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'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a new dad

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'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a new dad
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (R) and his husband, Justin Mikita, welcomed their first child, son Beckett Mercer. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

July 10 (UPI) -- Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a new dad.

Us Weekly reported Thursday that Ferguson, 44, and his husband, Justin Mikita, 34, welcomed their first child, son Beckett Mercer.

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Ferguson's rep confirmed the news to People.

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

Ferguson announced on The Late Late Show with James Corden in January that he was going to be a dad. He shared the news while remarking on how turning 40 was a big deal for him.

"Like you said, it's when you finally become an adult, I feel like," Ferguson told fellow guest Charlie Hunnam. "Like, I need to start getting serious about things."

"I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband," he said.

Ferguson's Modern Family co-stars Sarah Hyland and Sofia Vergara attended Ferguson and Mikita's baby shower in February. The poolside party featured a performance by the Aquawillies, a group of male synchronized swimmers.

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Ferguson and Mikita will celebrate their seven-year wedding anniversary July 20. Mikita shared a new photo with Ferguson in June while celebrating Pride Month.

"Happy pride from us. Today we are taking a walk around our gayboyhood," he captioned the post.

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Happy pride from us. Today we are taking a walk around our gayboyhood

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Ferguson played Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family, which ended in April after 11 seasons on ABC. He said in April that he hopes other shows expand on the same-sex parenting storylines Modern Family presented during its run.

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