Modern Family fans have been waiting for lovable gay couple Cameron and Mitchell to officially marry since…well, since the show’s pilot premiered. Now, four seasons later, we may actually hear those long-awaited wedding bells.
After Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling officially struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd hinted that the decision may affect the show’s fifth season. “It’s a real possibility,” Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn’t have in prior seasons.”
Fan favorite characters Cameron Tucker and Mitchell Pritchett are committed partners and fathers to their adopted Vietnamese daughter Lily Tucker-Pritchett. Despite their successful relationship and family life, they have never been married, but that may change in the upcoming season. In his conversation with EW, Lloyd added, “As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell’s life, they would be feeling that a door has opened that was closed to them. Wouldn’t it be pretty tempting to think about walking through it? We imagine a lot of gay couples today are deciding whether to get married now that it’s open to them. From our standpoint, that’s something to explore.”
At this point, we don’t know for sure if Cameron and Mitchell finally tie the knot, but we can say that if they do, their wedding will make for one hell of an episode.