Sofia Vergara has been branded "a horror" by friends of her former fiance Nick Loeb, who claim she was rude and hated sharing the spotlight.
Vergara confirmed last month she and Nick Loeb had ended their two-year engagement, and friends of the businessman admit they are relieved the relationship is over.
One source said: "She's a horror."
Another added: " "I wouldn't say 'bitch' -- but . . . I'm happy to see her go. Good riddance."
The actress has been slammed for her "rude" behaviour during group dinners, ignoring conversation to check social media on her phone instead.
A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "She only joins the conversation if it's about her."
And during one explosive row in November 2011, on the way to a press conference where Nick announced he would not run for senate after being in a car accident, Sofia reportedly threw her then-partner's phone into the road.
The friend said: "I saw her throw his cell phone out a car window on the way to the hotel...
"She refused to stand in a [photo] with him for the cameras [at the press conference]. She could not stand sharing the limelight."
The insider also dismissed claims that Sofia - who has a 21-year-old son, Manolo, from her first marriage to Joe Gonzalez - ended the romance because she felt Nick was taking advantage of her fame and he was pushing her to promote his business endeavours, insisting she was never asked to invest in his companies.
The source added: "He paid for [their] New York and Los Angeles digs. He paid his own way to [her] awards ceremonies. He lived in a tuxedo."