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.

Rob Riggle and Tiffany Riggle – married

Phil’s real estate rival Gil Thorpe is played by the hilarious Rob Riggle (from The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Hangover). Since 2000, the comedic actor has been married to his wife Tiffany Riggle. Although not much is known about the pair, as they do prefer to keep their relationship away from the limelight, they do frequently step out on the red carpet together for movie premieres and award shows. The duo of 18 years has two children.

Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto – married

Benjamin Bratt portrays the role of Gloria’s charismatic ex-husband and Manny’s biological father – Javier Delgado. In real life, Benjamin has been married to model and actress Talisa Soto since 2002. The gorgeous movie star is probably most well-known for portraying Princess Kitana in the Mortal Kombat movies of the ’90s, and bond girl Lupe Lamora in 1989’s Licence to Kill. The good-looking pair now has two children, a 15-year-old daughter named Sophia and a 13-year-old son named Mateo.


David Cross and Amber Tamblyn – married

Star of the hit comedy series Arrested Development, David Cross, appeared in a few episodes during Modern Family’s third season, as the town councilman Duane Bailey who runs against Claire’s bid. David has been married to his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn (from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) since 2012. Despite the 20-year age difference between them, the couple claims they are happier than ever. In March 2017, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Marlow, into the world.


Andrea Anders and Matt LeBlanc – dated

Andrea Anders had a recurring role during season six as Amber, Phil and Claire’s loud and obnoxious new neighbor who moves in next door with her husband and two kids. Andrea famously dated Friends star Matt LeBlanc for eight years until calling it quits in January 2015. Andrea and Matt met while on the set of the actor’s Friends spin-off series Joey, and went public with their relationship in 2006, shortly after Matt separated from his wife of three years, Melissa McKnight.

Sarah Hyland and Dominic Sherwood – dated

Before Sarah was head over heels for her current boyfriend Wells Adams, she had a pretty serious relationship with Vampire Academy and Shadowhunters actor Dominic Sherwood. The beautiful duo surprised their fans in August 2017, after announcing that they had mutually decided to split up after a pretty hot and heavy two-year relationship filled with plenty of PDA. Sarah is not the only one who has since moved on, as Dominic is now dating British-South African supermodel Niamh Adkins.

Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden – dating

Ariel Winter grew up on the show as the intelligent, clever middle child Alex of the Dunphy family. Although when she began the series, she was just an adorable 11-year-old girl, she is now a young adult and has a love life of her own. She has been with her boyfriend Levi Meaden since November 2016. Levi, who is ten years Ariel’s senior, is also an actor and is known for his role in the Syfy series Aftermath.

Eric Stonestreet and Lindsay Schweitzer – dating

Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker, has easily become one of the sitcom’s most lovable characters with his bubbly personality and overly theatrical nature. Although we have grown to adore his and Mitchell’s relationship and family, Eric, like his co-star, has a real-life partner of his own. Since the summer of 2017, Eric has been dating a pediatric nurse named Lindsay Schweitzer, who he met during a Big Slick charity event in Kansas City.

Chris Geere and Jennifer Sawdon – married

Chris joined the cast of Modern Family this season as Alex’s adorable Professor Arvin Fennerman. On screen he might be dating Sarah Hyland (Haley), but in real life the You’re the Worst star is married to singer-songwriter Jennifer Sawdon. The cute couple married in 2010, and two years later welcomed their first son together, who they named Freddie. Chris is a welcomed addition to the show – although we do wish the quirky professor was dating Alex instead!

Philip Baker Hall and Holly Wolfle – dating

Philip Baker Hall has been acting for over 50 years now, and his career is still going strong at the age of 86. Hall appeared on a few episodes of the show, playing the role of Walt, the incredibly grumpy neighbor who lives next to the Dunphys, who befriended young Luke before passing away. The actor is dating Holly Wolfle today, and the two share two daughters together by the names of Anna and Adella.

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish – married

The hilarious Kevin Hart appeared on Modern Family in the role of Andre, Phil’s friend, who seems to be terrified of his wife. In real life, Kevin has been married to Eniko Parrish since 2016. After being extorted by a woman who threatened to release an intimate video of him, Kevin admitted publicly to have been unfaithful to his wife, saying he deeply regretted it. Kevin’s wife recently gave birth to their first child together, Kenzo Kash, and we’re hoping they manage to move on from their marital problems.

Chazz Palminteri and Gianna Ranaudo – married

You may remember Chazz Palminteri as Jay’s friend, Shorty. The two love giving each other a hard time, and are similarly married to wives younger than they are. Chazz has been married to actress Gianna Palminteri (formerly Ranaudo) since 1992. The couple lives in Bedford, New York, and have two children together, Dante Lorenzo and Gabriella Rose. The actor is a devout Catholic, and actually met his future wife during mass that was held in his church.


Andrew Daly and Carri Levinson – married

Andrew Daly played the role of Principal Brown, who called Claire in after Haley and Alex got in trouble, when Alex helped her sister cheat in their joined math class, instead of forming a “Super Dunphy” as their mother suggested. The 47-year-old actor and comedian is married to actress Carri Levinson. The lovely couple tied the knot back in 2004, and is currently residing in Los Angeles. Andrew and Carri also have two daughters together.

Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak – dating

Jennifer Tilly plays Darlene, Shorty’s wife, on Modern Family. Like many roles Jennifer Tilly previously played, Darlene is outspoken and wonderfully colorful. In reality, Jennifer has been dating her long time boyfriend Phil Laak since 2004. Phil is a professional Irish poker player, and Jennifer is no stranger to the field either, with earnings of almost a million dollars in poker tournaments. The cute couple met at the World Poker Tour’s Celebrity Invitational Event, when Laak gave Tilly his number.

Stephanie Beatriz and Brad Hoss – engaged

The lovely Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, Stephanie Beatriz, appeared in three episodes of the show. She played Sonia, Gloria’s less fortunate and incredibly jealous sister, who had to stay in Colombia with their mother after Gloria moved to America. Stephanie’s boyfriend, actor Brad Hoss, proposed to her last October, in the middle of the first party they’ve hosted together for their friends and families. Brad thought they made a great team, Stephanie agreed, and the rest is history.

James Marsden and Edei – dating

The talented Westworld dreamboat James Marsden played Barry on Modern Family – a homeless Reiki expert who showed up in Mitch and Cam’s hot-tub, letting them believe he was renting the upstairs apartment, when he was really living in Lily’s princess castle. James has been dating the British singer-songwriter Edei for over two years now, but the lovely couple is set on keeping their relationship as low key as possible, and rarely appear together in public.

Greg Kinnear and Helen Labdon – married

Greg appeared in an episode of the show as Tad, Phil’s potential new client. Claire thinks Tad is a tad too friendly to her, but Phil thinks it’s all in her head, until Claire laughs at Tad’s joke, making Phil jealous. Greg married British model Helen Labdon back in 1999, and they have three daughters together. The two met five years beforehand on the set of a movie, where Helen was working as executive assistant – and apparently it was love at first sight.