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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the openly gay star of Modern Family, made his first public appearance with boyfriend Justin Mikita, Us Magazine reports.

Ferguson, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Mitchell, partner of Cameron (Eric Stonestreet), on the ABC comedy, was spotted with Mikita (Can't Be Heaven) at ELLE's Women in Television event in West Hollywood on Thursday.

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"So @justinmikita and I are at the Elle Women in TV party," Ferguson tweeted, adding a photo of their nameplates. Mikita also shared a photo of the couple posing together at the event.

Reps for Ferguson declined to comment.

Check out a humorous PSA that Ferguson and Stonestreet filmed for The Trevor Project below: