EXCLUSIVE: Sofia Vergara is spotted in a VERY spicy clinch with new husband Justin Saliman during a dinner date after split from Joe Manganiello – as insiders say the actress is ‘moving fast’ and already ‘falling in love’ with surgeon beau
Sofia Vergara is wasting no time in saying goodbye to her estranged husband Joe Manganiello – with the actress enjoying a very playful display with her new man, who insiders say is ‘more than a rebound’.
The 51-year-old Modern Family star struggled to keep her hands off orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman as the pair engaged in heavy petting while dining at famed Los Angeles hot spot Delilah on Wednesday night.
The intimate outing with her boyfriend comes just three months after Sofia and Joe, 46, announced they were divorcing after seven years of marriage.
America’s Got Talent judge Sofia is reportedly falling ‘quickly’ and ‘in love’ with Justin, according to a source who exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Sofia has said goodbye to Joe and would like to never see him again. Her relationship with Justin has ensured that she never looks back.
Sofia Vergara and her new flame Justin Saliman ‘didn’t hide their attraction for each other’ during an amorous date night in Los Angeles this week
The intimate outing with her boyfriend comes just three months after Sofia and her estranged husband Joe Manganiello – pictured together in 2017 – announced their split
‘Justin is absolutely charming and handsome, and has a great job. He’s not an actor and has a lot of self-confidence, and she’s eating it all up.”
The insider continued, “She is very attracted to him and things are moving quickly. This is much more than a rebound. They have bonded over lost love and are just having a great time together.”
The pair’s attraction was clearly on display during their romantic evening together this week – with the duo allegedly acting like ‘two teenagers in the back of a car’.
One diner revealed: ‘During their dinner they couldn’t keep their hands off each other. They were kissing constantly.
“It was like they were two teenagers sitting in the back of a car, all over each other. They seemed very much in love.”
They continued, “There was an electricity between the two that was impossible not to get caught up in.” If this was a glimpse of the bedroom then ‘Oh My!’
‘Her hands were all over him, especially under the table. It’s very dark here, so you can get away with a lot more, but they didn’t hide their attraction for each other.’
Referring to Justin’s job, they joked, “It’s a good thing he’s an orthopedic surgeon, because she’s been pulling on his ‘hamstring’ all night.”
Insiders explained that Sofia feels the hunky surgeon, who was previously married to actress Bree Turner, ‘saved her heart’ following her split from True Blood star Joe.
The 51-year-old Modern Family star and the orthopedic surgeon were ‘over each other,’ sources exclusively told DailyMail.com
The pair had enjoyed a romantic dinner together at celebrity hotspot Delilah, and also attended an exhibition by Salma Hayek’s brother, while insiders claim the romance is ‘more than a rebound’
Insiders explained that Sofia feels the hunky surgeon ‘saved her heart’ following her split from True Blood star Joe
The former couple tied the knot in 2015 and never had children together. After seven years of marriage, they announced their divorce in a joint statement they shared Page six. Sofia has son Mario, 32, with her ex-husband Joe Gonzalez.
Speaking about her new connection with Justin, the source claimed: ‘Sofia loves that Justin has kids, she has her son who is grown, and she doesn’t want any more kids. That was a major stumbling block in her relationship with Joe: Joe wanted children, but Sofia did not.
“Now she doesn’t have to jump that hurdle anymore and while Sofia was just trying to have fun, now she falls in love, he saved her heart.”
The pair were also out and about on Thursday evening, attending the Frequency exhibition hosted by Salma Hayek’s brother Sami.
Sofia was photographed laughing and grinning from ear to ear at something the chiseled specialist said as he drove them to their event.
The actress was first spotted out on the town with Justin in October when they had a night out in Beverly Hills for her first date since splitting from Joe.
At the time of the split, a source close to Sofia claimed this Page six that the union did not work out because of Joe’s jealousy of his wife’s relative success compared to his own.
“Sofia was always there to take care of Joe, even though his career was never what it was when they met. “I think he is threatened by her success and zest for life,” they said.
Sofia and Joe tied the knot in 2015 and never had children together
After seven years of marriage, they announced their divorce in a joint statement in July
A source previously told DailyMail.com that Sofia had ‘graciously’ agreed to hand over their 10-year-old chihuahua, Bubbles, to True Blood actor Joe.
The dog was originally meant for her, but turned out to have a much stronger bond with the Magic Mike star, who often wore it in public in adorable photos.
‘Never in a million years would Joe say goodbye to his dog Bubbles and Sofia is well aware of that. Joe said Sofia was friendly because he kept Bubbles after their breakup,” a source close to Joe said.
Since their divorce, Sofía has been living her best life, while Joe has largely stayed out of the spotlight.
Her America’s Got Talent costar Howie Mandel has previously expressed his wish for Sofia to find a new man.
“She deserves to be with someone as soon as possible,” the 67-year-old comedian told People last month. “I think she’s great for everyone.”
Howie added: “I’m shouting it from the rooftops. Sometimes people find that inappropriate, other people, not Sofía. She doesn’t get mad at me.’