Modern Family star splits from girlfriend

2012-09-19 13:39
Los Angeles - Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet has split from his long-term girlfriend.

The actor - who plays Cameron Tucker in the hit sitcom - and Broadway star Katherine Tokarz decided to end their three-year relationship "a couple of months ago", according to In Touch magazine.

His representative confirmed the split and said he's eager to finding love again, telling the publication: "Eric is happy and looking to date."

Thought he was interested in men

Eric - whose Modern Family character raises a little girl, Lily, with his long-term boyfriend Mitchell Pritchatt - and Katherine met in 2009 at a Rock of Ages performance the actress was starring in.

However, Eric joked about how she thought he was interested in men before she got to know him.

He said: "I kind of always felt like I had to dig myself out of a bit of a hole and let girls know that I'm actually straight.

"But she was like, 'Oh, I was watching The View and saw that you weren't gay!'."