Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara brought her son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara as her date to the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday.


Sofia brought home the award for Favorite Comedy TV Actress, which she had previously been nominated for four times. Her grown son Manolo, 24, accompanied her to the award show. She has always expressed that she and Manolo were close, and appear to be so.

@peopleschoice @manologonzalezvergara ????

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Like his mother, who has been an official Covergirl since 2011 and currently stars in the Head & Shoulders ad campaign, Manolo has also begun his modeling career. He appeared in a spread for Paper magazine alongside Stevie DeFelice. He has also appeared in a Head & Shoulders commercial with his mom.

In addition, Manolo aspires to be a filmmaker, and is currently a director working on his won short film called Post Mortem. Last May, Manolo graduated from Emerson College.

Sofia married her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez, at 18 and had Manolo two years later. The couple divorced in 1993, so Sofia raised Manolo on her own. “I was really young when I divorced his father, so I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best that I could,” she explains. “When people compliment me on him, on how well mannered, how charming, funny and well-behaved he is, it makes all the sacrifices worthwhile.”

Last November, Sofia married Joe Manganiello with her son by her side.

This way we won’t get lost. #Jofía

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