The Cast Of Modern Family And Their Real Life Partners

The ABC sitcom Modern Family became a worldwide comedic sensation since it first aired in 2009. Nine seasons later, Modern Family continues to make us laugh out loud. We know that it is hard to imagine Phil without Claire, Cam without Mitch, or Jay without Gloria – the actors and actresses have interesting love lives off screen as well as on.

Ed O’Neill and Catherine Rusoff – married

We cannot get enough of The Pritchett family, but in real life, Ed O’Neill has had a different love that has been going strong for over 30 years! The actor and his wife Catherine Rusoff wed 1986. Catherine dabbled in acting in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and she actually featured in a couple of episodes with her then newlywed husband in Married with Children. However she hasn’t been in much since. The couple has two daughters, Sophia, 19, and Claire, 22. Sophia is also an actress, she featured in a 2017 thriller called An American Funeral.

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello – married

Sofia Vergara, plays the fun-loving wife Gloria, who everybody loves. She married fellow actor and former True Blood star Joe Manganiello in 2015. The gorgeous pair got hitched in a lavish Palm Beach wedding after getting engaged on Christmas day in 2014. At the time they had only known each other 6 months, but when you know you know. Her Modern Family co-stars came to help celebrate her big day. The two are now considered one of Hollywood’s top couples.

Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips – separated

Claire Dunphy, has some hysterical on-screen chemistry with her TV husband Phil (Ty Burrell). Yet, off-screen, her other half is real estate investor and software developer Scott Phillips. The couple have been married since 2004 and have three sons, Oliver, 11, and eight-year-old twin boys John and Gustav. sadly, after 13 years of marriage, they separated in February 2017.

Ty Burrell and Holly Burrell – married

In real life, Ty Burrell is happily married to his wife Holly, a professional chef. Although, before her career in food took off, she was an aspiring actress, and met the future Modern Family star at a Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. when they were both first just starting out their acting careers. What a love story.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita – married

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is the loveable Mitchell Pritchett in the show. On-screen, his loving husband is Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), but off-screen he has a different man in his life. In 2013, Jesse got married to his longtime boyfriend Justin Mikita, a lawyer, in New York. The cute couple are now talking about parenthood and being fathers.

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams – dating

Sarah Hyland plays the character of Claire and Phil’s oldest child, Haley. In real-life, the actress is luckier in love, and is currently very loved up with radio DJ and former The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise contestant Wells Adams.

Joe Mande and Kylie Augustine – married

Ben, Claire’s awkward assistant and Alex’s former boyfriend, is played by Joe Mande. Joe, is also a writer and comedian and has worked on shows such as Parks and Recreation and The Good Place. He got married to his longtime girlfriend Kylie Augustine in 2015. The pair had an intimate wedding with just close friends and family. Since then, they have kept their relationship out of the spotlight.

Fred Willard and Mary Willard – married

Phil Dunphy’s father, Frank Dunphy is played by the one and only Fred Willard. In real life, the comedic actor, known for his roles in films such as Anchorman and Best in Show, has been happily married to his wife of 50 years, Mary Willard. The two young sweethearts got married back in 1968, and have gone from strength to strength since. Together, they have a daughter called Hope, and a grandson named Freddie.

Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott – married

The renowned Broadway and film star Nathan Lane plays the recurring role of Sherman “Pepper” Saltzman, the often times snobby and judgmental friend of Mitch and Cam’s. In 2015, Nathan tied the knot with his boyfriend of 18 years, theatre producer Devlin Elliott, in New York City’s City Hall. Together, the power couple has teamed up to write two children’s books about a French bulldog named Mabel titled Naughty Mabel and Naughty Mabel Sees It All.

Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman – married

The charming and talented Elizabeth Banks plays Sal, the wild and sometimes bigoted close friend of Mitch and Cam. The Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect star has been married to her sportswriter, film producer, and blogger husband Max Handelman since 2003. He is known for writing the book Why Fantasy Football Matters: (And Our Lives Do Not). The couple are proud parents to two adorable sons, a seven-year-old named Felix and a five-year-old named Magnus.


Nathan Fillion and Krista Allen – rumored

Rainer Shine, the older weatherman that Haley meets and starts dating much to Phil’s displeasure, is played by Nathan Fillion. Nathan, who is known best for his longtime starring role as Richard Castle in the ABC crime-comedy drama Castle, was rumored to be dating former star of Baywatch and Days of Our Lives – not to mention George Clooney’s ex – Krista Allen. Although the two never officially confirmed their relationship status, many sources reported that the two were getting pretty serious.