‘Modern Family’ star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his longtime partner, lawyer Justin Mikita, over the weekend in New York City.
The actor’s rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple wed Saturday in a ceremony officiated by playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner.
Ferguson and Mikita became engaged last year while vacationing in Mexico. The ‘Modern Family’ actor tweeted early this morning, “Never been happier. XO Goodnight.”
During a guest appearance last month on ‘The View,’ the morning after the Supreme Court struck down California’s Pop 8 as unconstitutional, Ferguson told the show co-hosts that he and his partner had already made plans to marry in NY, where it has been legal for the past two years.
The ‘Modern Family’ star explained, “It wasn’t legal in California up until yesterday. Weddings are expensive, y’all, and we wanted to give that money to a state that accepted us as an equal. We’re too far down the planning path to change.”
Mikita told PEOPLE that the key to the perfect wedding reception is sparing no expense on good drinks, “We really want a great mixologist for a craft cocktail bar. There are some great New York speakeasies, like Milk and Honey. So we’re trying to bring a cool vibe like that to our wedding.”
The guys asked that in lieu of gifts, their guests donate to the marriage equality charity Tie The Knot, which helps other same-sex couples win equal rights in other states.
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