Sofia Vergara Doesn’t Want to Pull a ‘Gigli’ with Joe Manganiello

How Joe Proposed
Have tissues ready: Joe Manganiello reveals how he popped the big question.

Are you famous and dating someone famous? Chances are, you and Sofia Vergara have the same train of thought. And that is to never ever go near Gigli territory.

In a new interview with Haute Living, Vergara’s fiancé Joe Manganiello reveals that one of the actress’ fears is to follow the professional and romantic footsteps of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who blessed the world with the gift that is Gigli in 2003.

“We get along so well together; I’m so lucky to have found the right person for me, and I know she feels the same way,” Manganiello tells the mag.

“We’re really good with each other. Why risk f*cking that up?”

According to the Magic Mike XXL hunk, he once tried to convince Vergara to read a baseball movie script.

“[I] was like, ‘Please read this. It’s such a good part for you and it’s amazing for me,’ and she said, ‘No, I’m not going to make Gigli,’ and kind of threw it on the ground,” he says.

Elsewhere in the interview, Manganiello opens up about having kids with Vergara in the future (“I can’t wait to get married and start a family”), being more than an athlete when he was young (he was in chess tournaments and “was a crazy reader”) and his wedding plans (“We’re very traditional male-female… what do you need me to do? I’ll call the DJ”).

Magic Mike XXL opens today (July 1). Launch the gallery, above, for photos from the film’s Hollywood premiere.

For more Joe Manganiello, head over to Haute Living.