10 July 2020

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson welcomes first child with husband Justin Mikita

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has welcomed his first child with husband Justin Mikita.

A representative for the actor confirmed the news as they told People magazine: "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three."

The news that they were expecting was made public seven months ago by Tyler Ferguson on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

"This is something I haven't even mentioned to anyone, if we can keep it between the three of us and you all," he said.

"But I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband! But shhh, don't tell anyone. Let's just keep it between us.

"I'm very excited, but it feels like I'm 44 now. I'm like, let's get this show going! I mean, it's already tick tock."

The couple, who have been married for seven years, enjoyed a baby shower back in February and some of the actor’s Modern Family co-stars made an appearance. 

Sarah Hyland, who played Hayley Dunphy, and Sophia Vergara, who starred as Gloria Pritchett, were among the guests.

Tyler Ferguson captioned an Instagram post about the event: "Justin and I did NOT want a baby shower but we are so glad we gave in! Thank you to all of our friends who showed up to celebrate our growing family.

"In lieu of gifts we asked our guests to make donations to @nokidhungry. They do amazing work getting meals to hungry children. If you feel inclined, check out their page to learn more about them! Can't wait to go on this adventure with you @justinmikita!"

Modern Family recently ended after 12 seasons.

Tyler Ferguson played Mitchell Pritchett throughout the series.

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