‘True Blood’s’ Joe Manganiello Dishes On His Wedding Plans
First Published: January 23, 2011 6:53 PM EST Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Awwww… this super-stacked werewolf has heart!
“True Blood’s” resident werewolf hunk Joe Manganiello is opening up about planning his wedding to fiancee Audra Marie – and the star is ready to mix business with pleasure on the big day.
“The [‘True Blood’] cast will be invited to the wedding,” Joe told People at the Producer’s Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. “I love them. They’re like my family.
“We’re close to settling on a date and a location,” he continued. “Once we get that locked in, the rest will kind of snowball.”
Joe, who was recently made a series regular on the hit HBO show, credits the vampire series with making his romantic dreams a reality.
“The first thing I did with my first check as a season regular is get together with my friend who is a jewelry designer and we co-designed an engagement ring,” he told the mag. “And then my now-fiancée and I went on our trip to Italy and got engaged.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the 6’5” actor was added to the People’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive club in November and was thrilled to share the news with the two leading ladies in his life.
“I told Audra and the first thing she said was, ‘Don’t forget, I wash your underwear,’” Joe laughed while recounting to AccessHollywood.com how he broke the news to his lady love in November. “Then she gave me a big hug and told me how proud of me she was.”
Also pleased with the honor? Joe’s mother!
“I said, ‘Go get People magazine this week.’” Joe said of how he broke the news to Mama Manganiello, back in his hometown of Pittsburgh. “She said ‘What for?’ And I said, ‘Well, you know, it’s the Sexiest Man Alive issue.’ And she screamed ‘Oh my God! You’re the Sexiest Man Alive?!’ And I went ‘No, no… I’m one of the guys.’”
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