Joe MAnganiello proud of sobriety

Joe Manganiello is proud to have been sober for over 12 years and says it is "near and dear" to him.

Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello is proud to have been sober for 12 years.

The 'Magic Mike XXL' star - who is engaged to 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara - has experienced problems with alcohol in the past and says staying away from drinking is still "near and dear" to him.

Speaking at a screening of 'The Resurrection of Jake the Snake', a documentary about wrestler Jake 'The Snake' Roberts and his struggles with sobriety, Joe told Us Weekly: "Sobriety is something near and dear to me... [I am] 12-and-a-half years sober. So obviously this is something very close to my heart."

The 38-year-old actor has previously admitted he made the decision to get sober because his alcohol dependency was ruining his life and career.

He said in 2013: "There was a period of about four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career]. My life was ruined. I was homeless, careless and broke with no career... it was worth it [to get sober].

"It was one of those obstacles I needed to get over. Once again, I needed to clear the road in order for these things to happen."

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