Yahoo reports that Loeb, who works in business and mulled attempting to run for the state Senate in Florida in 2011, proposed to Vergara while the two were with a group of friends at Chichen Itza, the ruins of a Mayan city in Mexico. Vergara’s “Family” co-stars Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were part of the group.
The trip to Mexico was to celebrate Vergara’s 40th birthday. Vergara and Loeb first met at a party after the Golden Globes in 2010.
Vergara's representative won't confirm the story.
The actress became known to American audiences through her role as Gloria Pritchett, one half of the May-December romance between Gloria and Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), on "Modern Family." Vergara was born in Colombia and came to America to pursue acting and modeling opportunities as well as to leave the dangerous living situation in the country, bringing her mother, sister and son with her to the US.
Early in her career, she appeared in the films "The 24th Day," "Soul Plane" and "Four Brothers" as well as the Tyler Perry films "Meet the Browns" and "Madea Goes to Jail." After her breakout role in "Modern Family," Vergara has performed in the recent films "The Three Stooges" and "New Year's Eve" and has designed a line of women's clothing for Kmart.