AGT's Howie Mandel Jokes Sofía Vergara Is "In the Market" Amid Joe Manganiello Divorce

Amid Sofía Vergara's divorce from Joe Manganiello, her fellow America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel playfully addressed her new era.

By Elyse Dupre Aug 23, 2023 12:33 PMTags
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Break out the buzzer.

Howie Mandel decided to shine the spotlight on Sofía Vergara's relationship status during a recent episode of America's Got Talent.

It all happened on Aug. 22 when 12-year-old competitor Brynn Cummings performed a magic and ventriloquism act in which she asked fellow judge Heidi Klum to help her puppet find an eligible bachelor. But after the performance, Howie told Brynn she should have picked Sofía—who is divorcing her husband Joe Manganiello—to assist with the routine instead of Heidi, who is married to Tom Kaulitz

"If I have one word of advice," he said, "if you're looking for eligible bachelors, you should've talked to Sofía 'cause she's in the market right now."

While Sofía laughed off Howie's comment—exclaiming "yes" as she threw her hands in the air—host Terry Crews tried to change the subject.

"No," he replied. "No, we are not doing that here."

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello: Romance Rewind

The moment comes a little more than a month after Sofía and Joe announced the end of their seven-year marriage and proceeded to file for divorce. In a copy of the July 19 filing obtained by E! News, the Magic Mike actor listed July 2 as their date of separation and cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. Sofía included the same reason for the breakup in her filing, according to documents obtained by People.

And as the Modern Family actress has been moving on, she's been spending time with her friends—such as by going on getaways with her pals and attending Taylor Swift's concert in Los Angeles. And of course, her former costar Julie Bowen is there for her, too.


"Everything she does, she does with grace," Julie told E! News Aug. 18. "And she rises above, and she just goes forward. She's warm, and generous and giving to everybody around her. I have no doubt that if she wishes to be in a relationship she will be but she sure don't need one."

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