Modern Family's Ty Burrell Opens Up About Family And Parenting

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell is taking baby steps in his real-life role as Dad, and in the September issue of Redbook, he opens up about his family, marriage, and parenting – Ty and his wife Holly recently adopted a daughter, Frances.

REDBOOK’s September issue hits newsstands August 24.

On whether he’s a better husband and dad than Phil is on the show: “I’m more neurotic than Phil, but I screw things up just as much as he does. Holly, my wife, knows how much of Phil is actually me, so she has a good laugh. At this stage, my parenting consists of being a pit-crew member, where I step in and I wash and feed.”

On what’s modern about his real-life family: “My wife handles all of our technology. So if something goes wrong with the computer, I throw my arms and step aside while the IT gal figures it out.”

On how their adopted daughter, Frances, brought him and his wife closer: “There’s lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point.”