The first season of “Modern Family” aired back in 2009, and boy, how the time has flown by! The cast hit the red carpet at the Emmys, and it’s very apparent that eight years has passed—because the kids from the show are practically all grown up now!
Sarah Hyland, who plays Haley, the eldest of the Dunphy children, was 19 when the first season came to television screens. Soon, she’ll be turning 27. Can you believe it? Meanwhile, Jeremy Maguire, who was cast on the show in 2015 to play little Joe Pritchett, is now 6 years old.
With eight seasons under their belts and having been approved for seasons nine and 10, the “Modern Family” cast isn’t going anywhere. People have loved watching them on screen for years, as evidenced by the fact that they were up for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
You’ll see plenty more of these (all grown-up) kids on your TVs in the future, but for now—let’s take a look at how much they’ve grown.
1. Sarah Hyland As Haley Dunphy
Here’s the actress back in 2009.
Her dress at the 2017 Emmys was stunning.
2. Ariel Winter As Alex Dunphy
She was just 11 years old when she began starring in “Modern Family.” Here she is, cute as can be, back in 2010.
In 2017, she’s 19 years old. And she couldn’t have looked more grown up at the Emmys!
3. Nolan Gould As Luke Dunphy
Gould was also 11 years old at the start of the series. He’s got an adorable baby face in this photo from 2010.
Now, he’s 18 years old, and has turned into a dashing young man.
4. Aubrey Anderson-Emmons As Lily Tucker-Pritchett
She was just 4 years old when she started playing the role of Lily on the show in 2011. Look at how tiny!
The now 10-year-old Aubrey was absolutely adorable on the Emmys red carpet in 2017.
5. Rico Rodriguez As Manny Delgado
Rodriguez was 11 years old when the show first aired.
He’s now 19 years old. How time flies!
6. Jeremy Maguire As Joe Pritchett
He started the show in 2015, when he was just 4 years old.
Two years later, he’s a totally cute 6-year-old.
They grow up so fast, don’t they?