Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara in Spanish.

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara

The 'Magic Mike XXL' star asked for the 'Modern Family' beauty's hand in marriage in Hawaii last December and has revealed he went out of his comfort zone to make it extra special for his bride-to-be.

He said: "I had a huge speech. I had three years of Spanish in high school and I was really good, really fast. Then of course, twenty years go by, I forget it all now.

"I'm gonna marry a Latin woman, so I'm in a rush to get it all back, but I prepared this big speech that I gave to her on Christmas when I proposed."

The 38-year-old star is looking forward to the pair's upcoming nuptials and says the wedding will definitely be huge.

He shared: "She has about two hundred cousins, so I think keeping it small is impossible."

When quizzed about the location, he told Extra TV: "Richard Branson's been so kind as to lend us his space shuttle, so we're gonna do it up in the atmosphere."

And it looks like the pair won't have long to wait before they officially become Mr and Mrs Manganiello.

Sofia gushed recently: "It's going to happen soon. Very far away [in a] very secret place where nobody is going to find us."