Written by OK Staff, March 2, 2016

He dazzled us in Magic Mike and made our hearts melt as he teared up on his wedding day, so could Joe Manganiello get any more swoon-worthy?

We didn’t think so – that is, until he opened up about meeting the ‘woman of his dreams,’ wife Sofía Vergara.

Talking about his struggle with alcohol addiction, the 39-year-old actor says turning his life around led him to Sofía, whom he married in November, after 16 months of dating.


‘I became the man that I dreamed of being, and the result was I met the woman of my dreams,’ says Joe, giving us even more reason to love him.

‘People are always like, “I need to find myself!” You are who you want to be. In my twenties, I made a lot of choices that were opposite of who I wanted to be; in my thirties, I grew up.’

The star explains that there was more to his battle with the bottle than meets the eye. ‘I think addicts are born wired a certain way. But alcohol was not the issue for me – the issues were all internal.’

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‘The drink just helped me to quell all the ill feelings I could remember having since I was a child. I was an addict before I ever picked up a drink,’ he explains.

Now, the Hollywood hunk and his new bride have big dreams of having children together, and soon!

‘Joe is younger than me… he’s never had kids,’ 43-year-old Sofía told fans ahead of their nuptials.‘I tell him if we’re going to [have kids], we have to do it, like, now, because I don’t want to be 50 with a baby.’

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