Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Justin Mikita Welcome A Baby Boy, Beckett Mercer

Written by on July 9, 2020

Simply weeks after the top of “Trendy Household,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson is moving into a brand new position: doting dad. 

A consultant for Ferguson instructed People who the Emmy-nominated actor and his husband, Justin Mikita, grew to become first-time dad and mom to a child boy Tuesday. 

“Jesse and Justin welcomed their little bundle of pleasure Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita on July 7, 2020,” the rep stated. “The brand new dad and mom are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a household of three.”

Ferguson, 44, first revealed that he and Mikita, 34, had been anticipating again in January in an look on “The Late Late Present with James Corden.” 

On the time, Ferguson was providing fellow actor Charlie Hunnam recommendation on turning 40. (Hunnam celebrated his birthday in April.) 

“It’s while you lastly develop into an grownup, I really feel,” Ferguson stated on the time. “Like, ‘I want to begin getting critical about issues.’ Really, that is one thing I haven’t even talked about to anybody, if we might simply preserve it between the three of us and also you all, however I’m really anticipating a child in July with my husband.”

As to how he felt about impending fatherhood, he added, “It feels, like, I’m 44 now, let’s get this present going. Tick tock!”

Mikita, a lawyer and theater producer, appeared equally jubilant in a June interview with Selection. 

“We’re simply actually excited to satisfy this individual and expertise what fatherhood is like,” he stated. “We each have superb fathers who we glance as much as very a lot, however it’s completely different when it’s you.”

Ferguson and Mikita had been married in 2013 in a New York ceremony officiated by “Angels in America” playwright Tony Kushner. The 2 males are the co-founders of Tie the Knot, which advantages LGBTQ advocacy teams by way of the sale of custom-designed bow ties.

The information comes as Ferguson has been branching out into new skilled endeavors following his 11-season run on “Trendy Household.” 

In February, he started a internet hosting stint on HGTV’s “Excessive Makeover: Dwelling Version.” He was additionally slated to return to Broadway within the spring after a four-year absence in a revival of Richard Greenberg’s play, “Take Me Out.” That manufacturing was rescheduled to subsequent yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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