For four years, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has enjoyed life as a fictional married man on ABC’s “Modern Family.” Though he certainly loves his fictional gay husband, Ferguson has a real-life husband of his own now that he recently married his longtime boyfriend, Justin Mikita.
According to People, Ferguson and Mikita tied the knot, after two years of dating, this past Saturday in downtown New York City in a ceremony officiated by playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner.
Never been happier. XO Goodnight!
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) July 21, 2013
— Justin Mikita (@JustinMikita) July 21, 2013
Over 200 guests showed up for wedding, including Ferguson’s co-stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burell and Eric Stonestreet, as well as friends Jerry O’ Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Zachary Quinto, Isaac Mizrahi, Arnold Germer, Nigel Barker, Cat Deely, Mary Murphy, Tyce Diorio, and Padma Lakshmi.
— Julie Bowen (@itsJulieBowen) July 21, 2013
Ferguson’s TV husband, Stonestreet, also seemed to be taking his fake hubby’s wedding in stride and even offered to keep their pseudo flame going, despite the nuptials.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) July 21, 2013
Although the couple reportedly spared no expense when it came to providing their guests with great drinks, they did spare their guests from having to give them gifts, and instead asked them to donate to the marriage equality charity Tie The Knot, to help other same-sex couples win equal rights in other states.
We congratulate Ferguson and Mikita on their wedding. Check out some other famous same-sex weddings below. – nicholas robinson