Manganiello, 37, who is currently in Savannah, Georgia, reprising his role as a male stripper alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike XXL, is saying that he “misses Sofia a lot,’ a close friend of the True Blood hunk tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.
“Joe can’t wait to get home to Los Angeles because he just wants to be around Sofia all the time,” the friend says. “He is absolutely in love. His friends have never seen him this happy.”
In fact, it is not only Manganiello who is sharing the joy of the newfound love.
On Oct. 4, the Modern Family beauty, 42, shared a photo on her Instagram of a bouquet of red roses, presumably from her cross-country lover, along with a caption that said, “Te amoooo,” meaning “I love you” in Spanish
Manganiello has been filming in Georgia for almost a month, but that hasn’t stopped them from seeing each other, as Vergara has flown out to Georgia several times already to be with her man.
“When Joe returns back home, he’s said that he plans on moving in with her,” the insider tells Radar. “They already have the keys to each other’s places.”
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Vergara visited the TODAY show, where she couldn’t help but talk about her true feelings for Manganiello.
"To me, he's like another species,” the actress said during her appearance on the show. “I look at him, and it's like feel like I am like in the movie 'E.T.' Remember? When an alien lands ... and I'm the one who gets to play with it."