Jay is the father of Claire, Mitchell and Joe and is often seen seeking the approval and attention of Phil Dunphy. Jay was previously married to ex-wife Dede but after their divorce and through the success in his business, he won the heart of his stunning wife, Gloria.
Jay is often seen giving pep-talks to his step-son Manny and many of his grandchildren. The couple are still going strong today and they have two daughters together. Prior to coming out as gay three times to his father, Mitchell dated a number of girls but none of them ever worked out for obvious reasons.
The two were exact opposites of each other and Mitchell was the highly-strung lawyer. He and Cam share adopted daughter, Lily. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Jesse Tyler Ferguson is not that different to his character Mitchell Pritchett as he admitted he had to come out to his father three times at 17, 19 and In , Jesse became engaged to lawyer Justin Mikita after dating for almost two years.
In , the couple were married in a ceremony in New York City, where some of his Modern Family co-stars were in attendance. In , Ferguson announced that he and Mikita were ready to become fathers. Phil is child-like, yet loving and kind-hearted but constantly tries to impress an intimidating Jay. Phil is often the person that everyone confides in as he is always open to listening. C, prior to moving to New York City and trying to embark on acting careers.
The two were married in and have been together ever since. In , it was announced that the couple had adopted a baby girl, before adopting a second daughter two years later. Sal is a big drinker and since they adopted Lily, Sal made her disdain of their daughter very apparent. Sal eventually met a guy named Tony and they married after three months before divorcing shortly after.
Later, Sal gave birth to a son named Sammy. She met her sportswriter and producer husband Max Handleman on the first day of college back in In , Elizabeth and Max welcomed their first child via surrogate, followed by their second the following year, also via surrogate. Andy became close with the family, developing a close bond with Phil in particular. After having a love-hate relationship at first, Andy and Haley develop feelings for each other but their timing was off and Haley later turns him down.
When Andy goes to propose to his girlfriend Beth, Haley is too late in stopping it but they later break up. Haley and Andy eventually fall in love and embark on a long-distance relationship. Since then, the couple have been very much in love and have made multiple appearances supporting each other on red carpets.
In , DeVine revealed that after whisking her away on a romantic European tour, Bridges expected a proposal from the actor but he said: Pepper is an event planner with an eye for detail, along with his assistant, Ronaldo. However, he admitted that when he came out to his mother, she was appalled and said: Lane has been heavily involved in advocacy work for the LGBT community. DeDe is portrayed to be mentally ill, manipulative, inappropriate and aggressive, especially towards Gloria.
Although DeDe and Mitchell have a close relationship and she was open to him coming out as gay, her relationship with Claire is quite different. She has a special relationship with Manny also. Shelley Long and Bruce Tyson Shelley plays the ex-wife in Modern Family, and it turns out that it is a role that she is quite used to. Long later met Bruce Tyson on a blind date in and they dated for two years before they were married in , before having her daughter Juliana in Andre is gay and has a fear of women, but seems to get on very well with Phil.
The two first met when Phil was a building a treehouse for Luke. Andre was the one who convinced Phil to buy a Porsche convertible, but when he brought it home to Claire, she went mad and left Andre running back home after seeing her fury. However, the following year, Kevin publicly admitted to cheating on his pregnant wife, but she decided to stand by her husband and forgive him. Gloria stated that due to Javier being Colombian, he was passionate, romantic and persuasive, some of the traits that Manny inherited.
Jay calls out Javier on being an absent father, despite Manny admiring his father. Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto Bratt might play the Colombian bad boy ex-husband on Modern Family, but he is actually an American actor and dated A-list actress, Julia Roberts in but the couple split months later.
In , Bratt the actress fell pregnant before the two were married that same year. Their first daughter was born in , followed by their son in The two began dating after Alex discovered his identity, but Alex often bossed Ben around.
After dating since , he recently married Kylie Augustine in a low-key ceremony, attended by their closest friends and family. When Joe is away working, Kylie is often seen posting on Instagram, playing with their dogs.
Thorpe is often seen tormenting Dunphy, trying to steal his clients and sabotage his housing deals. Things get more competitive for the rival realtors when Gil beat Phil to the position of social chair of the realtor group, forcing Phil to pass him over the medallion. Rob Riggle and Tiffany Riggle Rob Riggle might play the competitive and ruthless realtor on Modern Family, but in real life, he is quite the humble man. In his personal life, he has been married to wife, Tiffany since and the couple have two children together.
After almost 18 years of marriage, the couple are as happy as ever. After confronting Jay, Mitchell tells his father that he believes Shorty is also gay, which Jay vehemently denies. It turns out that Mitchell was just messing with Jay and was pleased his father shows compassion to his friend.
Chazz describes himself as a devout Roman Catholic and that is how he raised his children with Gianna. Phil and Claire warm to Walt but he later dies having had a heart attack. Prior to going into entertainment, Hall was drafted into the Army and served in the war in Germany. It is not known when Holly and Hall started their relationship, but they had two daughters together named Anna and Adella.
Frank and Phil are often cracking the same jokes and have a close and goofy relationship. Their close bond allowed for Phil to maintain the same one with Luke.
Fred Willard and Mary Willard American actor, comedian, voice actor and writer, Fred Willard has had quite the impressive career, spanning over five decades, with a number of Emmy nominations under his belt. Nonetheless, Mary stuck by her husband of over 40 years. Gloria is considerably younger than Jay, but has him wrapped around her finger. The couple first got together in and were engaged after six months of dating and went onto tie the knot the following year in a ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida.
Sofia has one son from a previous marriage. For six years running, Sofia Vergara has topped the highest paid actresses on TV list. Claire is known as the strict parent to Haley, Alex and Luke, but when it comes to giving them advice and defending them, she is always there, leading Mitch and Cam often coming for parenting tips.
The couple went on to have three sons together, first Oliver and twins, John and Gustav. Sadly, in , after 13 years of marriage, Julie filed for divorce and the couple decided to go their separate ways.
Cameron Tucker — Eric Stonestreet Cameron Tucker is the flamboyant, outgoing and bubbly husband of Mitchell and adopted father to Lily. Growing up on a farm in Missouri, Cam had a very different upbringing to Mitchell. Cam often tries to get Mitchell to lighten up which often results in embarrassment, but Cam only does it in a loving way.
He is extremely emotional when it comes to criticism and has an unlikely talent of being Fizbo the clown. He dedicates his life to Lily and is the hands-on parent. Eric Stonestreet and Lindsay Schweitzer Despite playing a gay character on Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet has quite the different personal life, even though he is very aware that everyone thinks he is openly gay. He is seen as the simple son who is often getting up to no good, and his innocence leads him into awkward situations having not understood the repercussions.
Although neither of them have confirmed or denied the relationship, it looks pretty obvious. Haley was always the pretty, ditzy and rebellious one who cared a lot about her appearance, rather than her studies. She finally fell in love with Andy who was a good influence on her, but their relationship was complicated as Andy was engaged. Alex Dunphy — Ariel Winter Alex is the middle child of Phil and Claire and was the most intelligent of all three kids.
Alex cared so much about her studies and school, leading Haley to regularly comment how she had no friends or boys going after her. She eventually found love with class competitor Sanjay but after getting into Caltech, she began a relationship with Ben, an underachieving year-old. Ariel has had quite the turbulent personal life with her estranged mother, so it seems that Meaden has given her stability.