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LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Modern Family star Sofia Vergara – America’s best paid TV actress – and Joe Manganiello of True Blood fame plan to tie the knot, United States media reported Monday.

Colombian-born bombshell Vergara, 42, has been dating the American actor, 38, for six months since breaking off a relationship with businessman Nick Loeb.

A spokesman for Vergara, famous for playing Gloria Delgado on the Emmy-winning series, did not immediately confirm People magazine’s report that the couple became engaged over Christmas in Hawaii.

Manganiello – known for playing Alcide in True Blood and for stripping off in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike – recently produced a documentary on a male strip club.

This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on December 30, 2014. For similar stories, go to You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.