Joe Manganiello has found a new training buddy Caitlin O’Connor.
Manganiello, 46, and Connor, 33, were seen leaving Gold’s Gym in Venice, California on Thursday, September 14, according to photos obtained by Page six. The pair were seen sitting next to each other and chatting before getting into a Cadillac SUV and driving away together.
Both actors were dressed for a sweat session, with Manganiello wearing a white tank top and camouflage shorts and Connor wearing a blue long-sleeved crop top and black leggings.
The duo’s appearance comes less than two months after Manganiello filed for divorce Sofia Vergara. (According to documents obtained by We weekly at the time, the exe’s divorce date was listed as July 2.)
“We have made the difficult decision to divorce,” the couple said in a joint statement on July 17, days before Manganiello officially filed the paperwork. “As two people who love and care for each other deeply, we politely ask that our privacy be respected at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”
Vergara filed her own set of legal documents in August, asking the court to enforce her and Manganiello’s prenuptial agreement. The documents state that Vergara wants certain assets to remain under her ownership and her income from before and during her relationship with Manganiello to be retained. Both Vergara and Manganiello are working on their divorce settlement, including custody of their dog.
Following news of their split, a source spoke exclusively Us that Vergara and Manganiello, who were married for seven years before calling it quits, were no longer “on the same page” in their relationship.
“She preferred to go out with friends and he preferred to stay home so they wouldn’t spend much time together,” the insider explains. “They’ve been living separate lives for about a year now, so it was time to call things off.”
Despite drifting apart, Manganiello and Vergara had a lot in common, including their training. Vergara previously opened up about the magical mike star who inspired her to get in shape.
“I do more exercises now because Joe obviously loves sports, and I understand better how important it is for health,” Vergara said. Additional in 2015. “Sometimes we do it together. We have a trainer who does that at the same time.”
While Manganiello finds a new fitness friend in O’Connor, Vergara is busy answering questions about her single status while serving as a judge on America has talent. On the Wednesday, September 13, episode of the NBC series, Vergara was asked by fellow judge to take a lie detector test Simon Cowell. She answered several questions before Costar Hey Mandel pushed her too far.
“Do you see anyone in the audience you are interested in?” Mandel, 67, pressed. Vergara’s jaw dropped in shock before she jokingly replied, “That’s it!” The actress then ripped off the arm cuff of the lie detector and walked back to her seat at the judges’ table.
This isn’t the first time Mandel has referenced Vergara’s relationship status on the show. Last month, the comedian told the 12-year-old ventriloquist Brynn Cummings to talk to Vergara about guidance on ‘eligible bachelor’s degrees’ because the Modern family star is ‘currently on the market’.
For her part, Vergara played along by waving her hands in the air and saying, “Yes!”
Mandel later defended the jokes in an interview with Entertainment tonighttold the outlet that he was “helping” his friend and insisted that Vergara found the joke “funny.”