Is Eric Stonestreet gay? Who is he married to in real life?

Who is Eric Stonestreet?

Eric Stonestreet is an American actor and comedian. He is popularly known for his roles in movies like “Bad Teacher”, “The Loft” and “Confirmation.” Eric Stonestreet has also worked in series like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Modern Family.”

Eric Stonestreet’s full name is Eric Allen Stonestreet. He was born on September 9, 1971, in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, to his parents: Jamey Anne Stonestreet (mother) and Vincent Stonestreet (father). As of July 2023, Eric Stonestreet is 51 years old.

About Eric Stonestreet’s parents

Eric Stonestreet’s mother, Jamey Anne Stonestreet (née Ball) worked as a teacher’s assistant. She was the inspiration for Eric Stonestreet’s portrayal of “Cameron Tucker” in “Modern Family.”

Eric Stonestreet’s father, Vincent Stonestreet used to be a retail business owner. Sadly, Vincent Stonestreet was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. He passed away four years later in 2021. In 2022, Eric Stonestreet and his family chose to keep the memory of his father alive by starting a new fund for a pediatric hospice.

Speaking about the fund he started in honour of his late father, Eric Stonestreet said:

“We wanted to make sure that his spirit of generosity was somehow kept alive. He liked to do things and not get the attention got it. Ultimately, I think this is the best version of that because he’s not here and we’re doing it in spite of him and for him.”

About Eric Stonestreet’s siblings

Eric Stonestreet has a sister named Mauria Stonestreet. She is a professional autism specialist who has worked in the public school system for over 15 years. Mauria Stonestreet attended Kansas City University and graduated in 1994 with a degree in speech-language pathology.

About Eric Stonestreet’s sexuality

Despite his portrayal of a gay man in “Modern Family”, Eric Stonestreet is a straight man. Stonestreet has often referred to himself as openly straight in the media, a funny way of referencing how gay people come out of the closet.

Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in ‘Modern Family’.

About Eric Stonestreet’s gay character in ‘Modern Family’

From 2009 to 2020, Eric Stonestreet portrayed a gay man named “Cameron Tucker” on the sitcom “Modern Family”. Stonestreet played the character so well many people still struggle to believe he is straight in real life.

His character was married to another character, “Mitchell Vincent Pritchett”, portrayed by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who is gay in real life. Ferguson has often playfully called Stonestreet “gay-for-pay”, an expression that describes heterosexual or straight individuals who “do gay stuff” for money.

Despite being straight, Eric Stonestreet is a staunch supporter of LGBTQ+ rights.

About Eric Stonestreet’s marriage and wedding

As of July 2023, Eric Stonestreet is unmarried and has no wife. However, he is currently engaged to his girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer.

Eric Stonestreet’s wife

As of the date of publishing this article, “Modern Family” actor Eric Stonestreet does not yet have a wife. He got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer in August 2021. They are yet to officially wed.

List of women Eric Stonestreet has dated

  1. Eric Stonestreet and Katherine Tokarz dated in 2009.
  2. Eric Stonestreet was rumoured to have dated Bethenny Frankel in 2015 but this was later found to be untrue.
  3. Eric Stonestreet has been dating Lindsay Schweitzer since 2016.

About Eric Stonestreet’s relationship with Katherine Tokarz

Katherine Tokarz is an American actress known for her work in movies like “Alexa & Katie” and “The Neighbors.” She was previously married to American producer, Bret Calvert.

Eric Stonestreet and Katherine Tokarz met in 2009 at a “Rock of Ages” performance that Tokarz starred in. At their first meeting, Katherine Tokarz thoughts Eric Stonestreet was gay until they got to know each other better. Sadly, the couple broke up about three years later. Their split was announced in September 2012. However, sources close to the couple revealed that they had split several months before the announcement.

Eric Stonestreet and his ex-girlfriend Katherine Tokarz.

About Eric Stonestreet’s relationship with Lindsay Schweitzer

Lindsay Schweitzer is a pediatric nurse and the mother of twin sons. Not much information is currently available about her background and personal life.

Schweitzer and Stonestreet met at a charity event in Kansas City in 2016. They hit it off and started dating not long after. Lindsay Schweitzer has twin sons from a previous relationship.

About his relationship with Lindsay Schweitzer, Eric Stonestreet said:

“You know, I’ve won a lot in life … But I definitely win with Lindsay. She’s such an amazing person and I’m thankful we met.”

Eric Stonestreet and Lindsay Schweitzer.

On August 22, 2021, Eric Stonestreet proposed to Lindsay Schweitzer. In an interview, Stonestreet described Schweitzer as a uniquely qualified individual to be his fiancée.

He said:

“I joke all the time that she’s uniquely qualified to be my fiancee because she can put up with me.”

Eric Stonestreet and fiancée Lindsay Schweitzer.

About Eric Stonestreet’s kids

As of the time of publishing this article, Eric Stonestreet does not have a child of his own. However, his fiancée, Lindsay Schweitzer is a mother of two boys from a previous relationship. If Stonestreet and Lindsay Schweitzer eventually marry, the actor will become stepdad to Schweitzer’s two sons.

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