15Modern Family: Jay and Gloria
When Modern Family launched in 2009, it tried to appeal to every version of the household family of today: houses with typically difficult marriages and lots of kids, houses with same-sex parents and the challenges they face, and houses with remarriages that are fraught with their own unique challenges. They
were right; second marriages are tough -- especially when that second marriage includes a new son and an ethnic wife that's half your age. Jay Pritchett is 61 years old in the first season, while his new wife Gloria is only 30. The couple has a second kid as the show progresses, and they seem utterly in love and happy with each other for the purest and most innocent of reasons. Jay loves Gloria for keeping him sprite and active, while Gloria loves Jay for being supportive, mature, and a seasoned father. Somehow, the marriage works out perfectly.