A modern family indeed!
After first announcing that they were expecting in January, on The Late Late Show, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita have announced the birth of their first child.
"This is actually something I haven't even mentioned to anyone, so if we could just keep it between the three of us and you all," he said on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he appeared alongside Charlie Hunnam. "I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband. Don't tell anyone, let's just keep it between us."
"I'm very excited but it's like I'm 44 now: let's get this show going," he continued. Well, it's July and the show has begun!
"Jesse and Justin welcomed their little bund of joy Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita on July 7, 2020," a representative for Ferguson told PEOPLE magazine. "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three."
The child comes after Ferguson's final season of Modern Family. On that show, Ferguson played opposite Eric Stonestreet, an iconic married gay couple. On the series, they wed a year before marriage equality was passed nationwide. And while a spinoff has been floated, nothing concrete has been decided.
"Will that happen? I’m not sure but we would be probably dumb to not explore it," co-creator Christopher Lloyd said. "However, doing a spinoff is fraught in a lot of ways and we won’t do it unless we feel confident there’s something there."
Ferguson and Mikita married in New York City in 2013. The pair join a growing group of gay dads Including Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, Anderson Cooper, Joe Zee, and Andy Cohen.