However, Ed’s most recent encounter is actually the worst. ", It was O'Neill's manager who later informed the actor that he posed with Spears.

Spears, 33, Tweeted a photo Saturday of her run-in with the Modern Family star, 68. I got the manager's number," he said.

It wasn't until the next day that O'Neill realized his oversight.

Fancy running into this guy! About Us • Contact Us • Privacy Policy • Sitemap. Watch O'Neill's full interview with Ellen on Finding Dory and his Britney blunder above.

© Copyright 2020 – One Country. Ed O'Neill didn’t recognize Britney Spears when she came up to him in an airport.

Ed O’Neill’s one of America’s favorite dads of all-time does not know who Britney Spears is. I was waiting for my flight to board," he recalled. “Fancy running into this guy!” she wrote, adding two Spears-esque emoji (prayer hands and a happy face).

", We're glad he shared his little story.

And I was like, 'Well, I'm here, I'm the only one here,'" he joked. Ellen's "Finding Dory" co-star snapped a photo with one of his biggest fans... who also happens to be one of the world's biggest stars. But we’re sure he would if he could. It's because, amazingly, the Modern Family star had no idea it was her!

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"So I said, 'Sure, fine, you know, OK.' So she sat there and we took it and I said, 'Have a nice trip, I’m going,' and I left.

It wasn’t until Ed O’Neill’s manager called him the next day to inquire what he was doing posing with Britney Spears after her photo got thousands of likes and retweets that he realized who she was. "I didn't know it was her," O'Neill said. Fancy running into this guy! She countered, "$8.50… well, I'm the star, so $9.00 an hour," sending the crowd into hysterics. Ed O'Neill talks about meeting, and not recognizing, Britney Spears. Check out Spears' new 'do and her incredible bikini bod in the video below! ", But Brit-Brit didn't seem to mind. Photo proof of how much the pop star loves ABC's hit sitcom. His daughter only replied, “I’m having you committed.” Because it was Taylor Swift.

And we’re talking legit famous people.

Spears of course tweeted the photo of herself with O'Neill, captioning it, "Fancy running into this guy! The 70-year-old Modern Family star recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Monday, when he told the hilarious story behind a pic Spears tweeted last March of the two together at Los Angeles International Airport. And I was like, 'Well I'm here, I'm the only one here' know.". Additionally, Ed and Ellen spoke on their respective roles in the hotly anticipated Finding Dory, out in theaters June 17. Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and ​celebrity gossip.

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"You know my daughter Sofia she said, 'you are a moron.'

"They told me the flight was boarding and I picked up -- that’s a little Modern Family hat., WATCH: Britney Spears Stuns in Red Lingerie, Hits the Stripper Pole in Billboard Music Awards. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. It's Britney Spears'… I mean.

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She came up and said, 'Oh, Mr. O'Neill, I love Modern Family, and you're my favorite on the show.' "I was flying alone to Hawaii. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. I saw a woman approaching me so I just flopped it on, you know, I was leaving. Still, as well-known as Britney is, the pop star apparently isn’t on Ed O’Neill’s radar. Spears approached him for a photo last year at the Los Angeles International Airport, O'Neill recalls on Monday's Ellen DeGeneres Show: "She came up and said, 'Oh Mr. O'Neill I love Modern Family. The 70-year-old actor told DeGeneres, "My manager texts me and goes, 'What is this? Modern Family star Ed O’Neill’s pop music knowledge is apparently pretty limited, judging by his encounter with princess of pop Britney Spears. Ellen teased. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. This shouldn’t surprise anyone on Team Britney: The pop star is a big Ed O’Neill fan. © 2020 E! His daughter didn’t call him a moron that time but did threaten to have him committed for not recognizing one of the biggest pop stars in the world for the second time around.

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It’s safe to say Ed O’Neill is something of a sitcom legend. So he graciously posed for a snap, but thinking it was just some random fan and not a superstar, the bored expression on his face says it all.

Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. Such a sweetheart!!". Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! Princess of pop Britney Spears is, of course, a legend in her own right too. Get push notifications with news, features and more. Ed O'Neill may be one of the only people in the world to not recognize Britney Spears.

Ed O’Neill’s one of America’s favorite dads of all-time does not know who Britney Spears is. Spears, 33, Tweeted a photo Saturday of her run-in with the Modern Family star, 68. Britney Spears might be one of the biggest names in pop music, but Ed O’Neill didn’t recognize her when the self-confessed Modern Family fan stopped him for a photograph.

© 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Do I look like I'm sitting with Britney Spears?

That one’s fair, he was on the phone. 53,000 likes.

His manager called him the next day and said it had tons of likes.

It's fantastic.".

And so is DeGeneres, who noted, "No one else taking a picture with Britney Spears would have that look on their face.

After sufficiently fawning over the actor, Spears secured the photo her inner fan-girl so desperately wanted. '” He went on.

Ed O'Neill may be one of the only people in the world to not recognize Britney Spears. "I mean, look at the look on my face -- do I look like I'm sitting with Britney Spears?" Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fancy running into this guy! Look at the look on my face. Today, kids know Ed O’Neill as the tough-nosed, soft-hearted Jay Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family.” To me, he will always be Al Bundy, the shoe salesman from “Married With Children,” who made it out of Chicago and to sunny LA to start a new life with a new family. ", WATCH: 'Modern Family' Cast Talks Craziest Fan Encounters. "I didn't know it was her," the Modern Family star told Ellen DeGeneres about the only-could-happen-to-a-sitcom-legend moment in an interview airing on Monday's Ellen. He rushed him off the phone and had no idea who he was talking to. We bet O'Neill wouldn't have a problem recognizing Spears now, even with her fabulous new haircut. O'Neill isn't smiling in the snap, which has over 6,500 likes on Twitter. In the pic the smiling Spears is sitting next to a cross-legged O'Neill, who was sporting a Modern Family headband. “She said, ‘let’s take a selfie.’ And I said, ‘okay.'”. While attending his TV granddaughter’s; Sarah Hyland, birthday party he said a young woman approached him, “she said, ‘hi again.’ And I said, ‘hi, yes. "She came up and said oh Mr. O'Neill I love Modern Family," he recalled. Such a sweetheart!! We're pretty sure that any man -- famous or not -- would be pretty thrilled if Britney Spears wanted to take a picture with them. Next: Modern Family: Season 10's Emotional Death Explained, All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers.

He does look decidedly not thrilled—but what a story! Ed O’Neill has not yet reTweeted or replied to Spears’ fan photo, because he does not use Twitter.

During a recent appearance on “The Ellen Show,” Ed revealed that he has problems recognizing famous people– even though he’s a famous person. So I had to tell my little story.

Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. It's Britney Spears.'". Ed O'Neill has likely taken hundreds of selfies with young, starstruck, blond fans. He immediately texted the photo to his daughter and asked who it was. Do I look like I'm sitting with Britney Spears?".

I'm sorry. "You make $9.00 as well, right?" ☺️ Such a sweetheart!!

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By signing up, you agree to our But the Finding Dory star now admits he didn't know actually know he was taking a picture with the pop superstar. “Funniest show on TV.”. You're my favorite on the show. Nowadays Ed O’Neill is best known for his role as Jay Pritchett, the gruff but soft-hearted patriarch on ABC’s sitcom Modern Family. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Bachelorette: Clare's Ex-Fiancé Benoit Says Not Her Decision to Quit the Show, Who Are The Black Lanterns?

At least that’s the way it seemed when an excited Britney Spears posted a picture on Twitter in March 2015 of her and a nonplussed-looking Ed O’Neill with the caption “Fancy running into this guy! We're pretty sure that any man -- famous or not -- would be pretty thrilled if Britney Spears wanted to take a picture with them. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. The 70-year-old Modern Family star recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Monday, when he …

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