Jesse Tyler Ferguson has announced he's engaged to marry boyfriend Justin Mikita.

The 36-year-old Ferguson has received 3 Emmy Award nominations for playing Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC Wednesday night comedy hit Modern Family.

On the show, Ferguson plays a gay man raising a daughter with his partner.

Ferguson and Mikita, a lawyer, slipped in their engagement announcement in a video for their Tie the Knot foundation.

“I want to tell you about a foundation that I'm launching called Tie the Knot,” Ferguson says while seated on a couch. “It's a very exciting new project that I created with my lover ...”

Mikita is heard interrupting with, “You know I hate that word.”

After Ferguson cycles through several other options – partner, boyfriend, fella – he finally blurts out, “My fiancee.”

“It's true I popped the big q,” Ferguson says.

“I said yes,” Mikita says as he joins Ferguson on the couch.

“A little too eagerly if you ask me,” Ferguson whispers into the camera. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Proceeds from sales of the couple's bow ties at Tie the Knot will benefit organizations seeking to expand marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.