Julie Bowen praises her ‘warm and generous’ pal Sofia Vergara amid Joe Manganiello split and reveals she’s looking forward to a girls’ night out
Julie Bowen chatted about her former Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara while volunteering with Feeding America this week and said she’s not opposed to a girls’ night out.
The 53-year-old actress — who has been encouraging Vergara, 51, amid her split from Joe Manganiello — told E! News about the women potentially getting together for a night of dancing, ‘I would like that very much.’
She playfully added, ‘Oh, but she would be so mad at me because I can’t dance. She’s such a good dancer. She just does this slow hip roll for hours. And that’s a lot of what hanging out with her is—it’s slow rolling it for a long time.’
And about Sofia navigating life as a single woman once again, Julie had nothing but kind words for her friend.
‘I have no doubt that if she wishes to be in a relationship she will be, but she sure don’t need one,’ she said to the outlet.
Interview: Julie Bowen chatted about her former Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara while volunteering with Feeding America this week and said she’s keen for a girls’ night out
Eligible bachelorette: Sofia is recently single after splitting from her husband Joe Manganiello
Continuing to gush about the Colombian-born bombshell, Julie noted, ‘Everything she does, she does with grace.
‘And she rises above and she just goes forward. She’s warm and generous and giving to everybody around her.’
Sofia and Joe announced their separation in a joint statement shared in early July.
‘We have made the difficult decision to divorce. As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect of our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives,’ the message read.
The former couple tied the knot in 2015 and never had children together.
As for exactly when Julie and Sofia can hit the town, it is yet to be determined.
‘We’re gonna have to see, she’s been traveling a lot and so was I,’ Bowen said. ‘We have to wait for the summer to cool down.’
Bowen was among the first to show public support for Vergara after the star announced her divorce, commenting, ‘This is what single and [fire emoji] looks like,’ on an Instagram post.
Good friend: Bowen was among the first to show public support for Vergara after the star announced her divorce from Joe Manganiello, commenting, ‘This is what single and [fire] looks like’ on an Instagram post
Colleagues: The two actresses built a bond while filming their hit TV series Modern Family; pictured on the show in 2009
Splitsville: Sofia and Joe announced their separation in a joint statement shared in early July
The marriage was not a first for Sofia, who was married to Joe Gonzalez from 1991 to 1993.
She and her ex-husband welcomed son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, who is 31-years-old.
She was later in a longtime relationship with businessman Nick Loeb. Their breakup turned messy as they went to court over their frozen embryos.
Joe’s only marriage has been to Sofia. He got engaged to actress Audra Marie in 2010 but they called off the engagement the following year.
Prior to that, he was in relationships with Bridget Peters (2013 – 2014) and Tenley Dene (2012).