So, most of us watch the show and know that Gloria was married, had Manny, but then found Jay…and clearly, a better life! But of course, any ex is bound to make an appearance! Playing Manny’s biological father is American actor Benjamin Bratt. Best known for his role as Rey Curtis on Law & Order, on the show he plays the very charismatic and very passionate Javier Delgado. But whilst he’s the “cool” and “exciting” dad, he’s just…flaky af!
Sure, he’s handsome…sure he’s a bit of a bad boy…and even Manny can’t resist enjoying his dad’s company. Oh and even Cameron has a little crush on Javier! Ayyy Papi! Whilst the cast, and fans around the world are also having a moment, there’s only one person who’s got his undivided attention; his gorgeous actor-model wife, Talisa Soto. Best known for her portrayal of Princess Kitana in Mortal Kombat as well as in Licence to Kill, the beauty has been married to Bratt for 17 years! The gorgeous couple have two teenagers; we’ll just have to wait and see if they follow in mom and dad’s footsteps!
Nathan Fillion & Krista Allen (Rumored)
You basically know you’ve got the job of weather-man when your name is Rainer Shine, right? We’d hire him on the spot! Look, we got serious narcissistic vibes from this dude…and sure, Haley might be a bit vain, but this guy’s just too much! In Season 8, he proposes to Haley, which doesn’t sit well with Phil at all! Alas, it wasn’t meant to be, when the pair have doubts after five minutes…awkward.
While he plays the most self-obsessed character we’ve encountered on the show, he is the total opposite in real life! He and author PJ Haarsma co-founded the NFP organisation Kids Need to Read – what an awesome pair of humans. We really don’t know much about his real-life partner; however, rumors are swirling that he is currently dating Krista Allen, an American actress of soap-opera fame on Days of Our Lives and Baywatch! She also is known for her on-again, off-again romance with heartthrob George Clooney.
Rob Riggle & Tiffany Riggle (Married)
In any industry, it’s a given that you’re up against some competition…even rivalry. That’s exactly who Gil Thorpe is to Phil Dunphy. We could probably even go as far as to say nemesis! You’ll know Rob Riggle’s face when you see it – he’s popped up in quite a slew of US films and TV shows; and he’s quite the comedian. You might’ve seen him in The Hangover, The Other Guys, The Lorax, 21 Jump Street or of course, Step Brothers!
Before Riggle was an actor, he served as a US Marine – so not only has he served his country lots of laughs, he’s literally served his country! While he isn’t particularly fond of the spotlight, he’s been married to his wife Tiffany Riggle for 18 years. She too prefers to be away from the limelight and prefers to enjoy her husband’s success with him while raising their two kids!
David Cross & Amber Tamblyn (Married)
So, this may be many moons ago, well, seasons ago…season three specifically, but we can’t get over David Cross’ cameo on the series! His appearance as councilman Duane Bailey; basically, the embodiment of annoyance. He goes head-to-head with Claire in her bid for town councilor; guaranteed laughs!
So, like we don’t want to say cradle snatcher...but…his wife is 20 years younger than him! In real life he’s married to American actress and writer Amber Tamblyn. The pair have been married since 2012, recently welcoming a baby girl into the world. Whilst some may judge for the serious age difference, y’all seem to be fine with Jay and Gloria’s marriage on the show!
Andrea Anders & Matt LeBlanc (Dated)
There’s something about Andrea Anders that reminds us of Gladys Kravitz from Bewitched. Ah yes, it’s definitely the nosey part! Season six saw the introduction of Phil and Claire’s new neighbour. Her irritating snooping had viewers simply frustrated! Though thankfully, in real life, she’s certainly not as pesky! We bet you didn’t know that she was dating none other than Matt LeBlanc (yes, Joey!).
After Matt split from his former wife in 2006, the pair began dating. However, LeBlanc is back on the market, after calling it quits with Andrea Anders after 8 years of being together.