MODERN Family’s Eric Stonestreet has played gay character Cam on the program since 2009.
Eric made a special announcement on Instagram on Sunday, August 22, 2021 about he and his long-time girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer.
Who is Eric Stonestreet’s girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer?
Lindsay is a pediatric nurse, according to PEOPLE.
Back in 2017, she had met the TV actor during the Big Slick charity weekend in Kansas City.
A source close to the couple said: “They are very happy to have met each other and are enjoying spending time together.”
Back in 2017, Eric gushed about his girlfriend to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show.
“Your girlfriend is lovely — I met her backstage,” said DeGeneres. “She’s a nurse. That’s a good thing for you, because you’re a hypochondriac.”
“I’m a big baby, too. She calms me — she calms my nerves. I’m a very high-strung person,” Stonestreet admitted.
“You can tell, right? What are you looking at, ma’am?!” he jokingly shouted at a woman in the audience before adding: “My nurse girlfriend will take care of you.”
Are Eric Stonestreet and Lindsay Schweitzer getting married?
Eric announced that he was engaged to Lindsay on Instagram.
The Modern Family star shared three snapshots with his partner as the engaged couple was filled with pure happiness.
In the first snapshot, the ABC had a frightened look on his face as Lindsay showed off her engagement ring.
In the second snap, Eric could not keep his eyes away from Lindsay’s beaming face.
In the last snap, the comedic actor howled at his fullest as he pointed to her ring.
Eric jokingly captioned the photo: “She said, ‘She’d have her people call my people.’”
There has been speculation around Eric’s sexuality as the actor plays a hilarious fan-favorite gay character, Cameron Tucker – Mitchell Pritchett’s husband – on the popular ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Back in 2016, Lorraine Kelly spoke to the TV star about his sexuality during her ITV morning show.
Lorraine started off and said: “I bet everyone asks you this,” before she followed up with: “I can’t believe you’re not gay!”
Eric then made the TV host giggle as he gushed over her regional accent and kept asking her to repeat certain words.
He then mimicked how she said: “I know,” and added: “It’s great.”
Lorraine then turned cute and blushed as they continued their banter.
On the topic of Cam, Eric said: “All I wanted to do was play a great character on TV.
“I feel I got lucky with a great role.”
What did people say about Eric Stonestreet and Lindsay Schweitzer’s engagement?
Eric’s friends and colleagues took to his Instagram post to congratulate the couple on the happy news.
Singer Michael Buble stated: “Congrats you beautiful couple you.”
Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, Sofía Vergara’s son, wrote: “Congratulations!!!!”
Bethany Frankel cheered: “YES.”
Zachary Levi added: “Congrats duuuuuuuuuuude!!!”
A commentator mentioned: “Mitchell will not like this.”