Sofia Vergara on Her Anniversary With Joe Manganiello: "I'm Very Lucky"

Vergara was not sure about gifting for the cotton anniversary

Updated 09/24/19

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It's hard to believe that Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello have only been married since 2015, since they've provided enough heartwarming love stories to last a lifetime. Back when the couple was preparing to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, Vergara stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to gush about her husband.

"I'm very lucky," Vergara said. "I must have done something really right in my life to get that reward." When DeGeneres suggested that Vergara has been lucky because she's a good person, the Modern Family actress replied, "I'm good, but I'm not a very, very good person. But he's better than me."

DeGeneres then tried to explain American anniversary gifting customs to Vergara to hilarious ends. When the host explained that the second year of marriage is traditionally the "cotton" year, Vergara mumbled, "I don't know what you're talking about," with a deer-in-headlights look on her face. DeGeneres shared that she and wife Portia de Rossi did follow this somewhat strange custom: On their second wedding anniversary, DeGeneres admitted she glued cotton balls to a canvas in the shape of the number two, despite her major aversion to the fluffy swabs. (Oh, the things we do for love.)

Vergara still didn't understand the concept—and really, who does?—poking fun at DeGeneres's story. "I don't know what's more weird, that you made the two or that you hate cotton. Why would anyone hate cotton?" she said. The pair ended the conversation without coming to an agreement about the perfect cotton-themed gift, but Vergara undoubtedly had something extravagant planned for her husband.

For their first anniversary, Manganiello took the "paper" theme to heart, writing an entire 40-page book about their relationship, including how they met and fell in love.

At a loss for gifting ideas for your own anniversary? We've got you covered with these 26 great second anniversary gift ideas.

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