updated 07/07/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/07/2014 AT 6:30 PM ET
“They just started to hang out,” the source says. Reps for both actors had no comment.
The news comes just after Manganiello, 37, raved about the Colombian bombshell in an interview with PEOPLE for the Hottest Bachelors issue.
“You’re gonna get me in trouble. I don’t want to be like a home-wrecker. This person is engaged,” he said of Vergara, who split from fiancé Nick Loeb in May. “She’s got the curves, she’s got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous. Naturally beautiful. She’s feisty!”
For Manganiello, dating his celebrity crush is a dream come true.
“There was a picture someone snapped at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner where they caught me looking at Sofia Vergara’s butt,” he told PEOPLE during the Hottest Bachelor interview. “When you talk about being manipulated, that’s what I’m talking about. It’s like a moment of zen. There is nothing in my brain. If only I could meditate that well. I don’t go after other people’s women. She’s got a guy. If she was single, I would be like, poof!”
Looks like he went “poof,” all right!
Reporting by JULIE JORDAN and MICHELLE TAUBER