"He was already married with a big wedding and I was already married with a big wedding, so we're going to do something but not right now," the
"When he proposed, it was my birthday, and I'd flown more than 100 family and friends to Mexico for six days of partying. It took me forever to arrange the logistics! If I had known I was going to get engaged, I don't do this stupid birthday," she added.
They were all ringing in her 40th birthday last summer and Loeb's surprise proposal had them inadvertently bypassing a checkpoint at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, which nearly got the actress and businessman arrested.
Vergara, 40, has risen to sex symbol status with her role as step-matriarch Gloria Delgado-Pritchett and the many, many deals she's cut since appearing on the
"No one can be a sex kitten every day, and anyone who tells you that is lying. But I do wear negligees and Japanese silk robes," she said. "For a long time, I lived alone with my son and only saw my boyfriends in a hotel. So at home, I slept in old T-shirts. I realized when I moved in with Nick that I couldn't do that. Now, I only keep nice pajamas around, because whatever is there, I'm going to wear."
The Colombian-born actress has also become a style icon because of the way she dresses her signature curvy figure.
"I have learned that not everything looks good on me because of my boobs," she added. "Magazines will say, 'She is wearing the same shape again.' I'm like, yes! So what? My boobs are real. They're a 32F. I can't wear something backless, because what holds them up?"
That could explain the launch of her shapewear line for
"Well, because I froze my eggs. I had to go to my doctor's office a hundred million times to do injections. The [rumor] probably came from that. My doctor had told me, 'We have a small window.' I said, 'That's so rude!' I already have a kid, so I never thought I would need to do that. But I will have to use a surrogate, because I had thyroid cancer and lots of radiation. I don't want to wait forever, but not yet, because I'm working like an animal."
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