Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Welcome First Child Together
By Antoinette Bueno
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita, are officially parents!
The couple has welcomed their first child together on Tuesday, Ferguson's rep confirmed to ET on Thursday. The Modern Family star and his longtime love named their bundle of joy Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita.
"But Justin and I are very excited to become dads in the near future," he said at the time. "We have been together for four years and we always said, 'Let's give ourselves five years just to be married,' and that's coming up, five years."
In March, Ferguson talked to ET about preparing for fatherhood while also preparing for the opening of his Broadway play Take Me Out, which was put on hold after theaters were closed days later due to the coronavirus outbreak.
"I mean, I'm a preparer. I'm a control freak," he said. "So, I know that fatherhood is something you can't control and you can't prepare for. Yes, I can buy a crib and you know, a diaper changing station. But beyond that, I sort of just have to wait and see."
At the time, he said preparing for the show was a way from thinking too much about the coming baby.
"It's nice that I have something that I can control," he said. "I know I need to learn my lines for this, learn my blocking, create a character. So it's been a nice distraction."