Jesse Tyler Ferguson engaged to his brow-tastic boyfriend of 2 years

The thought just struck me as I read the headline over at, and I think I have an answer for why *some* people can’t get on board with gay marriage: gay engagements need more jewelry. The jewelry, the showing of the ring, the discussion of the ring, all of that is so important to all of us judgy bitches in the cheap seats. If gay engagements had more jewelry, it would seem more similar to hetero engagements, and more people would realize, “Oh. It’s the same.” That’s just my theory. Anyway, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson has proposed to his boyfriend of two years, Justin Mikita. Justin said yes! But there’s no mention of any man-gagement ring!

Jesse Tyler Ferguson is heading down the aisle.

The Modern Family star is engaged to his boyfriend, lawyer Justin Mikita, he has revealed.

“It’s true, I popped the big Q,” Ferguson says in a video posted on the website for the newly created foundation Tie the Knot, which supports the fight for marriage equality.

“I said yes!” Mikita answers in the clip.

Ferguson, 36, and Mikita, 27, who have been dating for nearly two years, hope their union will eventually be considered official nationwide.

They’ve also teamed up with Tie Bar to create a collection of bowties with all proceeds being donated to various organizations to help gay and lesbian couples receive civil rights.

[From People]

So how do you propose if you are not offering a ring? If we can’t talk about jewelry, can we at least talk about the proposal? Was it on a boat? Were there rose petals? Was Otis Redding playing in the background? Anyway, congrats to Jesse and Mikita. I love Jesse. I think I love Jesse more than I love his Modern Familuy character, quite honestly.

Here’s the video of Jesse and Mikita. OMG Mikita’s BROWS. OMG.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. cmc says:

    Awwwww and they’re going to have a bow-tie line? How cute! Congrats to them.

  2. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them! His boyfriend is pretty cute.
    I like him even better than his character too.

  3. GoodCapon says:

    ‘ a collection of bowties ‘ Haha, how quaint. I would love to see that.

    Congrats to the couple!

  4. marie says:

    maybe he proposed to him with a bowtie? anyway, congrats to them!

  5. Iggles says:

    His fiance looks like Sylar from Heroes! He’s cute.

    Congrats to them both.

  6. Cherry says:

    Good for them!
    @kaiser nice theory about ‘why *some* people can’t get on board with gay marriage’ (‘The jewelry, the showing of the ring, the discussion of the ring, all of that is so important to all of us judgy bitches in the cheap seats’).
    I know you were half-kidding, but you know this obsession with engagement rings is actually very American, right? In most European countries engagement rings don’t exist and marriage has very little to do with jewelry (unless you classify plain gold wedding bands as ‘jewelry’ which, sure, they technically are). I’ve never heard of anybody from my country (the Netherlands) getting a ring BEFORE they got married. Incidentally, gay marriage has been legal here for more than a decade. So there you go 🙂

  7. Shitler says:

    Congrats. Wish them the very best

  8. Esmom says:

    Congrats, wishing them the best. However, I’m not sure why but I have always felt skeptical of their relationship and protective of Jesse.

    Like I said, I don’t know why but alarm bells have always gone off for me as I observe them (from my computer screen!). I feel unsure of his b-f’s motives. I hope I’m wrong, Jesse is a doll and a great actor.

  9. xxodettexx says:

    i love jesse, love his character on modern family and i love it every time he judges on SYTYCD… he seems like a great and funny man from all his interviews and live guest judging stints… anyway, happy for him, just wish he were able to start planning his wedding!

  10. aims says:

    I’m so happy for them!! modern family is one of the best shows on right now. wishing you both a happy and loving life together.

  11. Nessa says:

    Aww. How cute are they?

  12. V4Real says:

    I’m guessing Paris Hilton won’t be at the wedding.

    Congrats to the happy couple.

  13. thepants says:

    I’m delurking to say congrats to Jesse! Jesse is from Albuquerque- my home town where he did tons of theater before moving to New York to make it big. We did several children’s theater shows together when he was about 12-14. He was the nicest guy then and the nicest guy now. I’m buying a bow tie!

  14. Sioux says:

    That was a very clever, entertaining bit. I like how Jesse is able to get the point across clearly using humor and his cute bow ties. I hope soon he will be able to have a legal marriage just as anyone should.