Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel Steve Granitz/FilmMagic (2)
Sofia Vergara can solely take a lot joking about her newly single standing.
During the Wednesday, September 13, episode of America’s Got Talent, Vergara, 51, who introduced her cut up from husband Joe Manganiello in July, was requested to take a lie detector take a look at by fellow decide Simon Cowell. She answered a number of questions earlier than costar Howie Mandel pushed her too far.
“Do you see anybody within the viewers that you simply’re serious about?” Mandel, 67, pressed. Vergara’s mouth hung open in shock earlier than she jokingly replied, “That’s It!” The actress then ripped off the lie detector’s arm cuff and walked again to her seat on the judges’ desk.
Host Terry Crews chimed in: “That’s it! She’s completed!”
This isn’t the primary time Mandel has referenced Vergara’s relationship standing on the present. Last month, the comic provided some stunning steerage to 12-year-old ventriloquist Brynn Cummings. While discussing how Cummings’ act included a love connection between her puppets, Mandel mentioned, “I’ve one phrase of recommendation. If you’re searching for eligible bachelors, it is best to have talked to Sofia, as a result of she’s available in the market proper now.”
Vergara performed alongside by waving her arms within the air, saying, “Yes!”
After Mandel obtained some backlash on-line for the quip, he defended himself to Entertainment Tonight.
“I used to be serving to Sofia! … People mentioned it was too quickly and it was tasteless,” he instructed the outlet, including that Vergara discovered the joke “humorous.”
Vergara and Manganiello, 46, introduced their “troublesome determination to divorce” one month prior after seven years of marriage. “As two those who love and look after each other very a lot, we politely ask for respect of our privateness right now as we navigate this new part of our lives,” they wrote in a joint assertion.
Later that month, a supply solely instructed Us Weekly that the exes had been dealing with their breakup amicably.
“They nonetheless have just a few points to determine, like custody of their canine, Bubbles, however Sofia hopes they will transfer ahead in a relaxed, honest vogue,” the insider defined.
As Vergara adjusts to single life, Mandel isn’t the one one rooting for her. Her former Modern Family costar Julie Bowen sang her praises whereas talking with E! News final month.
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“Everything [Sofia] does, she does with grace,” Bowen, 53, instructed the outlet. “And she rises above and she or he simply goes ahead. She’s heat and beneficiant and giving to all people round her. I’ve little doubt that if she needs to be in a relationship she might be however she positive [doesn’t] want one.”
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.