Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello seek restraining order against stalker, claim he's a 'threat to their lives'
Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello have sought a restraining order against a stalker as they fear he is a "threat to their lives". The request has been filed by Vergara's producing partner, Luis Balaguer, and also includes him and the actress’ adult son Manolo. All four reportedly want protection from a man, identified as Rengifo Randazzo, who was recently detained for trespassing on the star's gated community in LA. According to reports, court documents have mentioned that Randazzo has mental health issues and allegedly confessed that he stalked Vergara, her son, Manganiello, and Balaguer when he was arrested for trespassing. Balaguer has said the man has a fixation on all of them and has repeatedly harassed them, TMZ reported.
The filing has also stated that Sofia and the other three are afraid of Randazzo as he has a history of domestic violence arrests. Other people have also obtained restraining orders against him, reports. They have sought an order for Randazzo so that he stays at least 100 yards away from them at all times.
This comes after recently Vergara and Manganiello celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. The actress took to Instagram to wish her partner as she shared photographs from their lavish Florida wedding. The caption of the pictures read, “Feliz 5th anniversary [email protected] ❤️❤️❤️you!” Manganiello also shared a video from their wedding day and wrote: “Happy Fifth Anniversary mi amor. I love you so much. ❤️ - 11/22/15.”
Their fans and followers also wished them on social media. One user commented, “My favorite couple in the world.” Another one said: “happy anniversary to the best couple.” “Damn that was an epic wedding weekend. Honored I got be there,” the third user wrote. The fourth one added: “Happy Anniversary! That was a great day!! Love to both of you!”
Earlier this year, the ‘Rampage’ actor said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, “She [Vergara] was wearing this dress that looked great on her and I just could not take my eyes off of her.” He continued, “Later on that night, Jesse Tyler Ferguson came up to me and said, 'Hey. My friend Sofia wants to come over and say hi.' And I said, 'Oh, your friend Sofia whose fiancé is also at this party?'" "Oh, yeah, whatever. No, no, no. She just wants to come over and talk. You know, she’s a big fan of yours," Ferguson told Manganiello.
According to reports, a few days after their meeting, Vergara broke off her engagement with American businessman Nick Loeb. The 43-year-old actor knew this was his time to shine. He wasted no time getting her number from Ferguson. "I don’t know what kind of emotional state she’s in, but tell her I want to take her out, give me her number," Manganiello said. "Later that night, he shot me her number. I called her up, we laughed and talked.” The ‘Magic Mike’ star also flew to New Orleans, where Vergara was shooting a film. "She said 'You’re crazy,'" during the phone call, he remembered, before replying, "I'll see you next week!” The couple exchanged vows in a star-studded ceremony in 2015.