‘Modern Family’ Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Says He’s Raising His Son ‘Gay until He Decides He’s Straight’

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Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has divided a lot of opinions this week after he spoke out and joked about how he’s raising his baby son…

Because he’s apparently raising his son as “gay until he decides he’s straight.”

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Here’s the full story…

Now, anyone who is anyone has watched Modern Family.

The hit ABC TV series follows the eventful and chaotic lives of the Dumphy and Pritchett families.

It has become one of the most viewed sitcoms of all time.

And they have also loved seeing the development of all the characters, both young and old.

Modern Family aired its final season last year…

And it’s safe to say that we were all devastated to say goodbye to our favorite family.

This has been their livelihood for the last ten years and strong friendships have been formed amongst them all.

The cast all have their own hectic family lives behind the scenes.

Including Jesse Tyler Ferguson…

Who is best known as the uptight yet lovable Mitchell.

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And last year in July, the couple welcomed their baby boy into the world.

The actor took to Instagram to announce the arrival of baby Beckett…

And it’s clear how happy he and Jason are being dads to their son.

But earlier this week, Jesse divided a lot of opinions when he spoke about how he’s raising his son…

And it’s all to do with his son’s sexuality.

On Monday, Jesse appeared on The Ellen Show to chat about his new life as a dad…

And he made a rather startling revelation about his parenting techniques!

When asked about how he’s finding parenthood, he said:

“It’s a new person in your life and just like anyone else… you’ve gotta figure out if you like him. It takes a little bit of time. I really do like him. It’s been a lot of fun.”

The actor noted that he’s wanted to become a dad “for a long time” but was waiting on husband Justin Mikita, who is ten years his junior.

“I was like, ‘You let me know when you’re ready. But I was ready yesterday!” he said.

But then, Jesse made a joke that got everyone confused.

“We’re raising him gay until he decides he’s straight,” he said while laughing.
“On the way back from the hospital, we played Britney Spears because that was what Justin demanded we listen to, his first exposure to music.”

Jesse then clarified that he and Justin will love their son if he’s straight…

“Justin and I were saying, we can just tell he’s gonna be such a straight kid. Who knows? He can do whatever he wants. I have a feeling he’s gonna wanna play football. I can just tell. I’m gonna have to learn how to do all those things,” he explained.

For now, the pair are focusing on “stuffing [Beckett’s] little sausage legs” into the “nicest baby clothes” Taylor Swift sent them.

You don’t get any more A-lister than that, right?!

You can check out Jesse’s full chat with Ellen here:

And for more on celeb baby news, scroll on…