Okay. She’s got the giant dorky glasses that she has to keep pushing back up on her nose, and an intellect to match…clearly, we’re talking about Alex Dunphy. A modern-day Hermione Granger, Alex got double the intelligence…if only it’d been shared with her older sis! Not only is she hugely knowledgeable…she is VERY competitive. It seems to come with the territory! But while she plays the geek so well, it seems she is the polar opposite in real life!
The LA socialite is not only very present on basically every social platform, she is also all about living her life her way. Sorry Ma! She’s frequently in the media about her latest skimpy wardrobe choice or the fact that her boyfriend is 11 years her senior. On the show she may be weak at the knees for geeky college boys, but it seems she’s only got eyes for Levi Meaden in real life. Best known for his roles on sci-fi show Aftermath and the Pacific Rim sequel, he’s trying his hand at landing work on the big screen! The pair have been inseparable since November 2016, parading a very public love life – on social media, or on the streets! Sadly they decided to go to separate ways in 2019.
Matt Dillon & Roberta Mastromichele (Dating)
We may have seen how Gloria’s ex stirred up a little trouble earlier on our list, and it seems the wrath of the exes continues. Enter Robbie Sullivan, portrayed by Matt Dillon. Robbie was Claire Dunphy’s high school boyfriend, but there was a twist; he had some fantasies about Claire’s mommy dearest, Dede. The plot thickens when Claire finds out that Robbie and Dede were actually romantically involved! This sounds exactly like that song…oh yes…Stacey’s Mom, has got it going on…she’s all I want and I’ve waited for sooo long…STACEY CAN’T YOU – okay, we’re done. We promise.
Though Robbie didn’t quite get the girl he came for on Modern Family – or did he? In real life, he’s snagged himself a beautiful Italian actress. The pair have been dating since 2014, however, have kept their relationship under a veil of secrecy.
Lin-Manuel Miranda & Vanessa Nadal (Married)
Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of the biggest names in show business, known for his musical mastery and acting genius. Most famous for penning and starring in The Heights, which was a Broadway hit, he is known for his creativity and flair. While he only appeared on Modern Family very briefly in 2011, he adds a little salsa to the episode, being in the middle of Jay and Gloria, trying to pitch a new idea for Jay to invest in! Even more interestingly, the episode was directed by Wonder Years star-turned-director, Fred Savage.
If we look at his personal life, Lin-Manuel is certainly far from the somewhat annoying Guillermo! He is married to a woman with beauty AND brains; she’s a lawyer and a scientist! The pair actually went to high school together but didn’t actually “meet” until 2005, when Miranda found her on Facebook. They reconnected, and the rest is history! The cutie even has her initials tattooed on his finger. Swoooon!
Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker (Married)
While he may have had a small role on the show, he’s still part of the show’s legacy! Sorry but, how are we EVER going to forget THE kiss!? On Modern Family he appeared in the episode “Mistery Date” as Dave, Cam’s gay friend who gets close to Phil. Literally. While he was an absolute riot in that episode, let’s get to his extensive active chops! Who can forget his breakthrough role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Absolutely iconic.
You probably already knew too, that he’s married to Carrie Bradshaw – oh, sorry, Sarah Jessica Parker! Sometimes actors really can’t be separated from the celebrated characters that they play! Oops! The pair have been married since 1997 and we think SJP puts it beautifully, “call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.” Goals.
Greg Kinnear & Helen Labdon (Married)
When you look at Claire Dunphy, it’s clear that Phil got super lucky. She’s not only completely gorgeous, but she’s got a head on her shoulders and can run a family like no one else! And it’s clear that Phil isn’t the only man in the Modern Family world that has good taste! Greg Kinnear’s role as the opportunistic Tad provides a humorous, yet slightly awkward encounter with Phil.
We don’t blame Phil for appearing totally aloof; that’s just, well, Phil! While Tad may persistently be making goo-goo eyes at Claire, we know she’d never stray from her adorable husband! Goofy, but lovable. In real life, Kinnear is married to British former-model, Helen Labdon. Kinnear first cast his eyes upon the blonde bombshell on the set of a movie, in 1994. The pair married in 1999 and have been happily together since. Isn’t it scary to think that 1999 was 20 years ago?!