Modern Family star welcomes a baby

Lifestyle Team
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson has become a father for the first time.

The Modern Family actor and his husband Justin Mikita have become proud first-time parents to a tot named Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita, who was born earlier this week, according to a representative for the actor.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson has become a father for the first time. Photo: Getty Images

The rep confirmed the news to People magazine, saying: "Jesse and Justin welcomed their little bundle of joy Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita on July 7, 2020. The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three."

Jesse, 44, first announced he and Justin, 34, were set to become parents in January during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Appearing at the time alongside Charlie Hunnam, he said: "This is something I haven't even mentioned to anyone, if we could just keep it between the three of us and you all, but I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband."

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita pose at the opening night of the new Bob Dylan Musical "Girl From The North Country" on Broadway at The Belasco Theatre on March 5, 2020 in New York City.
Jesse and his husband Justin Mikita have become proud first-time parents to a tot named Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita. Photo: Getty Images
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And the actor later admitted it has been a long "process" for him and his husband to reach this point in their journey to becoming parents.

He said: "It's trickier with a gay couple because you can't just try. You have to like really try. It's a process, and we've been in the process for like a year and a half."

Jesse has been vocal about his desire to start a family with Justin in the past.

In 2017, he explained: "Justin [Mikita] and I are very excited to become dads in the near future," he told ET.

“No announcement yet, nothing has happened, but yeah, we are excited. 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."

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