actress has a sense of humor, she admits that when it comes to wedding planning, she’s not quite as laidback. In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Vergara said, “I am very detail-oriented, so I am kind of like a nightmare,” adding that she’s probably beyond being a “bridezilla.” But she credits her fiancé for putting up with her, calling him a “pleasure” to be wedding planning with, simply because he lets her do whatever she wants. Sounds like the perfect match!
Sofia Vergara, Instagram post, September 29, 2015.
Corriston, M., “Sofia Vergara Admits She’s ‘Beyond’ Bridezilla Status Planning Joe Manganiello Wedding,” People web site, September 24, 2015.