Howie Mandel defends Sofia Vergara joke about her single life
Sofia Vergara is taking on single life with the support of “America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel.
After her and Joe Manganiello announced they were divorcing in July, Mandel touched on Vergara’s new single lifestyle on Tuesday night’s live episode. Over the course of seven years, Joe and Sofia were married.
As a ventriloquist and mentalist, Brynn Cummings chose Heidi Klum to set up her puppet, Penelope, with a boyfriend.
When Cummings finished her performance, Mandel applauded her before saying, “I have one more piece of advice for you: If you’re looking for bachelors right now, talk to Sofia.”.”
Upon hearing Howie’s joke, Vergara let out a loud cheer and threw her hands in the air.
As the host intervened, he quipped, “We don’t do that here!”
Brynn’s performance was thanked by Klum at the end of the segment. Then I thank you very much for choosing me, and so did you.” she replied.
When asked if Penelope (Brynn’s puppet) had a good time, she replied, “I got a boyfriend out of it. Of course I’m having a good time.”.
In a post-show interview with Extra, Mandel defended the joke he made on air.
Mandel began, saying, “People were saying it was too soon. I think as soon as you’re available, it’s never too soon. She’s fresh.”
He continued, “People thought that was mean and insensitive. If you watched Sofía, she screamed after she came over to me and thought it was funny.” “She said, “Yes,” so she has a great sense of humor, and I would never hurt anyone — a friend first, and then a co-worker.
I think she’ll be fending them off. She’s a great friend, a brilliant person, a businessperson, a powerhouse and has an amazing sense of humor. Whoever ends up with her will be blessed.” he continued.
Howie teased, “Let’s make it happen by the end of the season.”. “We’ll find her a match, and the rest is up to the people.”