'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Weds, Beats Mitchell To the Altar
Less than a month after Modern Family creator Christopher Lloyd told reporters that Season 5 of the comedy series could see Mitchell and Cam wed following the Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 decision, Jesse Tyler Ferguson beat his character to the punch.
Ferguson, who plays finicky lawyer Mitchell on the hit ABC series, wed his partner of two years, lawyer Justin Mikita. The couple tied the knot in New York City Saturday, in front of friends, family, and, of course, his Modern Family. Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, and on-screen partner Eric Stonestreet were in attendance, as were other high-profile stars, like Zachary Quinto, Isaac Mizrahi, Jerry O'Connell, and So You Think You Can Dance's Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deely, and Mary Murphy. (Ferguson has appeared as a guest judge on the Fox dance series.) Tony Kushner, famed playwright, officiated the ceremony. No wonder sources say "there was a lot of laughter."
Ferguson and Mikita had been engaged since 2012, and planned to wed in New York City despite their California residence, since "that's where it was legal," as the actor told Us Weekly in March. And, based on Ferguson's Twitter, all went off without a hitch:
But Ferguson wasn't the only one to tweet about the event — on Saturday, some of his A-list guests also posted about their excitement for the ceremony:
Only one question remains: Will Mitchell follow in Ferguson's footsteps?