News of Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello‘s surprise engagement caused a ton of excitement on the Internet – and now more details are emerging about the Hawaiian proposal.
“He said he wanted to keep it private just in case she didn’t say yes,” a source told People of the 38-year-old actor’s proposal. “It actually didn’t seem like he was joking about that. He did seem genuinely nervous that maybe this wasn’t going to go well. He said this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a one-in-a-million woman.”
“This wasn’t spontaneous. Joe definitely planned ahead and contacted the hotel weeks in advance to discuss certain things he wanted to do,” the source added. “He didn’t want to propose in a public setting, even though there are so many beautiful spots on the hotel grounds that have spectacular views and are well-known as places where people pop the question. But Joe said he didn’t want to risk anyone walking by and witnessing it, and he didn’t want to tip off Sofia by having security there shooing people away.”
The source continued that Joe and Sofia “weren’t seen around the hotel much on Christmas Day, which many took to mean they were busy … celebrating.” Congrats again to the happy couple!