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Exclusive! Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez Had A Crush On His TV Mom, Sofia Vergara!

Tue, October 12, 2010 9:45am EDT by Add first Comment

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 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.'”

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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.

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