America’s Got Talent: Sofia Vergara Just Shared The Beautiful Story Behind Joe Manganiello’s Proposal For The First Time

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Warning! Spoilers ahead for the June 29 episode of America's Got Talent. Look away until you catch up!

Many of us have a hankering for celebrity news, and when you combine those people with ones who love a good bit of romance, you end up with a lot of folks who go crazy for any and all details they can get about the relationships of famous folk. This is especially true when it comes to stories about celebrity proposals (which can often be rather elaborate affairs), and now America's Got Talent judge Sofia Vergara has shared the beautiful story behind husband Joe Manganiello's proposal for the first time.

As you might imagine, this proposal reveal didn't just come out of nowhere. Sofia Vergara and her fellow America's Got Talent judges are currently at the beginning stages of Season 16 for the hit talent competition, and watching the auditions for an incredible number of acts. Last night, this included a performance (posted to the show's YouTube page) from psychic Peter Antoniou, and after he correctly guessed where host Terry Crews had hidden a small object, he tasked himself with locating Sofia Vergara's "lost" wedding ring.

Antoniou asked Vergara to think about a detail of the proposal from Joe Manganiello (which happened on Christmas in 2014, after the couple had been together for six months) that's never been publicized as he looked for the ring among a dizzying number of identical white ring boxes in the AGT green room. After he found Vergara's sparkler and presented it to her, Antoniou noted that a detail about the proposal was still very strong in her mind: the fact that after Manganiello got down on one knee, she looked up and there was a rainbow. Vergara eventually explained:

He was gonna propose by the ocean, but then he panicked, and he came upstairs to the room and proposed to me in the room. And then suddenly he gave me the ring, and I look up, and there was a rainbow. It was beautiful.

Awww! Aren't you so super glad you're reading this story? Sometimes there are truly perfect moments in this insane world we all inhabit, and while we don't all get to witness them first hand, it's always a joy when something like this is passed along to us. Even though it pretty much always feels special whenever one manages to lay their eyes on a rainbow, I think we can all imagine that seeing one right after Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara probably made the already sweet moment seem as though it was really meant to be.

When everyone went back to the auditorium to hand down their final opinions on Peter Antoniou's act, Sofia Vergara continued to note her astonishment that he was able to find her ring and had true insider info about her engagement story, and said:

I want to say that there’s no way that you knew that about a rainbow, because no one knows that. Like, that story has not been on the press or nothing. So that was amazing.

It's a good thing that Sofia Vergara didn't appear to be at all annoyed that Peter Antoniou spilled one of her proposal secrets to everyone. But, seeing as how she and Joe Manganiello have been married since late November 2015, and seem to be quite happy, the reveal probably didn't feel like a big deal to her. Antoniou, by the way, ended up getting a yes from all four judges and was sent through to the next round.

You can see how the competition continues on America's Got Talent every Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.