'Modern Family' star thought this was just some random fan who wanted a photo. It was Britney Spears.

'Modern Family' star thought this was just some random fan who wanted a photo. It was Britney Spears.
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Modern Family star Ed O'Neill stopped by Ellen earlier this week to talk about playing a seven-tentacled octopus in the new Pixar film Finding Dory when the talk-show host brought up an embarrassing encounter he had with one Britney Spears. Apparently, Spears requested a photo with the Modern Family star, and though he obliged, he totally just thought she was some random fan and not one of the most famous women in music.​ To hear him talk about it, skip to the 3:05 mark.

Ed, that's Britney, bitch. You know, the outrageously famous singer? Who's been a pop culture staple since the late 90s? The girl whose face has been plastered pretty much everywhere for the past decade and a half? Yeah, that Britney Spears.

Ed O'Neill is such a dad.

Still, whether he knew it was her or not, she still made a good impression, since Britt captioned the photo, "Fancy running into this guy! Such a sweetheart!!" when she tweeted the pic back in March 2015.

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O'Neill's 17-year-old daughter Sophia will probably never stop rolling her eyes at him for this one.

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