“You make a pretend papa proud,” Ferguson said of Aubrey Anderson-Emmons.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson recently reunited with his TV daughter Aubrey Anderson-Emmons for an adorable reason.
The actor, who played Mitchell Pritchett on “Modern Family,” shared a photo of himself to Instagram on Thursday alongside Anderson-Emmons, who played Lily on the beloved ABC sitcom, at a performance of her high school play.
“Got to see my talented pretend daughter @aubreyandersonemmons in her high school production of THE BURN,” Ferguson wrote in the caption.
Ferguson also noted how long it had been since he first met Anderson-Emmons, saying she was just a few months older at the time than his eldest child is now. Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita share two children: Beckett, 3, and Sullivan, who turns 1 this month.
“Look at her now!!! Congrats, Aubrey!” he added. “You were SO great! Love you! You make a pretend papa proud.”
On “Modern Family,” Lily was the adopted daughter of Mitchell and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet). Anderson-Emmons joined the show in season 3 and remained through the 11th and final season, which ended in 2020.