While most people in long-term relationships or marriages are quick to admit that building a life with a significant other takes a lot of hard work, Joe Manganiello would beg to differ. In fact, as the Magic Mike star shared in his cover interview for the April 2018 issue of Cigar Aficionado, not only is being married to Sofia Vergara the opposite of hard work, but it also makes the rest of his life a whole lot less difficult.
In the interview, according to Us Weekly, Manganiello revealed that the "biggest adjustment" he had to make before marrying Vergara was "coming to grips with the idea that someone who is not related to you could possibly love you that much. She was it for me." He continued, "People say things like, 'Marriage and relationships are work.' But it's not. Life is hard. Having somebody to help you deal with it is the greatest thing that ever happened." Manganiello added, "Looking back on the relationships I had before this, I think the universe was giving me some tough practice so I'd get this right."
Manganiello, 41, and Vergara, 45, tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida, in November 2015. Since then, Manganiello has been seemingly unable to stop gushing over his wife — he even penned a 40-page book about their relationship in honor of their first wedding anniversary!
And last year, in an interview with Hola! USA, he gave a few more details about how he knew the Modern Family star was The One. "We realized very early on that we each had to put the other person's happiness and well-being ahead of our own," Manganiello said at the time. "Once you realize that kind of trust has manifested, you hang on for dear life. Or, in my case, you go and buy a ring."