06/23/2015 02:38 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2015

Joe Manganiello Adorably Recites Part Of His Proposal To Sofia Vergara

When “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofia Vergara last December, he was nervous -- but it wasn’t because he thought the “Modern Family” leading lady would say no.

Instead, Manganiello, 38, was nervous about making a mistake reciting the Spanish proposal he'd been practicing for the occasion. Manganiello shared a part of the “big speech” during an appearance on "Live with Kelly and Michael" on Monday.

“I wasn’t nervous that she was going to say no, I felt pretty confident in that,” said Manganiello, who is currently promoting his new film “Magic Mike XXL." “But you only get one chance to do it, and if you’re going to do it, you gotta do it right. So there’s a lot of planning that goes in, and yeah, actually I proposed in Spanish.”

"So I had a big speech in Spanish, and that's what I was nervous about," the actor continued. "The last thing you want to do is, like, mess up the Spanish on the proposal to the Colombian woman."

After host Kelly Ripa asked him to recite a portion of the proposal, Manganiello said that he told Vergara “Eres mi todo,” or “You are my everything,” during the speech.

Manganiello proposed to Vergara, 42, during a Christmas family vacation to Hawaii. Since then the Colombian star has teased at a possible destination wedding and confirmed that a date has been set.

"Yeah, we have a date," Vergara told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show in May. "It was kind of difficult because we're both working, and you never know what's going to come in our work. But we had to stick to it because it was impossible to book a place with short notice."

Vergara has kept most of the wedding details under wraps, but generally speaking, she's been anything but quiet about her relationship with the “Magic Mike” actor. She even celebrated the couple’s first year together with a romantic Instagram post earlier this month.

Watch the interview with Joe Manganiello on "Live with Kelly and Michael" above.



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