Ty and his wife Holly married in 2000. They resided in New York City until moving to Salt Lake City in 2008. They still own a two-bedroom apartment in the Astoria, Queens neighborhood which they rent out. The couple have since relocated to Southern California for Burrell's work on Modern Family. On March 18, 2010, it was announced that Burrell and his wife had adopted a baby girl, Frances. In March 2012, Burrell and his wife adopted a second daughter. Burrell is an avid Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers and New York Mets fan.