Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb are likely to wed soon.

The 'Modern Family' star and her businessman fiancé are set to walk down the aisle in the near future, according to Nick's father, John Loeb Jr., who believes their union will be ''wonderful'' because they have such a solid relationship.

He told the New York Daily News' Confidenti@l section: ''They've been together for three years. He met her when she was a model. I think it would be a wonderful marriage.''

John, a former United States Ambassador to Denmark, is hopeful Nick and Sofia will decide to have a baby together wants to become a grandfather again.

He said: ''I already have two grandchildren, but I'd love to have more.''

The philanthropist's comments are a departure from previous reports, since Sofia - who has a son Manolo, 22, from a previous relationship - has so far remained coy about her plans to marry entrepreneur Nick and hinted the pair could have a long engagement.

She previously said: ''I was thinking the other day that Americans take engagements like, 'OK, we're engaged. It means let's plan weddings.'

''But for a couple of Latin Americans, you get engaged, but it's like another stage in your love life. It doesn't mean, 'OK, let's immediately call the flower place.' It's like another period.''