Now, Us Weekly has picked up the story and its sources agree there’s a new romance. “It’s very, very new,” one insider says. “They’re having fun and getting to know each other.” They met in May at the White House Correspondents Dinner, where Sofia was with then-fiance Nick Loeb (from whom she’s since split). “That’s the first time Sofia and Joe met,” the source says.
Sofia and Joe were together on July 4, and they were seen dining together at Louisiana city’s Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe on Sunday, July 6. “They were very friendly and took pictures with other diners,” a source says. Page Six adds there were photos of it on Instagram “huddled together at a table, a plate of fried chicken between them” that have since been deleted.
“The restaurant was full with no tables available when they arrived with no reservation,” an eyewitness told The New York Post’s Page Six. “Sofía copped an attitude, and they made room for them.”
They shared a table with other patrons due to overcrowding. During the dinner, “they held each other and kissed several times.”
“Sofia is Joe’s dream girl!” a source tells Us. “He’s been smitten with her for years. He’s always had a huge crush on her. Things are going well for them so far.” Although, “Sofia had no idea that he had been crushing on her for a while.”
The Page Six source added, “There is a big mutual attraction.”
Previously, Joe said of meeting Sofia, “There was a picture someone snapped at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner where they caught me looking at Sofia Vergara’s butt.”
He added, “I love a butt. Sofía Vergara, that’s it. She’s got that Latin thing going. She’s got curves, she’s got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous. And she’s feisty!”