August 5th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
It’s not uncommon in Hollywood for women to become mothers in their late 30s, 40s, or even 50s. But Sofia Vergara, 39, isn’t following the celebrity trend: she was a teen mom!
The “Modern Family” star was 19 when she had her son Manolo, and can’t imagine having children now. "I don't even want to think about it,” she tells the new issue of Redbook magazine.
The Colombian-born actress was married at 18, and gave birth the next year. "When I had Manolo, I was 19, and I had the energy for everything," she says of the benefits of having a baby young.
These days, Vergara and her son have a close relationship – they even posed together for the Got Milk? campaign last year. But Manolo isn’t above teasing his young mom.
"He humiliates me,” she laughs. “He doesn’t understand how my accent can get worse and worse. He says, 'It’s not normal. Nobody does that.' So when I got nominated for the Emmy [in 2010] I called him and said, 'Right in your face! Even with my accent!'"
But Vergara has been dealing with some familial drama as well - the actress' brother Julio Vergara was deported back to Colombia, CNN confirmed on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami told CNN that the organization “placed Mr. Vergara in removal proceedings on April 26, 2011. An immigration judge determined that he was no longer eligible to remain in the U.S. because his criminal convictions are considered felonies under U.S. immigration law and ordered him removed to his home country of Colombia."
The statement continued that "ICE carried out Mr. Vergara’s removal on May 9, 2011 as mandated by law. His removal is consistent with ICE’s enforcement priorities of identifying and removing those who have committed crimes in the United States.”
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