Britney Spears sat on Ed O’Neill’s Lap and Ed had No Idea!
The Modern Family star Ed O’Neill, posed with Britney Spears for a photo in the LAX airport just months before her newest album release titled ‘Glory’.
During an interview with the Live Kelly Show, O’Neill said he didn’t recognize Spears. When asked if he had ever heard of ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ he said, “I only saw her from those performances. In an airport it’s different.”
O’Neill maintaining his ignorance says he was getting ready to board his flight when a fan-girl requested a photo. “They told me the flight was boarding, and I picked up … a little Modern Family hat. I saw a woman approaching me, so I just flopped it on, you know, I was leaving. She came up and said, ‘Oh, Mr. O’Neill, I love Modern Family, and you’re my favorite on the show.’ And I was like, ‘Well, I’m here, and I’m the only one here.’” Only later to be asked by his manager, “What is this? 53,000 likes. It’s Britney Spears!.”
He was certainly more gracious than Jerry Seinfeild was with Kesha recently.
Britney has never hidden the fact that she is totally into Modern Family. She tweeted: ‘I know everybody is excited about the Super Bowl, but I personally can’t wait to see the next episode of Modern Family! Funniest show on TV.’
A few months after the photo was taken, Ellen Degeneres and Spears paraded through the Westfield Fashion Square mall, Ellen saying, “They could do whatever they want because they are famous.” Eventually allowing fans to snap pictures of them eating icecream while seated at a Pottery Barn dining room display.
Modern Family has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, and has been renewed for two more seasons on ABC.
Britney Spears is a nominee for the 2017 VMA MTV Music Video Awards and is currently performing her Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood through December 2017.