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'Modern Family' Creator Mysterious Divorce

1/12/2016 2:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0111-steven-levitan-getty-01"Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan 's wife has filed for divorce ... his rep says Steve's wife filed "by mistake" and it's being dismissed -- but it looks like the divorce is full steam ahead.

There's a huge amount of money on the line ... in addition to "Modern Family," Steve created "Just Shoot Me!" and also wrote for "Fraiser," "Wings," and "The Larry Sanders Show."

Krista Levitan cites irreconcilable differences in her legal docs, asking to end her 23 year marriage.

The divorce petition, filed by celeb divorce lawyer Stephen Kolodny, says the couple separated on New Year's Eve.  

Steve's rep told us, "The filing was made in error and is being withdrawn."  But we found out Krista just filed proof with the court that she has officially served Steve.

It appears there is no prenup ... their estimated worth is reportedly around $50 mil.  

They have 3 kids but they're all adults, so there's no issue of child support or custody. Krista is, however, asking for spousal support.

Sofia Vergara One Smokin' Hot Bride-To-Be

11/21/2015 2:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1121-sofia-vergara-instagramSofia Vergara is letting everyone take one last glance at at how she looks like without a wedding ring on ... and as expected, it's incredible. 

The actress and her hubby-to-be Joe Manginello touched down in Florida on Friday and are set to officially tie the knot some time this weekend. She posted the pic Saturday from The Breakers resort, and if her wedding dress looks anything like what she posed in, her guests are in for a treat.

Congrats!

Ariel Winter My Dog's My Plus One At Sofia's Wedding

11/21/2015 7:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1121-ariel-winter-dog-splashAriel Winter is done with men, at least for now, because she's bringing her very cute dog to Sofia Vergara's wedding.

Ariel and the samoyed pooch flew out of LAX Friday for Florida, where Sofia and Joe Manganiello will be tying the knot this weekend.

The "Modern Family" star is currently dating Laurent Gaudette ... but looks like he might've taken a back seat to the dog.

Unclear if the dog ordered the steak or the fish.

Sarah Hyland Straight Poop on My BF ... We've Got a New Addition!

10/24/2015 7:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1020-Boo-brown-puppy-Wylders-Holistic-Pet-Center-RescueSarah Hyland and her BF are taking it to the next level -- 'cause nothing says you're serious like committing to grabbing piles of dog crap together. 

Sarah and Dominic Sherwood -- who've been together less than a year -- adopted a lab/shepherd mix puppy from Wylder's Holistic Pet Center in Studio City, CA last weekend ... according to the shop's owner.

The couple was looking for a tiny companion for the "Modern Family" star’s 5-year-old dog ... which she had before Dominic came on the scene. So, this is their first "child" together.

We're told they named her Boo, and immediately took her on a bitchin’ shopping spree, dropping more than a grand on fancy bowls, decorated collars, and yes ... Halloween costumes. 

Welcome to the good life, Boo.

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Ariel Winter Kylie Who?

10/12/2015 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012-ariel-winter-pretty-TWITTER-01Ariel Winter took her boyfriend out to a wedding this weekend, and her fashion sense was on full display.

17-year-old Ariel sported a very low cut lavender bandage dress, while her adult BF (he's 18) went simple suit and tie.

The "Modern Family" star's 18th birthday is just a few months away. 

Kylie Jenner and Bella Thorne might have some really neat ideas for Ariel on how to celebrate the big day when it's finally time -- on January 28, 2016.

If you're counting.

Julie Bowen Hell Yeah, I Talk Birds & Bees ... With 'Mod Fam' Kids

9/30/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Believe it ... TV parents can absolutely teach real-life parents a thing or two -- which Julie Bowen proved by dropping serious relationship knowledge. 

The "Modern Family" hot mom was bolting out of BOA Steakhouse on Sunset and we asked if she has, y'know ... "the talk" with her TV kids. After all, 2 of 'em are at that age -- Nolan Gould is 16, and Ariel Winter is 17.

Sarah Hyland is 24, but what 20-something couldn't use some sex advice, right?

Julie's answer is funny, simple, and awesome. In a nutshell ... keep it clean, kids.

Ariel Winter I'm Finally Free!

5/15/2015 12:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0515-ariel-winter-TMZ-01Ariel Winter's long battle to be free from her mother is finally over -- she's been emancipated. 

The 17-year-old "Modern Family" star has been estranged from her mother, Chrystal Workman since 2012 ... and was removed from the home after allegations of abuse.

Winter was overjoyed at the news, writing, "I am now officially emancipated!!! I'm really lucky I have an amazing support system and lovely people in my life who have given me the support and guidance to have been given this wonderful opportunity."

Winter also thanked her sister, Shanelle Gray ... with whom she's been living. Ariel remained close with her father throughout the ordeal ... and earlier this month posted a photo with him before heading off to her prom.

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Julie Bowen Best Actress In a Supporting Nepal Role

5/8/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0507-julie-bowen-lemonaid-splashJulie Bowen knows the old saying -- when life hands you a deadly earthquake ... make lemonade -- to raise money for the victims of that deadly earthquake.

The "Modern Family" star and her kids joined the Nepal relief effort on Thursday with double barrels of lemon"aid" -- hawking the refreshments to hikers in L.A.'s Fryman Canyon. Even when her kids bailed for a few hours ... Julie held down the fort, solo.

It's like watching an episode of her show play out in real life, just without Sofia Vergara. Which sucks ... but it's for charity, so man up.

Eric Stonestreet Feels Like a Woman At Gay Bar

2/4/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Modern Family Eric Stonestreet Gay"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet's got moves you've never seen ... and he unleashed them all while blowing the roof off a West Hollywood gay bar.

Stonestreet -- who refers to himself as "openly straight" -- channeled his inner Cameron Tucker last weekend at Flaming Saddles. And man ... Eric was feeling like a woman while singing and dancing to Shania Twain. It's pretty awesome.

Watch Eric bring it as he gets down with the rest of the bar. Can you feel it?

'Modern Family' Star Might Have to Miss Oregon Game ... If Work Calls

1/6/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
010515_tyler_burrell_launch_v2 "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell has proof that a $170k-a-week job can have drawbacks ... with the Oregon Ducks superfan saying he might have to miss the National Championship -- if work calls. 

As we previously reported, Burrell is a hardcore Ducks supporter and personal friends with the head coach -- and publicly declared he'd be at the game in Texas to cheer on UO against Ohio St. 

There's just one thing that can stand in his way ... "Modern Family" ... and when we got Burrell in L.A. on Monday, he admitted if push comes to shove ... it's a fight he knows he can't win. 

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'Modern Family' Star Celebrated With Oregon Coach ... After Rose Bowl Win

1/3/2015 8:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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"Modern Family" star Ty Burrell isn't just a HUUGE Oregon fan -- he's also personal friends with UO head coach Mark Helfrich ... and the two bro'd out moments after the Ducks won the Rose Bowl.

TMZ Sports has the footage showing Ty congratulating Mark while the victory fireworks were still going off in the background ... with Ty promising to head to Texas next week to support the team in the National Championship game.

Ty and Mark have been tight for a while ... with Mark even sending out a congratulatory tweet when Burrell won an Emmy back in August.

Ariel Winter Teenage Millionaire Who Spends Like a Teenager

11/11/2014 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
Ariel Winter MoneyAriel Winter pulls in way more money than your average 16-year-old girl, but she eats just like a normal teenager. 

Winter's guardianship requires her sister to file a list of Ariel's expenses.

In the docs, we get a glimpse into Winter's 2013 eating habits ... which are shockingly typical.

-- 8 trips to In-N-Out 
-- 6 trips to Subway
-- 17 trips to Starbucks and Coffee Bean
-- 12 orders from GrubHub (food deliver website)

But then, as a reminder that she's actually not that average, Ariel lists her shopping sprees, which include:

-- $8,938 at Chanel
-- $1,253 in one visit to Victoria's Secret
-- $1,570 at Christian Louboutin

It's not like she can't afford it -- the docs say Winter made about $1.5 million in the last 18 months. 

Greatest allowance ever.

Sarah Hyland Ex-BF Ordered to Stay Away ... That Goes for Her Little Dog Too!

10/6/2014 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
1006-hyland-prokop-tmz-getty-01"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland -- fearing an attack from an ex-BF -- just got some protection from a judge ... who ordered the ex to steer clear of her and her pet Maltipoo -- or go to jail.

TMZ broke the story ... Hyland went to court seeking protection from Matthew Prokop  ... claiming he brutalized her physically and verbally during the past 4 years ... and allegedly threatened to make her dog disappear.

A judge issued a permanent restraining order, Monday in court ... giving Hyland all of the protections she requested. According to the order, Prokop must:

-stay 100 yards away from Hyland and her house
-not go near her job or workplace
-not own or possess a gun or ammunition
-stay 100 yards away from Hyland's dog, Barkley Bixby
-not attack, threaten or harm the dog in any way

The judge's order is in force for 3 years.

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