The ‘Modern Family’ actor, who first introduced the couple and helped them connect following the Colombian beauty’s split from former fiancé Nick Loeb last year, hopes to be given full credit for their romance when they exchange vows in November.
Asked about setting them up, the 39-year-old star said: “I knew Joe through people and we had done benefits together, and I knew Sofia from working with her, and we were at a party together and I just introduced them. I said: ‘Have you ever met Sofia?’ and of course Joe was like, ‘Mmm!’
“And then when she broke up with her fiancé at the time, Joe – like immediately, the moment it was out in the world – called me and was like: ‘I need her number.’ And then I called Sofia and I was like: ‘Can I give Joe your number?’ And she was like, ‘Ay, no!’ – but like, wanting me to give the number – like, ‘Oh no, you go ahead, okay, okay,’ And so I did the number exchange and he took over from there! But yeah, so I’m hoping they thank me at the wedding!”
Jesse isn’t worried about what gift to buy his co-star, 43, or the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ actor, 38, for their nuptials as a result.
He jokingly told ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’: “I think I’ve gotten her enough, I got her her husband.”