'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita welcome 2nd child via surrogate
'We are overjoyed to be a family of four,' the couple said in a joint statement
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita have now become a family of four after welcoming their second child via surrogacy on Tuesday, November 15. Jesse shared this exciting news through his Instagram handle while sharing many adorable pictures of their newborn.
Both the 47-year-old Montanan and the 37-year-old lawyer-producer issued a joint statement saying they were thrilled to be a family of four. Taking inspiration from his hit Broadway play, 'Take Me Out;' Jesse adorned his newborn with a white onesie emblazoned with the word "Empires".
"Sad to be away from my @takemeoutbway fam tonight but we ran off to welcome our newest little one, Sullivan Louis Ferguson-Mikita," wrote Ferguson in his Instagram post.
Ferguson and Mikita thanked Dr Shahin Ghadir, the director of the Southern California Reproductive Center in Beverly Hills and an expert in infertility and reproductive endocrinology, as well as their "wonderful surrogate." The pair, married for nine years and who first met at the Equinox in West Hollywood in 2010, appeared overjoyed to be welcoming a baby brother into the world for their two-year-old son Beckett Mercer. Ferguson is currently on Broadway in a revival of his Tony award-winning role in a play. He thanked his replacement Timothy Wright for taking the stage in his announcement welcoming his new child.
The four-time SAG Award winner popularly earned $500K per episode to play married father-of-one Mitchell Pritchett, a lawyer, in the ABC mockumentary sitcom, which ran for 11 seasons before ending in 2020.
Sarah Hyland, a member of 'Modern Family' cast, wrote on their Instagram post, "The sweetest!." At the Californian Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, Ferguson officiated the 31-year-old actress and Bachelor Nation's Wells Adams' wedding on August 20. Adrienne Warren, Uzo Aduba, Donna Murphy, David Burtka, Amanza Smith, Kerry Butler, Steve Kazee, and many others congratulated the couple on Jesse and Justin's Instagram post.
The 'Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance' actor will make a comeback on Thursday as investment advisor Mason Marzac in Scott Ellis' Tony-winning Broadway revival, which is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in Manhattan and running until February 5. "I will be back in the ball game on Thursday 11/17. I know Tim has you all in wonderful hands," he wrote.
The actor originally announced that he and his husband were expecting a new child in a video posted on Instagram in May.