Modern Family Co-Creator Offers Ann Romney Role As Gay Wedding Officiant... Once It's 'Legal'

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in a scene from 'Modern Family'; inset: Ann Romney Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in a scene from 'Modern Family'; inset: Ann Romney

Ann Romney (wife of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney) recently named “Modern Family” as her favorite TV show.

The somewhat surprising news prompted Steve Levitan, co-creator of the LGBT-inclusive ABC series, to thank the politician’s wife for her support while offering her an ironic role on the award-winning sitcom.

“Thrilled Ann Romney says ModFam is her favorite show,” he Tweeted on Tuesday.

“We’ll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam’s wedding. As soon as it’s legal,” he added, referencing the series’ gay couple played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.

Levitan’s tongue-in-cheek offer was seemingly meant as a dig at Mr. Romney, who has stated he believes marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.

“Modern Family” returns with the premiere of Season 4 on September 26 at 9/8c on ABC.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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