Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family' weds fiance Justin Mikita
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family" had a lot to celebrate over the weekend in addition to being nominated for another Primetime Emmy.
The 37-year-old actor tied the knot with his fiance, Justin Mikita, in New York City on Saturday, July 20, a spokesperson for Ferguson confirmed to People magazine. Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner, who is likely best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Angels in America," officiated the ceremony.
"It's official. @jessetyler and @JustinMikita are Mr and Mr! #bestweddingever," Ferguson's "Modern Family" co-star Julie Bowen tweeted on Saturday.
Ferguson tweeted simply on Saturday, "Never been happier. XO Goodnight!"
The actor and Mikita, a 27-year-old lawyer, became engaged last year while vacationing in Mexico, according to the magazine. The two announced their engagement in a video for their organization Tie The Knot, which raises money from the sale of bow ties for other organizations that fight for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans. The couple had been dating for almost two years prior to the engagement.
On "Modern Family," Ferguson plays Mitchell Pritchett, a lawyer who is trying to raise his adopted daughter with his partner Cameron Tucker, played by Eric Stonestreet.
On July 18 it was announced that Ferguson was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for his role on the show. This is his third nomination in the category. His co-stars Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell were also nominated in the same category. Stonestreet, who won the award in the category last year, was shut out this year.