Joe Manganiello is a changed man!
Though he's spoken out about his sobriety in the past, the 'Magic Mike' actor is again opening up about giving up alcohol for good more than 12 years ago — and revealed getting sober is one of the best decisions he's ever made.
“Of course sobriety is something near and dear to me,” Joe, 38, said at a screening for 'The Resurrection of Jake the Snake,' a new documentary chronicling professional wrestler Jake Roberts' struggle with alcoholism. “Twelve-and-a-half years sober. So obviously this [film] is something very close to my heart.”
Joe moderating a Q&A session at 'The Resurrection of Jake the Snake' screening on March 8, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“There was a period of four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career]. It was one of those obstacles that I had to get over... I had to clean up my act and figure that whole situation out," the star said in a 2013 interview.
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"My life was ruined," he said of his past alcohol problem. "I was homeless, careless and broke with no career, so yes, it was worth it [to get sober]," he told 'HuffPost Live.'
Sofia and Joe on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Though Joe didn't shed any light on how his fiancée, Sofia Vergara, 42, supports his sobriety, the actor did reveal he and the 'Modern Family' star have officially chosen a wedding date!
The couple — who got engaged in December 2014 after dating for six months — will tie the knot in the fall, he confirmed to 'Us Weekly' at the screening on Sunday, March 8.
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