TV News

Sofia Vergara's Modern Family Costar Had a Crush on the Actress

10/25/2010 at 12:20 PM EDT

Sofia Vergara's Modern Family Costar Had a Crush on the Actress
Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez on the set of Modern Family
Mitch Haddad/ABC
It's usually not good to mix business and pleasure. And Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez, 12, learned quickly before letting his crush on TV mom Sofia Vergara, 38, come in the way of work.

"At first, I had a little mom crush on her," Rodriguez told PEOPLE at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Halloween Carnival at the Universal Studios Back Lot in Los Angeles. "But then I was like, 'No,' because she plays my mom every day. So I said, 'I'll scrap that idea.' "

On the other hand, Rodriquez has some buddies who are still interested in his costar. "My older friends – like the 15-year-olds – they go, 'Yeah, your mom is – you know. I think you know what I mean,' " the actor said. "I said, 'No, I don't know what you mean.' "

Rodriguez, who hasn't invited his interested friends on set to meet the Columbian actress, believes his friends would put on a good show for Vergara.

"I know they know how to act," he said. "But behind their breath, they'll go, 'Whoa. Whoa.' "

See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Adam Levine's Wedding Details!
  • James Garner: 1928-2014

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

What to Watch Today

From Our Partners