Jesse Tyler Ferguson, one of the stars of the television series Modern Family, is starting his very own modern family when he said “I do” to his long-time boyfriend Justin Mikita. The two got engaged in 2012 and got married after a year.
However, just like their non-traditional wedding, the couple opted to receive gifts in a similarly unconventional way. They asked their wedding guests to instead donate to to the charity “Tie the Knot” -their chosen marriage equality charity. And since then, the couple have even had two kids, really adding to that modern family of theirs.
Jeffrey Richman & John Benjamin Hickey
Jeffrey Richman, renowned producer and writer of the hit television series Modern Family, has recently found love with actor John Benjamin Hickey. With their enduring relationship spanning back to 2003, fans are now wondering if this modern couple is ready to take the next step and start a family of their own.
Sharing a deep bond forged through their shared experiences in the entertainment industry, Jeffrey and John understand the demands of their respective careers, providing a solid foundation for their relationship. As they continue to prioritize each other's happiness, their journey together hints at the possibility of a real-life modern family blossoming in the near future.
AzMarie Livingston & Raven-Symoné
Remember Raven-Symone in Sesame Street as well as in The Cosby Show? She is now grown up and even had her own show That's So Raven! On a personal level, she was in a relationship with singer, actress, model AzMarie Livingston. The two were working on the Fox series Empire as guest stars.
Also, Livingston appeared on America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion as a contestant back in 2012. However, after their three-year relationship, the two split in 2015. Symone has stated she did not want to be labeled by her sexuality and prefers to be called a human who loves another human.
Linda Wallem & Melissa Etheridge
Guitarist and singer Melissa Etheridge tied the knot with actress and producer Linda Wallem in 2014, a mere two days after the couple turned 53 years old. Prior to their wedding, the two have been best of friends. It was Wallem who Etheridge called when she became a single mother with four kids to care for.
Eventually, the two developed a more intimate relationship that went beyond friendship. It began when the then would-be-couple were helping each other fulfill day to day motherly duties of feeding the kids. Etheridge decided to legalize their relationship and get the benefits of being legally married – and so they did. They have since been living happily together, highly likely ever after.
Jeanette Jenkins & Queen Latifah
There is no denying that Queen Latifah has been a real trailblazer over the last 30 years, both in the hip hop world and the LGBTQ community. And love needs work, but it doesn’t have to make you work too hard. Queen Latifah learned that the hard way when she partnered with her personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins.
But it seems to be too hard for both that it went through a few struggles. The two began to date in 2002. They loved each other so much they decided to be engaged in 2008. Alas, it seems they were not meant to be. The two eventually broke up in 2014.