Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita’s family is about to get a little bigger. On Friday, May 27, Ferguson announced in an Instagram video that he and his husband were expecting their second child. The new baby will join their son, Beckett Mercer, who was born in July 2020.
Ferguson’s lengthy Instagram caption began, “@justinmikita and I have some exciting news, we’re expecting #2! Our growing family will be a family of four later this fall! We’re thrilled Beckett has a brother.”
From there, the actor used his post to address the heartbreaking current events affecting everyone’s lives right now. “Like the majority of people in this country right now, we are heartbroken by the attacks across the country – from senseless gun violence to state-by-state attacks on our transgender family and an avalanche of attacks on reproductive health. women,” he wrote.
The “Modern Family” star went on to share how he and Mikita act. The couple have teamed up with small, women-owned business MiliMili on a line of “sleeping bags, crib sheets, eye masks and bathrobes” designed by queer artist Katie Kaapcke. All proceeds from the collaboration will go to Ferguson and Mikita’s nonprofit organization, Pronoun.org. “We will use these resources to target states where reproductive health and transgender rights are currently under constant attack,” Ferguson wrote.
Additionally, the couple is kicking off their campaign with $25,000 donations to the ACLU, National Abortion Federation and Everytown For Gun Safety. “We are so excited to have a little one join our growing family – and so proud to support the choice to do so,” added Ferguson.
Ferguson and Mikita got married in 2013. Since then, they’ve been dedicated to preserving and promoting LGBTQ+ rights through their nonprofit. They’ve also been open with their fans about their parenting journey since welcoming Beckett amid the pandemic. Earlier in May, Ferguson revealed to People that Beckett may have already caught the acting bug. “Maybe he caught the bug early on,” Ferguson said. “We’re starting him off with ‘Sesame Street’. We showed him some videos of me performing. He’s excited to see me on stage. It’s exciting for him.
As exciting as becoming a big brother? Fans of the couple will have to stay tuned until the fall to see how Beckett reacts to his new role.