Sofia Vergara, a former member of Modern Family who is currently spending her birthday in Italy, is an easygoing and gorgeous beauty who is forthright about becoming 51 and what it has involved.

In an Instagram photo, Sofia Vergara, who just celebrated her 51st birthday with her “best friends” while on a lavish Italian vacation, made fun of herself by posing on a patio with the water in the background.

The post’s caption, which the Colombian-American actress translated from Spanish, read, “Waking up here on my 51st birthday! Though my knees are already hurting, I’m still in good health and have enough of energy—and joy—to live! I appreciate all the messages.

The gorgeous actress, who appears impossibly youthful, made a light-hearted reference about her knees and what it’s like to get older!

Celebrity pals joined the conversation, wishing her a good day and leaving comments on her humorous post. I adore you, Sofia, writes model Heidi Klum. To have you in my life is such a blessing. Comedian Howie Mandel was forced to respond to the birthday greeting by saying, “Happy birthday. @heidiklum is so lucky to have you in her life.”

Meanwhile, Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland simply said, “HAAAAAAAA…”

Her son Manolo, who she has with her ex-husband Joe Gonzalez, was among those who sent wishes to the Hot Pursuit star on her special day. He writes, “Teo mucho quiero.” Manolo shared a cute video reel of pictures from her childhood last year, starting with one of her.

Happy forty-ten!!!!,” Manolo writes in English translation. I hope you get even better in the next 40 plus 10 years, Ma.

On the popular comedy series, Jeremy Maguire, who portrayed Joe Pritchett, the lovely son of Gloria Vergara, also wished his on-screen mother a happy birthday by posting a sweet photo of the two together with the remark, “Happy birthday, gorgeous.I will always love you.

On July 9, the America’s Got Talent panelist also celebrated the start of her Italian vacation by announcing that she reached 30 million followers on Instagram.

The post includes a stunning photo of her posing in a one-piece lime green bathing suit, with the blue sky and ocean as her backdrop.

She writes, “30,000,000 followers!! Thank u to u all! Thank u for always being there for me! Thank u for always supporting me in everything I do!! Besos from Italy!!”

Scores of fans praised her timeless beauty with comments like, “This woman is 25 years eternally??” and “Without a doubt, the most beautiful woman in the universe.”

The former CoverGirl model shared a few clips from her birthday celebrations in Italy on social media. She may be seen enjoying gelato while driving, brunching with friends, blowing out cake candles with firecrackers, and being serenaded at her birthday dinner in the numerous posts.

Joe Manganiello, her husband, was conspicuously missing from the festivities. Some followers were concerned about what their marriage would look like without him.

Vergara wasn’t, though, claiming the day as her own. Vergara used the occasion to express her affection and wish her blonde Chihuahua, Bubbles, a happy birthday amid the celebrations for her birthday.

“Feliz 10th cumpleaños my sweet, vicious Bubbles! No matter how many times u bite me I will always love u,” she writes in a July 9 post that shares the image of Bubbles, wearing a leopard dress, diving into a bright pink cake that’s topped with a pink flamingo.

Heidi Klum jumped in writing, “Happy Birthday Bubbles from auntie Heidi,” while a fan says, “She bites you because you’re sweet!!!”

Happy birthday to Sofia Vergara and thank you for making 51 look so good!

Her feisty Colombian persona significantly improved one of the best sitcoms of all time, Modern Family!Do you admire Vergara? What are your favorite films or TV programs starring her?