Sofia Vergara calls Joe Manganiello her "Hindu monk".

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello

The 'Modern Family' actress has learned how to meditate from her 40-year-old husband and says having the hunky actor in her life has brought a "profound calm" to her as she is usually so demonstrative.

In an interview with HOLA! USA magazine, she said: "Joe is very spiritual and deals with everything very well. I call him my Hindu monk. I'm all, 'Aaaaaaaaahhhhh' and he's like ... nothing.

"One day he suddenly put his head in his hands and said, 'Oh my God'. I didn't see his face or his smile and said, 'Ayyy, what happened? Who died?' It was terrible. I had never seen him with his head in his hands like that.

"[He said] 'Nothing nothing. Sorry. It's just that I got this part in the movie.' He laughed and I was going crazy. It was his dream role.

"Thank goodness he showed me how to meditate ... Finding Joe has brought me a lot of peace. A very profound calm."

The 44-year-old actress - who has 25-year-old son Manolo from a previous relationship - admits one of the essential parts of their relationship is that they like to laugh and they're both positive people.

She said: "He is so funny and ever since we met that has been really important.

"We even talk to each other all the time in this little voice that we made up, like a couple of dorks.

"Whoever heard us would say, 'What is their problem?' Joe is very light-hearted. He is never in a bad mood - never. And we get along really well.

"I think I'm also like that. I try to stay calm throughout the day and not worry about the things I can't change."