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ABC's award-winning comedy series, Modern Family, has captured the hearts of millions all over the world during its 11-season run. The strong ensemble cast has presented some truly heartwarming and long-lasting love stories. And it turns out that the offscreen romances of the actors are no less swoon-worthy!
On the show, Jay Pritchett divorced with his first wife and remarried a younger Colombian beauty, while in real life, Ed O’Neill has a lot more staying power. He’s been happily married to actress Catherine Rusoff since 1986. That’s over 30 years! They met on the set of Fox’s hit sitcom Married…with Children and now share two daughters, Sophia, 21, and Claire, 24.
Gloria, the sexy, loud, and sweet second wife of Jay Pritchett, was played by Colombian actress Sofia Vergara. In November 2015, Vergara married True Blood star Joe Manganiello in Palm Beach, Florida. Kind of like her character on Modern Family, Vergara also has a son, Manolo, from her previous marriage.
As Claire’s loyal husband and the "cool dad" to their three children, Ty Burrell is undoubtedly a scene-stealer on Modern Family. Offscreen, he has been married to chef Holly since 2000. The couple met at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. and adopted two daughters, Greta and Frances, during their two-decade marriage. The whole family is now living happily in Los Angeles.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson played the adorable, slightly high-strung Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family. While Mitchell had undeniable chemistry with Cameron, Eric Stonestreet, the actor who portrayed Cameron, just wasn’t the right man for Jesse. Jesse tied the knot with his longtime boyfriend, Justin Mikita, a lawyer, in 2013. The beautiful couple runs a non-profit organization called Tie The Knot, which sells bow ties as a way of raising money to support same-sex marriage.
Eric Stonestreet played Cameron Tucker, the sensitive and outgoing husband to Mitchell. But, in real life, Stonestreet is not gay, and he describes himself as "openly straight." The 48-year-old is now dating Lindsay Schweitzer, a pediatric nurse, whom he met at a Big Slick charity event in Kansas City.
Julie Bowen has a wacky-but-loving relationship with her TV husband Phil throughout the whole series. However, her real-life marriage wasn’t quite as smooth. She married Scott Phillips, a real estate investor and software developer, in 2004, but sadly, the pair split in 2017 despite sharing three children together.
Sarah Hyland played Haley Dunphy, the narcissistic, beauty-obsessed oldest daughter who dealt with constant boyfriend issues. However, the real Hyland has only had eyes for one guy: Wells Adams. Adams rose to fame when he starred in dating shows, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.
Ariel Winter began her role as the brainiac Alex Dumphy on Modern Family when she was just 11 years old. Today, the actress has become a beautiful young woman! Following her breakup with boyfriend of 3 years, actor Levi Meaden, Ariel began dating Dumplin' star, Luke Benward.
The 21-year-old grew up right in front of our eyes! But contrary to his clueless role as Luke Dunphy, Nolan is quite smart in real life who has an IQ of 150 and managed to graduate from high school at the tender age of 13. What girl could capture the heart of such a genius? While he hasn’t made it official, the actor is rumored to be dating Australian fashion model Hannah Glasby after they were spotted holding hands and shopping together.
Comedy legend Fred Willard, who played Phil’s earnest father in the Modern Family series, married his wife Mary, a playwright, in 1968. The couple has a beloved daughter, Hope Willard. Sadly, Mary passed away in July 2018 aged 71.
Renowned Broadway and film star Nathan Lane played the recurring role of wedding planner Pepper Saltzman on Modern Family, though Pepper’s extravagant ideas usually went a little too far. When it came to his own wedding, Lane preferred a much simpler approach. In 2015, he married his boyfriend of 18 years, playwright Devlin Elliott, in a quiet ceremony at New York’s City Hall.
In the series, Andy Bailey had to break up with his sweetheart, Haley, while in real life, Adam DeVine has been in a happy, stable relationship with actress Chloe Bridges since 2015. In case you didn’t know, Cholesterols is known for her roles in Freddie, Camp Rock 2, and The Carrie Diaries.
On Modern Family, Benjamin Bratt portrayed the hunky, suave ex-husband of Gloria, who never offered any reliable support to their son, Manny. However, Bratt is nothing like his character in real life, as he has been married to actress Talisa Soto for 18 years, and he’s a devoted dad to their kids, Sophia and Mateo.
If you don’t remember Stephanie Beatriz as Gloria’s jealous sister, Sonia Ramirez, on the show, you may know her as Detective Rosa Diaz in NBC’s comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Beatriz, who came out as bisexual, married actor Brad Hoss in October 2018.
Sal, Cameron and Mitchell’s impulsive and vivacious friend played by Elizabeth Banks, could always bring fresh air into the show. Offscreen, Banks met her producer and sportswriter husband, Max Handelman, on her first day of college in 1992. The two hit it off right away and exchanged vows in 2003. Today, they are proud parents to two adorable sons, Felix, 9, and Magnus, 7.
The hilarious Kevin Hart appeared twice on Modern Family as Phil’s friend, Andre. When he’s not busy making audiences laugh in TV series, movies, and stand-up comedies, Hart spends time with his gorgeous wife, Eniko Parrish, and their 2-year-old son, Kenzo, along with his kids from a previous marriage, Heaven and Hendrix.
Chazz Palminteri had a recurring role on Modern Family as Shorty, one of Jay’s best friends. The seasoned actor has been married to his wife, actress Gianna Ranaudo, since 1992. The couple now live in Bedford, New York, together with their two children, Dante and Gabriella.
Jennifer Tilly only appeared in a few episodes of Modern Family as Shorty’s wife, Darlene, who later left Shorty for another man. In reality, Jennifer has been dating her longtime boyfriend, Phil Laak, since 2004. Both of them are world-famous professional poker players. Actually, the couple met at the World Poker Tour’s Celebrity Invitational Event.
On Modern Family, Matt Dillon took the role of Claire’s ex Robbie Sullivan who later kissed Claire’s mom. In real life, Dillon has had a number of high-profile romances with celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Heather Graham, and Brooke Shields, but he never made it down the aisle. His current girlfriend of 6 years, Italian actress Roberta Mastromichele, may have convinced him to take the plunge, as the beauty was recently seen wearing an engagement ring.
Matthew Broderick guest-starred on the show as Dave, who suffered a romantic frustration after he misinterpreted Phil’s generally affectionate nature for something else. Offscreen, Broderick has enjoyed a 23-year-long marriage with actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The couple shares a 17-year-old son, James, along with 10-year-old twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha.