‘Modern Family’ star Eric Stonestreet is engaged to longtime girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer


“Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Lindsay Schweitzer in true comedic fashion with an Instagram post Sunday.

Rather than the standard line, “She said yes,” Stonestreet, 49, cheekily captioned a photo of him and his girlfriend of nearly five years with, “She said, ‘She’d have her people call my people.’ “

Schweitzer, a pediatric nurse, smiled happily in each of the three photos, while showing off the sizable engagement sparkler. The two-time Emmy-winning actor hammed it up showing different emotions in each photo.

People, which confirmed the engagement, reported Stonestreet and Schweitzer began dating shortly after meeting at a Kansas City charity event in 2016.

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Hollywood stars sent their congratulations to Schweitzer and Stonestreet, who played the screen husband to Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Mitchell Pritchett from 2009 to 2020 on ABC’s “Modern Family.”

Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in season five of “Modern Family,” in which Mitch and Cam got married with their daughter, Lily, serving as flower girl.

Gwyneth Paltrow commented on Instagram, “YAY!!! We are so happy for you.”

Zachary Levi wrote, “Congrats duuuuuuuude!!!”

Singer Michael Bublé sent “congrats” and more than a dozen heart emojis.

USA TODAY has reached out to Stonestreet’s reps for confirmation.

Stonestreet raved about his new girlfriend to Ellen DeGeneres during a 2017 appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres 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,” Stonestreet responded. “I’m a very high-strung person.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘Modern Family’ grows: Eric Stonestreet engaged to Lindsay Schweitzer