The Modern Family star, 42, started dating Manganiello, 38, shortly after she split from Nick Loeb, her fiancé at the time. It turned out that the Magic Mike hunk was looking for the opportune moment to swoop in.
"The day that I sent the press release [announcing the breakup], Joe immediately contacted Jesse Tyler Ferguson," Vergara recalled. "[He was] like, 'Please, please, please tell her I want her number.' And I’m like, 'Jesse, no, he’s too handsome.'"