The term “fake news” is being floated around a lot these days, but when a happily married couple who were married less than two years ago is reported to be in the midst of divorce even though they’re not, that would pretty much fit the bill.
That’s what Sofia Vergara is making clear in a scathing Instagram post in which she blasts a tabloid for its cover story about her and husband Joe Manganiello, with a huge headline reading “IT’S OVER!” along with a smaller one claiming “Divorce Drama After 17 Months.”
The cover also claims that she was spotted without her wedding ring, along with the headline, “SOFIA CAUGHT CHEATING IN ROME.”
While some celebs would choose the “I’m not going to dignify that with a response” strategy, the “Modern Family” star is coming out with both barrels blazing.
“The editor of this magazine is an idiot😂if he is going to have my ring removed to created a ‘fake’ ‘news,'” she writes on Instagram, implying that her wedding ring was removed in a photo via Photoshop to create the bogus story.
“He should have made sure that he removed from social media all the other pictures of that award night in Rome where I’m wearing it,” she adds. “By the way…that’s my friend the producer of the movie ‘Bent’ that I was shooting in Rome and who came to spend Easter at my home the week later.”
The editor of this magazine is an idiot😂if he is going to have my ring removed to created a "fake" "news" he should have made sure that he removed from social media all the other pictures of that award night in Rome where Im wearing it. By the way…thats my friend the producer of the movie Bent that I was shooting in Rome and who came to spend Easter at my home the week later.#Starmagazinebullies #goinventsh*itaboutyourmother
Manganiello also had a few choice words for the tabloid in an Instagram post of his own. “Big surprise everyone but Star created a fake story and then photo shopped my wife’s engagement ring off of her finger in order to sell magazines. They are run by malicious trash. Do the world a favour and don’t buy their garbage,” he writes.