SOFIA Vergara has been spotted struggling after a major operation.

The America’s Got Talent star opened up about her recovery while out in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Sofia Vergara headed out for lunch in West Hollywood weeks after a knee operation

Sofia Vergara headed out for lunch in West Hollywood weeks after a knee operationCredit: BackGrid
The star admitted her leg was 'not good' as she slowly made her way to the restaurant

The star admitted her leg was ‘not good’ as she slowly made her way to the restaurantCredit: BackGrid

In a video of the star, Sofia, 51, was filmed arriving for lunch at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood.

The film star was dropped off on the sidewalk in a black Range Rover, and slowly got out of the car while her friend walked ahead.

Sofia looked as stunning as usual, with her long brunette hair shining in the sun.

The Modern Family alum looked chic yet casual in a bright red blouse and baggy gray cargo jeans, paired with comfortable white sneakers.

“Hi, Sofia. How’s your leg? Better?” she was asked as she headed in for her meal.

“Not good!” Sofia admitted, but laughed and smiled and she limped into the restaurant.

Sofia announced that she’d had a knee operation last month, and also shared that her new boyfriend, Justin Saliman, was there to help her recover.

“If you ever get a [major] knee surgery, make sure u get a handsome doctor who will sleep with u that night!!! Luv u Dr @jdsaliman,” she wrote alongside a photo of him holding her leg as she rested on a couch.


Sofia’s husband Joe Manganiello, 47, filed for divorce in July 2023, with the couple stating, “We have made the difficult decision to divorce.

“As two people that love and care for one another very much, we politely ask for respect for our privacy at this time as we navigate this new phase of our lives.”

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Joe made his official divorce filing two days after the statement and after seven years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Sofia soon moved on with Justin that October, and has now proudly made her new relationship public.

“Sofia has moved on from Joe and would be happy to never see him again. Her relationship with Justin has made her never look back,” an insider told the Daily Mail.

Justin is a successful orthopedic surgeon practicing in Los Angeles, and has also veered into business with medical inventions.

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While Justin used his professional bedside manner with Sofia as she healed, her AGT co-star Howie Mandel, 68, showed his support in a different way.

On Instagram, Sofia was filmed by her son Manolo as she peeled the wrapping paper off of a present.

“This is my operation gift by Howie Mandel,” she explained to the camera.

Surprisingly, instead of more traditional post-operation gifts, Manolo unveiled a Flybar pogo stick, worth up to $300.00. 

Sofia couldn’t mask her shock, and dropped a string of curses as she ranted at Howie.

“Gracias Howie,” she captioned the video along with a laughing emoji, showing that she wasn’t truly offended by the prank.

Sofia revealed she was resting after a major procedure last month

Sofia revealed she was resting after a major procedure last monthCredit: Instagram/sofiavergara
She was helped by her new 'handsome doctor' boyfriend, Justin Saliman

She was helped by her new ‘handsome doctor’ boyfriend, Justin SalimanCredit: Instagram/Sofía Vergara
Sofia was first linked to Justin in October 2023, after her ex Joe Manganiello filed for divorce that July

Sofia was first linked to Justin in October 2023, after her ex Joe Manganiello filed for divorce that JulyCredit: Getty
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