Sofía Vergara appears to be over Howie Mandel making jokes about her single status on America's Got Talent, and reportedly left the stage when he tried it *again* during last night's show. According to Entertainment Tonight, Sofía was taking a lie detector test in a throne made of *checks notes* tater tots, and Howie felt the need to ask if there was anyone in the audience she was "interested in." Sofía then replied "that's it!" before taking her lie detector cuff off and heading back to the judges’ table.
Sofía seemed to take the joke in strike, but it comes just weeks after another joke Howie made about her being single—when he told a contestant, "If you're looking for eligible bachelors, you should've talked to Sofía because she's in the market right now."
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Howie defended himself against the backlash, telling Extra, "People were online saying, ‘Too soon.’ I think as soon as you’re available, it’s never too soon. She’s fresh, people. People thought that was mean and insensitive. If you watched Sofía, she screamed after she came over to me and thought it was funny. She said, ‘Yes,’ so she’s got a great sense of humor and I wouldn’t do anything to hurt a fellow—a friend first, and a fellow co-worker."
He added, "I think everybody watching who is available believes they’re the perfect match for Sofía. I don’t think, Sofía, to be honest…she doesn’t need my help. She really doesn't. I believe that she'll be fending them off. I mean, she is a great friend, a brilliant person, businessperson, a powerhouse, an amazing sense of humor. She checks every box, so whoever ends up with Sofía is going to be really, really lucky."
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