Her real name was Beatrice, but fans around the world know her as Stella. The adorable French Bulldog played Stella on the hit show Modern Family.
Good Dog Animals – the company that owned Beatrice – posted the news on Twitter. They said, “With deepest regrets that we have to inform you all that we lost our beloved Beatrice. Our hearts are broken and we are devastated. It was way to soon, but we are happy in knowing how many lives she affected. She will always be our brightest star! 🌟 #modernfamily #moderndog”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who played Mitch on Modern Family, then tweeted a photo of himself with Beatrice, saying, “Rest in peace sweet Beatrice. We love you so much.”
Ed O’ Neil’s character (Jay Pritchett) pampered Stella in the show. And, according to Beatrice’s real owners, the man and dog were as close off screen as they were on screen.
Guin and Steve Solomon, from Good Dog Animals, said, “Ed O’Neill is in love with her! It’s very easy working with him because he brings Beatrice treats like popcorn and always looks out for her – like we’ll be doing scenes in the backyard by the pool and in between takes he’ll say, ‘Would you please get Beatrice an umbrella, she’s in the sun!'”
Modern Family wasn’t the only show Beatrice starred in. She had additional appearances in both Crazy Ex-Girlfriends and Workaholics.