Joe Manganiello is no longer a bachelor.
The actor introduced his new leading woman, actress Caitlin O’Connor, only five months after his divorce from wife Sofia Vergara. Manganiello was presented with the Humanitarian Award at Saturday’s Children of Armenian Fund (COAF) Gala in New York City, where the newlyweds were present. Children of Armenia (COAF) is an ecumenical non-governmental organization. In a past episode of “Find Your Roots,” Manganiello discussed his Armenian heritage.
Manganiello, 46, and O’Connor, 33, began “casually seeing one other” in September after meeting at a party, and they became an official pair by the month’s end.
According to an insider, the pair “seemed really into one other” and stayed together the whole time at the Cipriani event. Manganiello and O’Connor posed for pictures with the other guests, many of whom were Armenian. The happy pair held hands as they posed for photos on the red carpet.
The Ottoman Turks massacred seven of Manganiello’s great-grandmother’s eight children in 1915 as part of the Armenian Genocide; Manganiello’s great-grandmother narrowly avoided death herself.
Over $10 million was raised during the event’s silent and live auctions.
Manganiello’s divorce petition from Vergara, 51, was filed in July. Paperwork indicated a separation date of July 2.
Reportedly, Vergara has found love again with someone else. On many occasions, she has been seen by orthopedic physician Justin Saliman.
Despite her Los Angeles birth, Caitlin O’Connor spent her formative years in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Returning to Los Angeles after finishing high school, she enrolled in UCLA with an English degree.
O’Connor has a history of performing in Disney shows, including one when she played Sleeping Beauty (IMDb). She has interviewed several famous people, like Hailey Bieber and Post Malone, during her time hosting for ArsenicTV and Maxim Magazine.
In addition to her latest role as Dyan Cannon on HBO’s Winning Time, her extensive film and television credits include Two and a Half Men, Southpaw, Key & Peele, and Key & Peele.