Joe Manganiello admits to checking out Sofia Vergara

Joe Manganiello admits he was caught red-handed back in May, when a photographer caught the actor slyly casting his eyes down at Sofia Vergara’s derriere.

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“You can’t put that in front of me,” Manganiello told E! News, who confronted him about the picture during an interview.

The picture was snapped during a White House Correspondents’ Dinner back in May, where the couple first met. At the time, Vergara was engaged to businessman, Nick Loeb, but Manganiello admits he definitely had the hots for the Modern Family beauty. Can you blame the poor guy?

“Yeah, I totally got busted. That was actually funny when we first started dating, months after that. We had talked I guess or kind of bumped into each other, but we didn’t start dating until she was single.”

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Luckily for the True Blood actor, the feelings were mutual. Shortly after, things between Vergara and her then-fiancé ended and she quickly coupled up with Manganiello. There were even recent rumors that the two were already engaged.

“I mean, if that walks in front of you, it’s like the Pied Piper, you just follow it. It’s a moment of sin and you don’t know what you’re doing.” Manganiello said, clearly not apologetic for his appreciation of Vergara’s body.

We have a feeling Manganiello will be returning the favor. After all, Magic Mike 2 does begin filming soon, and it sounds like Vergara is helping him prepare for the role.

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“Well, you know, I need to practice getting ready for Magic Mike 2,” Manganiello said of his stripper role in the film. “So, that’s all I have to say.”

Though Manganiello did promise he’d be back on E! News soon to share what he’s been practicing with the world. Let’s hope E! holds him to that promise.

Here is the image in question of Manganiello checking out his now-girlfriend.

Joe Manganiello checks out Sofia Vergara

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