Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara has got the approval of her future mother-in-law.

The 'Modern Family' star - who is set to marry Joe Manganiello, after he proposed to her in December last year - was described as "one of the nicest people I've ever met" by Joe's mother, Susan.

She added to CBS Pittsburgh: "She has no affectations whatsoever. She's just very nice to everybody."

Meanwhile, sources reveal that the news of the pair's engagement didn't come as a surprise to their friends.

A source said previously: "From the start, they seemed to be totally in sync. They have incredible chemistry and a lot of fun together. They'll have a very happy marriage."

Joe, 38, started dating the actress and model, 42, in July last year with the 'True Blood' star spending ages thinking of the best way to propose to Sofia in Hawaii over the festive period.

The source said: "This wasn't spontaneous. Joe definitely planned ahead and contacted the hotel weeks in advance to discuss certain things he wanted to do.

"He didn't want to propose in a public setting, even though there are so many beautiful spots on the hotel grounds that have spectacular views and are well-known as places where people pop the question.

"But Joe said he didn't want to risk anyone walking by and witnessing it, and he didn't want to tip off Sofia by having security there shooing people away."