‘Modern Family’s’ Ty Burrell & his wife Holly adopted their second daughter

We’ve never devoted a post solely to Ty Burrell, and he’s totally due. I LOVE this man so much. He’s a brilliant comedic actor, he’s an underrated dramatic actor, and maybe I’m totally alone on this, but he’s really attractive too, right? I’ll admit it: I’m hot for him. And from what I’ve seen and read about him, he seems like a genuine sweetheart too. Anyway, Ty and his wife Holly have been married for 12 years. In 2010, they adopted a baby girl, whom they named Frances. And now Ty and Holly have added to their family by adopting another little girl!

Ty Burrell‘s own Modern Family is expanding.

The actor, 44, and wife Holly have adopted a second daughter, the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby girl joins big sister Frances at home.

The Burrells are keeping further details of the adoption private at this time.

“There’s lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point,” the actor said in 2010, describing how the addition of Frances brought him even closer to his wife.

Burrell wrapped production on season 3 of Modern Family last week.

[From People]

I love it when you find out that some actor you love on the screen is an undercover nice guy. Ty really is a loving husband and father, isn’t he? I’m sure someone will come in and tell me that he’s really a nutcase and that there are tons of blind items suggesting that he’s into sex with rabbits. Go ahead. Shock me!

Incidentally, I was looking at his IMDB – he’s had a crazy career as a character actor. He’s worked with some really interesting people for years, but most people only noticed him when he signed on for Modern Family. I love when that happens!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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29 Responses to “‘Modern Family’s’ Ty Burrell & his wife Holly adopted their second daughter”

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  1. Suz says:

    For some reason, he and his wife make me smile whenever I see photos of them. There aren’t many celebrities I can say that about!

    Congrats to the family on their new addition!

  2. Asli says:

    It’s because of the funny. You can’t not be attracted to him. Funny guys are hot – they just are. I find every word that comes out of his mouth on Modern Family hilarious!

  3. daz says:

    it’s what he does with mountain goats that i find concerning !!!!!!!!! Joke.

  4. Esmom says:

    I don’t get the hotness but I do get that he is a great actor, underrated for a long time but now getting much deserved recognition.

    He is hilarious as Phil Dunphy, in both big and small, subtle ways. And he charmed me with his acceptance speech at this year’s Golden Globes. Still, not hot to me :)

  5. lisa says:

    Wonderful thing for he and his family.

    Great for them they don’t get accused of “buying their children” or collecting them.

  6. Iggles says:

    He has always looked creepy to me. Still does, so I don’t get the hotness either.

    Anyways, congrats to him and his wife on the adoption. That’s joyous news!

  7. bea says:

    Everyone on Modern Family is awesome!

  8. kc says:

    I’m with you Kaiser. I find Ty very, very attractive. Undoubtedly some of it is the goofy charm of Phil but I like him in other things as well (his brief role in Fair Game).

    I agree that humor = hot, with some exceptions…. Jonah Hill? not my cup of tea. I guess I don’t find him that funny either…

  9. Eve says:

    I love him too! And I miss Modern Family so much! The third season hasn’t premiered yet here (Brazil) for some reason (here it’s usually aired on Fox Entertainment, a paid channel).

  10. lucy2 says:

    That’s fantastic for them! He seems pretty great, so I’m assuming his wife is too, and that’s lovely that they’ve expanded their family, especially through another adoption.
    Not so much in real life, but on the show, I find him attractive…which is weird because Phil is kind of an idiot!

  11. Samigirl says:

    Love this! He’s adorable, and so SO funny on Modern Family. I bet those little girls already know how to work their daddy :) He seems like he would be a very doting father. Good for them!

  12. Darlene says:

    He had a really funny, very small role in “Morning Glory” that was LOL funny.

  13. AE says:

    Love him. I loved him before Modern Family as he was on a few of good sitcoms that never got a second season.

  14. marybeth18 says:

    He brought his daughter Francis to the set of Modern Family and showed her off- they’re pretty cute together. She was “sharing” her ice cream with her dad.


  15. Amy says:

    I first took notice of him as the rich playboy jerk in the Dawn of the Dead remake. And then my mind was blown when I started watching Modern Family. He seemed like the genuine article as an a-hole, so I shocked and amazed at his transformation into Phil Dunphy.

  16. serena says:

    He’s great and I love him too!

  17. Lily says:

    I’ve known Ty for 17+ years; he is my husband’s best friend. Everything you say is true–he is as good as he seems. A very rare human being.

  18. Amanda G says:

    He and the actor who plays Cam are the only reasons I watch the show. It would suck without them!

  19. Kim says:

    Congrats to them.

    People who adopt deserve so many kudos!

  20. Sarah G. says:

    Love Ty!! Totally cute and hilarious guy.

  21. Riley says:

    More Ty!! I love him, he’s adorable and I would hit that so hard. Hes like daddy hot.