Actor Joe Manganiello talked about his ancestors who survived the Genocide against  Armenians and his roots on the American TV channel KTLA 5 within the framework of the “Armenian History Month” project, emphasizing that he is Armenian on his mother’s side.

  • by Western Armenia, May 02, 2024 in Society
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"My mother is Armenian and she always prepared Armenian food, which I have eaten since I was a child and I still love it," said the actor.

According to Manganiello, he grew up and got  familiarized  with his roots and is very impressed with that heritage.

The actor's great-grandmother, Tavriz, was a victim of the Genocide against Armenians.

The actor's great-grandmother, Tavriz, was a victim of the Genocide against Armenians.

As a result, he revealed that in 1915, the turks killed the husband and seven children of his great-grandmother, Tavriz. And Tavriz in the camp, becomes pregnant by a German officer who collaborated with the turks.

Tavriz gives birth to a baby girl whom she names Sirarpi, who is Manganiello's grandmother.Eventually, Tavriz and Sirarpi end up in Massachusetts, USA.