- Actress, 51, enjoyed a night out with surgeon Justin Saliman on Wednesday
- Onlookers say the pair ‘weren’t hiding their attraction for each other’ during date
- Comes three months she announced split from estranged husband Manganiello
Sofia Vergara is wasting no time in moving on from her estranged husband Joe Manganiello – with the actress enjoying a very frisky display with her new man, who insiders insist is ‘more than a rebound’.
The 51-year-old Modern Family star struggled to keep her hands off of orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman as the pair engaged in some heavy petting during a dinner date at celeb hotpot Delilah in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
The intimate outing with her rumored boyfriend comes just three months after Sofia and Joe, 46, announced they are getting a divorce after seven years of marriage.
America’s Got Talent judge Sofia is reportedly ‘moving fast’ and ‘falling in love’ with Justin, according to a source who exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Sofia has moved on from Joe and would be happy to never see him again. Her relationship with Justin has made her never look back.
‘Justin is absolutely charming, and handsome, and has an incredible job. He isn’t an actor and is very confident and she is eating it all up.’
The insider continued: ‘She is very attracted to him, and things are moving fast. This is way more than a rebound. They have bonded on love lost and are just having a complete blast with each other.’
Indeed, the pair’s attraction was clear to see during their romantic evening together this week – with the duo said to have been acting like ‘two teenagers in the back of a car’.
One diner revealed: ‘During their dinner, they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other. They were making out and kissing constantly.
‘It was like they were two teenagers in the back of a car, all over each other. They appeared very much in love.’
They continued: ‘There was an electricity between the two that was impossible to not be caught up in. If this was a glimpse of the bedroom, then ‘Oh My!'”
‘Her hands were all over him, especially underneath the table. The place is very dark, so you can get away with a lot more, but they weren’t hiding their attraction for each other.’
Referencing Justin’s job, they quipped: ‘Good thing he is an orthopedic surgeon because she was pulling at his “hamstring” all night.’
Insiders explained that Sofia feels like the handsome surgeon, who was previously married to actress Bree Turner, has ‘rescued her heart’ following her split from True Blood star Joe.
The former couple tied the knot in 2015 and never had children together. After seven years of marriage, they announced their divorce in a joint statement shared with Page Six. Sofia has son Mario, 32, with her ex-husband Joe Gonzalez.
Speaking about her new connection with Justin, the source claimed: ‘Sofia loves that Justin has kids, she has her son who is all grown up, and she doesn’t want any more kids. That was one major stumbling block in her relationship with Joe, Joe wanted kids, but Sofia didn’t.
‘Now she doesn’t have to deal with that hurdle and while Sofia was just trying to have fun, she is now falling in love, he has rescued her heart.’
The pair were also out on Thursday night, attending the Frequency exhibition hosted by Salma Hayek ‘s brother Sami.
Sofia was pictured laughing and grinning ear to ear at something the chiseled specialist said as he drove them to their event.
The actress was first seen out on the town with Justin in October, when they had a night out in Beverly Hills, marking her first date since splitting from Joe.
At the time of the split, a source close to Sofia claimed to Page Six that the union didn’t work out because of Joe’s jealousy over his wife’s relative success compared to his.
‘Sofia was always there to take care of Joe, while his career was never what it was when they met. I think he’s been threatened by her success and joie de vivre,’ they said.
A source previously told DailyMail.com that Sofia had ‘graciously ‘agreed to hand over their 10-year-old Chihuahua, Bubbles, to True Blood actor Joe.
The dog had originally been for her, but it turned out to have a much stronger connection to the Magic Mike star, who was often seen carrying it in public in cute photos.
‘Not in a million years would Joe part ways with his dog Bubbles and Sofia is well aware of this. Joe said Sofia was gracious about him keeping Bubbles after their break-up,’ said a source close to Joe.
Since their split, Sofía has been living her best life, while Joe has largely kept out of the spotlight.
Her America’s Got Talent costar Howie Mandel has previously vocalized his desire for Sofia to find a new man.
‘She deserves to be with somebody ASAP,’ the 67-year-old comedian told People last month. ‘I think she’s great for everyone.’
Howie added: ‘I scream it from the rooftops. Sometimes people think that’s inappropriate, other people, not Sofía. She doesn’t get mad at me.’