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Sofia Vergara Takes Legal Action: Enforces Prenup and Seeks to Retain All Assets in Divorce from Joe Manganiello


Colombian-American actress, Sofia Vergara has filed to enforce her prenup in divorce from actor Joe Manganiello and is also asking to keep all her assets following their shock split.

The 51-year-old Modern Family star made the request in a new filing, while also requesting that she be able to retain her current assets, according to documents obtained by People.

The new legal development comes after claims that one of the biggest stumbling blocks for the couple was the True Blood star’s desire to have children.

Manganiello had previously cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ when he filed for divorce two days after the couple announced their split, and Vergara responded with the same reason for the separation in her filing from July 26.

In addition to requesting the court follow the terms of their prenuptial agreement, she also asked that she be allowed to keep her jewelry, artwork, and ‘other personal effects,’ which she considered assets.

She has also said that she should be able to retain all of her earnings from before she tied the knot with Manganiello, as well as any income from while they were married.

While the couple’s money and possessions should be easy enough to divide, especially if Manganiello opts not to challenge the prenup, it’s less clear what will happen with one of their most beloved and furry assets: their Chihuahua–Pomeranian mix, Bubbles.

‘They still have a few issues to figure out, like custody of their dog, Bubbles,’ an insider told Us Weekly late last week. ‘But Sofia hopes they can move forward in a calm, fair fashion.’

Under California law, pets were previously treated similarly to property, so the partner who originally adopted the animal would likely get precedence when it came to dividing their assets.

However, a law passed in the state in 2019 gives judges more discretion to determine which party will get pets or how the exes will share the animals.

That might increase the odds of Joe spending more time with Bubbles, even though Sofía was the one who apparently bought the dog.

The exes were introduced by Sofía’s Modern Family costar Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

At the time, she was still engaged to the businessman Nick Loeb, but after they split a few weeks later, Joe enquired about her number.

The two were engaged within the year, and they tied the knot in 2015.

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