Eric Stonestreet Responds to Trolls With Aged Picture of His Fiancée

  • “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet shared a digitally aged picture of his fiancée on Instagram.
  • The post came after critics said he looked too old to be her fiancé.
  • The 49-year-old actor announced his engagement to 42-year-old nurse Lindsay Schweitzer on Sunday.

Eric Stonestreet shared a digitally aged picture of his fiancée on Instagram after people commented that he was “too old” for his girlfriend on a post about his engagement.

Earlier this week, the actor, known for his role in “Modern Family” for which he received two Emmy awards, announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Lindsay Schweitzer. 

The pair have been dating since 2016 according to PEOPLE and Stonestreet shared the news through a post on Instagram.

On Sunday, the 49-year-old actor captioned a post displaying Schweitzer’s engagement ring: “She said, ‘She’d have her people call my people.'”

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Whilst this was mostly met with praise from fans and celebrities such as Michael Bublé and “Shazam” star Zachary Levi, some commenters wrote that Stonestreet looked like his fiancée’s “grandad.” Hence on Wednesday, the Emmy award-winning actor hit back with new pictures featuring himself and Schweitzer but with Schweitzer digitally edited to look much older.

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“Apparently a lot of people think I look too old, as a 49 year old man, to be engaged to my almost 42 year old fiancé,” he captioned the post on Instagram. “Look, she can’t help that she looks so great at 42 and I can’t help that I apparently look like her grandad so, I fixed it for everyone.”

Stonestreet’s colleagues from “Modern Family” commented lighthearted jokes on this post. The executive producer of the show, Danny wrote: “You always do this to both your fictional and actual spouses!”

In the series about three different but related families, Stonestreet plays Cameron Tucker, a bubbly gay man who is married to a lawyer Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).

Ferguson also commented on the Instagram post compared the relationship to that of the show’s couple with a 20 year age gap, Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara). “I assume these are the same people who love Jay & Gloria’s relationship,” He wrote. “Which is where YOU got the idea of having a younger spouse, right?”

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