Sofia Vergara's family approve of Joe Manganiello.

The 'Modern Family' star's son Manolo, 22, and niece Claudia are huge fans of the 'Magic Mike' actor, who she has been dating for six months.

A source told US OK! Magazine: ''Her son is her biggest priority - and harshest relationship critic. But he approves of Joe.''

The 42-year-old actress started dating the former 'True Blood' hunk, 37, shortly after ending her engagement to businessman Nick Loeb in June, who failed to form a close bond with her family.

The insider said: ''It was no secret that Sofia's family disliked him. But they've really embraced Joe. He makes Sofia happy.''

The brunette beauty recently admitted she initially thought Joe was ''too handsome'' for her in the past.

She said: ''I had just seen him very far away at events. I thought he was very handsome, but I wasn't interested. Too handsome.''

While the actress wasn't instantly smitten with him, Joe previously admitted he always had a huge crush on her.

Speaking about his ideal woman earlier this year, he said: ''Sofia Vergara, that's it. She's got that Latin thing going. She's got the butt, she's got curves, she's got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous and she's feisty.''