Previously, it was reported that recovering alcoholic Joe and party girl Sofia may be too different to make it work.
“At one point, alcohol pretty much ruined his life,” a source told OK! Magazine. “It won’t be easy to stay sober if the people around him are drinking—especially if it’s his new girlfriend.”
The OK! source added, “He’s totally into her, but he’s hoping that she’ll rein in the drinking just a little—and that she won’t get bored with him.”
Star Magazine sources add, however, Sofia’s brother is an addict so the actress understands addiction. “The understanding Joe and Sofia share with each other has really strengthened their bond,” the insider said. “Their connection is deep and real.”
Today, sources reveal they’re very happy together and Joe’s been a very calming influence on his new girlfriend.
“Joe is so happy right now. He is really into Sofia!” claims a source. “The two are now inseparable.”
“Joe has been a really good influence on her,” the source continues. “He is teaching her that she can have just as much fun without drinking and has gotten her into fitness and health. They even workout together.”
The source clarifies, Joe has “long-term sobriety” and “He helps out a bunch of great guys that really look up to him.”
The couple hung out this weekend at Hollywood Bowl – photos above and below – along with her Modern Family co-stars.
“Sofia and Joe entered the side press entrance holding hands,” said an onlooker. “They are so hot!”