Joe Gonzalez

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Businessman (1971)
Mon Apr 24 2023
By   Prajwol

Joe Gonzalez is a successful Colombian Businessman. He rose to prominence for being the ex-husband of the supermodel and comedian Sofia Vergara. However, Vergara's first husband's stay in the spotlight was brief, two years.

To date, Sofia has 46 credits as an actress. Vergar's most well-known movies and TV series are Four Brothers, Modern Family, Hot Pursuit, etc. On the other side of the story, Joe stays hidden from the media's reach, and Gonzalez lives a low-key life.

Early Life and Bio of Joe Gonzalez

Joe Gonzalez is of Colombian nationality and was born on February 7, 1971, in Barranquilla, Colombia. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. Joe is a Christian and follows in the footsteps of his Christian forefathers.  

Joe Gonzalez, the first husband of Sofia Vergara, posted a picture during his youth on Instagram.
Joe Gonzalez, the first husband of Sofia Vergara, posted a picture during his youth on Instagram. Source: Instagram

Gonzalez attended Marymount International School in Barranquilla. However, Joe's further education details remain in murky waters. 

Sofia's ex-husband Gonzalez is the son of Ricardo Gonzalez Ripoll, who served as the mayor of Barranquilla twice. His father was also a famous architect in the city.

Gonzalez's Relationship Status 

Joe Gonzalez is currently said to be married to a woman named Annie. Gonzalez has not disclosed much of his personal life after his divorce from his first wife, Sofia Vergara.

Joe Gonzalez and his son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara took a picture together.
Joe Gonzalez and his son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara took a picture together. Source: Instagram

The Colombian businessman Joe's ex-wife Sofia married Joe Manganiello on November 21, 2015, in Palm Beach. Both Gonzalez and his ex-wife are happy in their relationship.

Colombian Businessman, Joe Gonzalez, Was Sofia's First Husband 

Yes, Joe Gonzalez is the first husband of Sofia Vergara. Furthermore, Vergara was just 18 years old when she married Joe. The couple was only married for three years, i.e. from 1991 to 1993. Similarly, Vergara gave birth to her son the same year as her wedding.

Joe and Sofia were high school sweethearts, and they shared a connection for a long time. Another couple that was married for three years is Bobby Flay and Kate Connelly.

Joe Gonzalez and his first wife, Sofia Vergara.
Joe Gonzalez and his first wife, Sofia Vergara. Source: Pinterest

Despite the divorce, Gonzalez and his ex-wife Sofia are still close friends. He sometimes visits his son in the United States and often stays at Sofia's house.

The Hot Pursuit actress Vergara tied the knot with Gonzalez for the first time. But after their legal separation, Sofia was in a brief relationship with actor and director Nick Loeb. They broke their engagement in 2014.

Joe Is Blessed With A Son

The actress cum comedian Vergara and her former husband Joe share a son. They welcomed their son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, on September 16, 1991.

Manolo, who stayed with his mother after his parent's divorce, is also in the acting field like his mother. He started his career in entertainment in 1997 with a role in the La Sonrisa del pelícano TV series. Similarly, he has also made appearances in commercials.

Joe Gonzalez with his son Manolo Vergara Gonzalez.
Joe Gonzalez with his son Manolo Vergara Gonzalez. Source: Pinterest

The 5ft and 11 inches Manolo has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. He is single but was previously in relationships with Sofia Carson and Paulina Char. 

Joe loves his Emerson College graduate son. The father-son duo spent a lot of quality time. Despite being separated from his wife, Sofia, he did not stop caring for his son. Gonzalez attended his son Manolo's graduation in 2015 with Vergara and Manganiello.

Sofia Vergara Is Proud To Raise Their Son On Her Own

Modern Family actress Vergara is proud to be able to raise her son in a good environment. After the divorce, she raised her son as a single mother.

Sofia Said:

“I was really young when I divorced his father, so I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best that I could”.

According to Sofia, every time someone compliments her on Manolo's good manners, charm, and wit, it makes all the sacrifices as a single mother worthwhile. Vergara is a dotting parent.

Quick Information On Sofia Vergara

Like her ex-husband, Sofia Margarita Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. The gorgeous actress was welcomed by her parents on July 10, 1972. She was raised in a Roman Catholic household and attended Marymount School in Barranquilla.

Joe Gonzalez's first wife, Sofia Vergara
Joe Gonzalez's first wife, Sofia Vergara. Source: Pinterest

In 2000, the 5 ft and 7 inches tall Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery and radiation therapy. Vergara is a cancer survivor, and Sofia has created a foundation to help families in Colombia cope with cancer.

Among various prestigious awards and honors, Sofia has earned four Golden Globe Award nominations, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of the most successful celebrities.

Physical Appearance

Joe Gonzalez is 5 feet 5 inches (168 cm) tall, like Jennifer Ferrin, and has maintained a body weight of 65 kg (143 lbs). Gonzalez's body measurements are 35-32-36 inches, and the size of his biceps is 12 inches. 

Vergara's ex-husband Joe has grey eyes with black-short hair and wears a shoe size of 10 (US). He has a fair complexion with a slim body type.

Gonzalez's Ex-wife Sofia's Legal Battle For Frozen Embryo With Nick Loeb

Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb were engaged in a legal dispute over the fate of frozen embryos. Loeb claimed that he had received verbal consent from Vergara to have the embryos implanted in a surrogate, but Vergara denied this. 

The Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in January 2021 that neither Sofia nor Nick could use the embryos without the written consent of the other.

Loeb argued in a New York Times op-ed that frozen embryos have the right to live and questioned whether they should be considered property or life. Nick asked if one person's desire to avoid parenthood outweighs another's religious beliefs in the sanctity of life.

Sofia's ex-fiance Nick also wrote and directed a 2020 film titled "Roe v. Wade," which explores the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case of the same name. Loeb said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he attempted to present both sides of the argument in the film.

Net Worth: How Rich Is Sofia Vergera's First Husband Joe Gonzalez?

As aforementioned, the first husband of Modern Family actress Joe Gonzalez is a businessman from Colombia. He makes a good amount from his business. However, Joe keeps his net worth hidden from the public.

Sofia Vergara and her new husband, Joe Manganiello, bought a $26M house in Beverly Hills. Source: Pricey Pads.Beverly

Sofia commands a jaw-dropping net worth of $180 Million. She has amassed a massive fortune from her acting career. In addition to this, she has modeled for different agencies and brands. 

Joe's ex-wife has also launched her products, such as an apparel brand named "Sofia by Sofia Vergara" and a furniture collection in Rooms to Go. She enjoys royalties.

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