The real life partners of the cast of Modern Family

Over the years, we’ve been able to lift our spirits with too many sitcoms to count. We’ve been able to have coffee with Ross and Rachel in Central Perk, see inside the chaos of the Dunder-Mifflin office in The Office, and we’ve even been able to reassure ourselves that we’ll never be as annoying as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. Thankfully, there is one sitcom that has also been able to reassure us that our family isn’t as dysfunctional as we thought it was. Yes, Modern Family is the epitome of function and dysfunction and has been a huge part of our lives since 2009. After all, if we can’t watch every single episode of this epic sitcom sixty times then what else are we supposed to do with our lives? Modern Family follows the lives of the Dunphy family, the Pritchett family, the Tucker family – and all of their children.


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While Joe Pritchett has won us over with his adorable voice, Lily has impressed us all with her sass, Manny has updated us on the goings-on in the world of musicals, and the Pritchett kids have all brought their own unique and individual ways to the screen, it’s fair to say that the adults are the main event. In fact, Phil won it for himself when he decided to buy his wife an alpaca! While we know all about our favorite Modern Family characters on the screen, we know very little about their families outside of the show. Are they just as weird and wonderful? Well, see for yourself as you check out the real-life partners of the cast of Modern Family…

Ed O’Neill & Catherine Rusoff (Married)

Modern Family would not be Modern Family without Jay Pritchett. It’s basically the law. As a father, step-father, grandfather, and husband, Jay takes on every single role possible on the show – much to his dismay! While he may have a soft spot for younger Colombian women on the show, it seems there is only one woman for Ed O’Neill in real life. O’Neil tied the knot to his childhood sweetheart in 1986, and the pair has been together ever since. Ed and Catherine met during their early acting days, but Catherine Rusoff has since retired from the world of show business to focus her attention on their two daughters.

Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello (Married)

Sofia Vergara (or Gloria) is the very loud but very sweet wife of Jay Pritchett, and it’s fair to say that their marriage has raised a few eyebrows on the show – especially as her real-life marriage seems so perfect! Sofia is currently married to Joe Manganiello, who is most famous for his role on the vampire drama show, True Blood. The pair got engaged just six months into their relationship and tied the knot during a beautiful beach ceremony in 2015, and they have since become one of the most famous couples in the world of Hollywood. Just look at them! Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?

Julie Bowen & Scott Phillips (Separated)

Julie Bowen takes on the role of Claire Dunphy in Modern Family – and we kinda love her. Her marriage to Phil has allowed us an endless amount of laughs, but it seems as though her real life isn’t as plain sailing as her on-screen life. In 2003, Julie married the wealthy software developer and real estate investor, Scott Phillips, and the couple even went on to have three wonderful children. Sadly, the pair ended things in 2017 and are now officially separated, waiting for their divorce to come through.

Ty Burrell & Holly Burrell (Married)

Phil Dunphy is the kind of dad we all want. He’s cool, he’s hilarious, and there’s no telling whether he’ll bring home an alpaca or a rabbit in a hat! When he’s not playing husband-and-wife with Julie Bowen on the set of Modern Family, Ty Burrell is playing the role perfectly with his real-life wife, Holly Burrell. Although Holly does not work in show business, she is a chef to the stars and often dreamed of being an actress herself. In fact, the happy couple first met in a theater!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita (Married)

Jesse Tyler is one of our favorite cast members in Modern Family, and his role as Mitchell Pritchett has allowed us a sneak peek into his on-screen relationship with Cameron Tucker. However, it seems as though Eric Stonestreet just isn’t the man for Jesse, as he is currently married to Justin Mikita. Jesse had been dating the lawyer for many years before they tied the knot, and they are now winning us all over with their adorable life, which they showcase on their Instagram pages. They’re even besties with John Legend and Christine Teigen!

Sarah Hyland & Wells Adams (Dating)

As the eldest of the Dunphy clan, Haley Dunphy is the kind of girl that gets into all kinds of trouble. She has little academic talent, a lack of motivation and a love for partying, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love her! Although she is known for making undesirable dating choices on Modern Family, we can safely say that Sarah Hyland doesn’t have that problem in real life. She is currently dating Wells Adams, who rose to fame when he appeared on the dating shows, The Bachelorette and The Bachelor in Paradise.

Joe Mande & Kylie Augustine (Married)

Over the years, Alex Dunphy has had her fair share of weird and wonderful boyfriends – and Joe Mande was one of them. Although he only takes on a minor role on the show, Mande has built up a hugely successful career for himself as a screenwriter, actor, and stand-up comic. It’s no surprise that Kylie Augustine couldn’t keep away, and the adorable couple tied the knot in 2015. Unlike many celebrities, these two have decided to keep their relationship as private as possible, away from the public spotlight. Good idea!

Fred Willard & Mary Willard (Married)

It seems as though the odd genes run in the Dunphy family because Fred Willard plays the goofy Frank Dunphy in Modern Family. Outside of the show, Fred has built up a reputation for himself as a hilarious actor who provides comic relief to all of his roles. Thankfully, he has been able to share this success with his long-time wife, Mary Willard. The pair got hitched in 1968 and are have been able to withstand the test of time and Hollywood! They also have a beloved daughter and granddaughter together.

Nathan Lane & Devlin Elliott (Married)

The Tucker’s are known for having extravagant friends, and Sherman ‘Pepper’ Saltzman is no different. With his flamboyant clothes, his giant glasses and his love of musicals – Pepper isn’t too different from Nathan Lane himself! As a renowned Broadway buff, Nathan has been lucky enough to share his career with his longtime boyfriend, Devlin Elliott. Amazingly, the couple were together for a whopping 18 years before they tied the knot in 2015, and they have since used their power-couple status to launch their own children’s book series that follows the life of a French bulldog.

Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman (Married)

Let’s be honest; Sal is not the greatest influence. She’s a bad friend, she avoids all of her responsibilities, and she just can’t keep a good man down! Luckily, Elizabeth Banks is nothing like her Modern Family character in real life. The famous actress has actually been a married woman since 2003 when she exchanged vows with Max Handelman – a man who seems to be able to do everything! Yes, Elizabeth has since spent the last 15 years with her producer, blogger and sportswriter husband, as well as their two children.

Nathan Fillion & Krista Allen (Rumored)

The award for the best weatherman name goes to… Rainer Shine! Although Rainer may be one of the most self-obsessed people on Modern Family, it seems he’s the perfect temperature for Haley Dunphy, and the pair starts to date on the show. In real life, Rainer has kept his private life hidden from the world. However, there are rumors that he is currently dating Krista Allen, an actress who has previously worked on soap operas such as Days Of Our Lives and Baywatch. She’s also the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney!

Rob Riggle & Tiffany Riggle (Married)

No real estate company would be complete without a little rivalry, and Phil Dunphy has this in the form of Gil Thorpe. This hilarious character is played by Rob Riggle, who has risen to fame as a comedian and actor. Although Riggle likes to shy away from the cameras and leave his home life at home, we do know he has been married to Tiffany Riggle for an incredible 18 years. Every so often, they allow the cameras to go wild as they walk down the red carpet hand in hand.

Benjamin Bratt & Talisa Soto (Married)

Benjamin Bratt only makes a few appearances on the set of Modern Family, but his role as Javier Delgado goes down a storm – mostly thanks to his handsome looks and his bad boy image! It seems these features haven’t been lost on the rest of the world either, as he has a huge fan base around the world. However, nobody loves him quite like his model and actress wife. Benjamin and Talisa Soto tied the knot in 2002 and have been together ever since. This beautiful couple even have two teenage children to their name!

David Cross & Amber Tamblyn (Married)

If you cast your mind back to season three of Modern Family, you might remember David Cross making an epic appearance on set as Duana Bailey, an irritating town councilman. In real life, it seems as though the Arrested Development star has a thing for younger women, as his wife is 20 years younger than him! Despite this large age gap, David and Amber Tamblyn have been married since 2002, and have recently welcomed a daughter into the world. Hey, the age difference thing works for Jay and Gloria!

Andrea Anders & Matt LeBlanc (Dated)

Season six was a huge season for the cast of Modern Family, and Andrea Anders got to be a part of that. As Phil and Claire’s new nosy neighbor, it’s fair to say that Amber made an impression on all of us – but perhaps not in the way she would have liked. Luckily, Andrea is not quite as irritating in real life, and if anyone should know it would be Matt LeBlanc. Just a few months after Matt split from his former wife in 2006, he started dating Andrea. In fact, they only called it quits in 2015!

Eric Stonestreet & Lindsay Schweitzer (Dating)

As the biggest comic relief on Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet has taken on the role of Cameron Tucker and made him legendary. Although we know him for his relationship with Mitchell, we now know that Eric has finally found love outside of the show. Since mid-2017, Eric has been seen walking the red carpet with his new lady, Lindsay Schweitzer. He met the pediatric nurse during a charity event last year and was keen to show her off to the rest of the world. In fact, they have been inseparable ever since!

Sarah Hyland & Dominic Sherwood (Dated)

Of course, we now know that Sarah Hyland is dating the Bachelor hunk, Wells Adams – but there was a time when she wasn’t hanging off his arm and making everyone in the world jealous. Actually, we were still insanely jealous when she started to date Dominic Sherwood in 2015. The blue-eyed actor is most famous for his role on the drama shows, Shadowhunters, and Vampire Academy, and the pair seemed to be incredibly loved up. In August 2017, the couple sent shockwaves through news stations across the globe when they announced their split.

Ariel Winter & Levi Meaden (Dating)

With her big glasses, her huge ego and her giant intelligence, it’s fair to say that Alex Dunphy is the geek of the Dunphy family. However, it seems she is nothing like her character in real life. This stylish social media superstar has ditched geeky college boys and chosen her very own actor boyfriend! Ariel is currently dating Levi Meaden, who is most known for his role in the sci-fi show, Aftermath. The pair have been dating since November 2016, and share their love on Instagram for all of their fans to see.

Nolan Gould & Hannah Glasby (Rumored)

If you’re a fan of Modern Family, you’ll know that it’s impossible to believe that little Luke Dunphy could be all grown up… but he is! In fact, it seems as though Nolan Gould is now attempting to take the adult world by storm, and is starting with a beautiful model girlfriend. In the middle of 2017, Nolan was spotted spending time with Hannah Glasby, a model from Down Under. The pair were papped getting cozy in a local farmers market, and those hands do seem a little close to be ‘just friends.’

Chris Geere & Jennifer Sawdon (Married)

Chris Geere is one of the newest Modern Family recruits and has recently gone down a storm as Alex’s college professor/Hayley’s boyfriend. However, it seems as though Chris is remaining faithful to his beautiful wife, Jennifer Sawdon. The actor who was made famous by his appearance in You’re the Worst, married the singer in an adorable ceremony in 2010, and have since progressed with their life together. They now live in their family home with their six-year-old son, Freddie. We hope to see more of Professor Arvin Fennerman soon!

Philip Baker Hall & Holly Wolfe (Dating)

As a legend of the acting industry, we were over the moon to see Philip Baker Hall take on a role in Modern Family in 2011 – especially as he has a whopping 50 years’ experience in the game! On the show, Philip took on the role of Walt Kleezak, a neighbor of the Dunphy’s who seemed to hate everyone and everything around you. Apart from Luke. In real life, Philip is dating Holly Wolfe, and the pair have even welcomed two wonderful children into the world, called Anna and Adella.

Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish (Married)

Kevin Hart is one of the biggest names in the world of comedy acting, so it should come as no surprise to learn that he appeared on Modern Family in the past. In the show, Kevin takes on the role of Andre, a friend of Phil Dunphy who doesn’t have the greatest relationship with his wife. It seems this is not too far from the truth in real life, as Kevin Hart has recently admitted to being unfaithful to his wife of two years, Eniko Parrish. However, it seems she has now forgiven him.

Chazz Palminteri & Gianna Ranaudo (Married)

The older he gets, the more Jay Pritchett starts to question everyone around him – including his friend, Shorty. With banter flowing between them, they like to give each other a hard time, but in a loving way! In real life, Chazz Palminteri splits his time between acting and his faith and actually met his current wife during a church service. Chazz and Gianna Ranaudo later tied the knot in 1992, and have been married ever since. They now have two wonderful children together and live in the Big Apple.

Andrew Daly & Carri Levinson (Married)

When both Haley and Alex were still at school, they had a little incident with Principal Brown – and when we say little, we mean they both cheated on their academic tests! Because of this, they were sent to see the principal, who was played by the famous actor, Andrew Daly. Alongside his hugely successful acting career, Andrew has also been hugely successful in his personal life and has found love with his wife, Carri Levinson. The couple got hitched in 2004 and now live in Los Angeles with their two wonderful daughters.

Jennifer Tilly & Phil Laak (Dating)

So far we know all about Shorty, but we know very little about his onscreen wife. Well, this pleasure went to Darlene, who is played by Jennifer Tilly. With her eclectic style and her bright personality, it might surprise you to learn that Jennifer is a professional poker player as well as an actress! In fact, it was this career move that introduced her to her boyfriend, Phil Laak. Jennifer first met the Irish professional poker player at an event, and they have been inseparable ever since.

Stephanie Beatriz & Brad Hoss (Engaged)

Although we all know Stephanie Beatriz for her leather jacket and her straight-talking attitude on the sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you might remember that this actress also took on the role of Gloria’s sister. You know, the one who was really meant to marry Jay! While she may play a pretty miserable character on the show, it’s fair to say that Stephanie Beatriz has been lucky in love in real life. In October 2017, her actor boyfriend, Brad Hoss, popped the question in front of her whole family and all of her friends. Of course, she couldn’t say no…

Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow (Married)

Leslie Mann only had a small role on Modern Family, but it was certainly memorable. In an attempt to prove that he still had the charm to get a woman into bed, Cameron decided to chat up Leslie’s character at the bar… and it worked! Although we’re sure that Leslie still has people wanting to chat her up, she is dedicated to her legendary husband, Judd Apatow. As the famous television guru who can write, direct and produce, their 20-year marriage is one that will go down in the history books.

James Marsden & Edei (Dating)

James Marsden has since become one of the most famous people in the world of show business, so many people forget when he attempted to sleep in Mitch and Cam’s back garden – in a plastic princess castle, no less! Nowadays, the drama series Westworld actor is living the life of luxury with his girlfriend, Edei. He has been dating the English singer for two years now, but not much is known about their relationship, as they like to keep their love out of the spotlight. In fact, they rarely walk the red carpet together.

Judy Greer & Dean E. Johnson (Married)

Throughout Modern Family, we learn that Claire Dunphy is right 99.9% of the time, and that was proven when she realized that Judy Greer’s character messaging her husband on social media wasn’t as innocent as it seemed. Although her appearance on the show was only fleeting, Judy has built up a hugely successful career for herself, and she has shared this success with her TV producer husband, Dean E. Johnson. The pair got hitched in 2011 after being set up on a blind date – and the rest is history!

Matt Dillon & Roberta Mastromichele (Dating)

Matt Dillon is just one of the many A-list celebrities who has appeared on Modern Family, and this hunk took on the role of Robbie Sullivan, an ex-boyfriend of Claire Dunphy. Although Matt didn’t manage to keep the girl on Modern Family, he has managed to bag himself an Italian beauty in real life. He has been dating Roberta Mastromichele since 2014, but they have tried to keep their relationship under wraps as much as they can. Despite this, we couldn’t help but notice she has recently been sporting a ring on her ring finger…

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Vanessa Nadal (Married)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of the biggest names in the world of show business, and is known for his musical prowess and his acting talent. You might not remember him appearing on Modern Family, but that’s because he only appeared on one episode in 2011! He played Guillermo, a grocery store worker who finds himself in the bad company of Jay Pritchett. In his personal life, Lin-Manuel has been married to his wife, Vanessa Nadal since 2010. He even has the initials of the scientist and lawyer tattooed on his finger.

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker (Married)

Like many of the other actors on this list, Matthew Broderick only took on a minor role on Modern Family, but it was one that we haven’t forgotten. After all, it’s not every day Phil Dunphy is kissed by another man! As well as hitting the jackpot with his acting career, it’s fair to say that Matthew has also hit the jackpot with his personal life. Since 1997, he has been married to the SATC star, Sarah Jessica Parker! They have been able to survive the pressures of fame as one of the greatest couples in show business.

Greg Kinnear & Helen Labdon (Married)

Greg Kinnear was one of the many men on the show who took a liking to Claire Dunphy. Or at least, his character did! As one of Phil’s clients, he doesn’t realize that Tad is hitting on his wife until it’s too late – and it’s pretty darn awkward. Thankfully, Greg’s life is less dramatic in real life and has been in a steady marriage since 1999. He first met the British model on the set of a movie in 1994, and he fell head over heels in love with her the moment he set eyes on her.

Adam DeVine & Chloe Bridges (Dating)

Although Haley Dunphy has had numerous boyfriends over the course of her life, none of them have ever come close to Andy Bailey. We loved him! As one of the main male characters in the musical comedy, Pitch Perfect, and one of the creators and actors within the comedy show, Workaholics, Adam DeVine is a huge name in the world of comedy. Amazingly, he has been able to share this success with Chloe Bridges, his girlfriend. The acting pair have been dating since 2015 and are still looking as gorgeous as ever.

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