Gloria Pritchett (née Delgado) is the feisty, fun-loving Colombian 'srapper' of Jay and the mother of Manny. She was born and raised in a small city, which also happens to be the nations murder capital. She is portrayed by Sofia Vergara.
She is much younger than Jay, which doesn't matter to her, being a loving wife and mother. She is also known to say whatever is on her mind, despite if it hurts another's feelings. One of her most distinctive traits is her very thick Colombian accent. She is well known for her many mispronunciations, and using phrases incorrectly. She often supports Manny when Jay tries to tell him to be less sensitive or hide his Colombian background. She is also considered attractive by almost everyone she talks to. In Baby on Board it was revealed she was in fact a total pregnant.
Relationship with ClaireEdit
Gloria has a strained relationship with Claire, first shown in episode five of the first season when Luke got into a fight with Manny. Claire and Gloria argued over which one of their children had started the fight, each blaming the others. Claire claimed that Gloria had the problem to the camera in her car, also making fun of her accent. Gloria confessed later that, from the beginning, she felt that she and Manny were not welcome in the family. Claire quickly denied it, though it was revealed by Luke that a year earlier Claire had called Gloria a "gold digger", which Luke misunderstood as "coal digger". Later Claire said in a confessional that she was simply stating what everyone else was thinking, and that it didn't make her a bad person. Claire went to apologize to Gloria, but Gloria told her that it would take more than a simple apology for her to forgive Claire. Claire jumped in the pool fully-clothed per Gloria's request, and Gloria quickly forgave her. Since this confrontation, the two have gone on to form a friendship, although Claire still occasionally feels competitive with Gloria. In episode 8 season 3 it is revealed that Claire and Mitchell still occasioanlly laugh behind Gloria's back at her mispronunciations, and Claire is annoyed when she finds out that Mitchell likes Gloria and have coffee with her.
Main Article: Gloria Pritchett/Quotes
*Manny you need to lose weight.
*Luke, Luke. (Pronounces it "look"). Luke: I am!
*Gloria: "TAXIIIII!!!!! You see they don't stop because I'm Latina!" Haley: "Or because that was just a yellow car..."