Joe Manganiello says he had a 'head start in pursuing his wife

Joe Manganiello spoke out about his relationship with Sofia Vergara, his now-wife.

The actor spoke with Julia Cunningham and host Cagle on SiriusXM's "The Jess Cagle show" about how he got Vergara, the star of "Modern Family", to fall in love with him.

It seems that being named People's Sexiest Man Alive 2014 definitely helped to lock things in.

Manganiello said he first saw Vergara at the MTV Music Awards in 2010.

However, it was only four years later that Vergara and Manganiello spoke for the first time at the White House Correspondents dinner.

Vergara was at that time engaged to Nick Loeb, but that didn’t stop Manganiello from introducing himself.

"Jesse Tyler Ferguson brought her to me and asked her to say hello to me. He remembered the exchange and I was like, "Hi, you know."

"I was like, "You know, how's that going?" "Like your fiances, what are they doing right now?"

Vergara and Loeb parted ways quickly... Much to Manganiello’s delight.