Howie Mandel Faces Criticism for Making Light of Sofia Vergara’s Breakup

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello Call it Quits After 7 Years of Marriage

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello recently announced their decision to separate and file for divorce. In their joint statement, they assured the public that their choice was made with love and respect for each other. While they didn’t share the specifics behind their decision, it is believed that disagreements about starting a family played a significant role.

The Backlash against Howie Mandel’s Joke

Howie Mandel, one of the judges on America’s Got Talent, is facing criticism after making a joke about Sofia Vergara’s single status. This comment received backlash from fans and critics, particularly because it came shortly after he had previously made a similar remark.

During a recent episode, Mandel attempted to lighten the mood by asking Vergara if there was anyone in the audience who caught her interest, referring to her newly single status. However, Vergara chose not to respond and instead returned to her seat, leaving the audience disappointed.

Mandel’s comment sparked an online frenzy, with many accusing him of being insensitive. In defense, Mandel later explained in an interview that he believed the joke was humorous and not meant to cause any harm. He even mentioned that Sofia herself found it amusing, emphasizing his commitment to never intentionally hurting a fellow co-worker.