The 12-year-old star of the hit sitcom tells HollyBaby that he couldn’t help but notice how good-looking his Colombian co-star is!
As Manny Delgado on the ABC hit sitcom Modern Family, Rico Rodriguez is the apple of his mother Gloria Delgado-Pritchett’s eye. Offscreen the 12-year-old found himself getting giddy around his sexy co-star Sofia Vergara. “At first I had a little mom crush on her,” Rico told HollyBaby.com exclusively at the GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills on October 8.
But it didn’t take long for the the pre-teen to come to his senses about the 38-year-old Colombian beauty who plays his overprotective mom on the show that’s now in its second season. “I thought that would be so weird because I work with her everyday and she’s like a real mom to me and it would be weird if I had a crush on my mom. So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna scratch that.’”
While he’s no longer in puppy love with Sofia, Rico does rave about her acting abilities. “As Gloria she plays it on cue but over-the-top,” he laughs. And he’s not the only guy who thinks Sophia is hot. “I typically get a lot of males that come up to me and say, ‘So you know your mom? I don’t know how to put it but, wow, your mom is really pretty’ and I say, ‘Yeah I know,’” he reveals.