Ed O'Neill must live under a rock.
During Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Modern Family star explained that he didn't recognize Britney Spears when she approached him for a photo (above) over a year ago!
We know, we're shocked too!
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The 70-year-old told Ellen he had no idea it was the pop princess who approached him at LAX last year, saying:
"I was flying alone to Hawaii. I was waiting for my flight to board. They told me the flight was boarding and I picked up — that's 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, I'm the only one here,'"
In fact, the ABC actor admitted that he was clueless until his manager explained that Miz Spears had posted the precious pic on Twitter, adding: