He was in LAX, waiting for his plane to board, so he could jet off to Hawaii when a seemingly random woman asked to take a picture with him.
In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Ed O’Neill, the 70-year-old actor who plays Jay on ABC’s Modern Family, unknowingly took a photo with Spears that she then posted to her Instagram and Twitter, getting thousands of likes.
It was only when his manager called to ask him about the popular picture, that he learned it was Britney Spears.
“I mean, look at the look on my face– do I look like I’m sitting with Britney Spears?” the actor joked.
Well, I’m sure he won’t be forgetting her face anytime soon. Or, at least, we hope.
O’Neill did call to apologize for not recognizing her in the moment, after being shamed by his daughter Sophia.