Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop Break Up After 5 Years of Dating: Inside Their Split

Modern Family star and longtime boyfriend reportedly "decided they would be better off as friends"

By Rebecca Macatee Aug 26, 2014 3:49 PMTags
Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland, Emmy Awards, 2013Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Sarah Hyland is a single lady for the first time in a long while!

The Modern Family star's rep confirmed to E! News Tuesday that she and boyfriend Matt Prokop had split after five years of dating. "She is having a good time right now. They thought they would be better off as friends," a source says. "It was amicable."

Sarah, 23, attended the 2014 Emmy Awards without her ex, 24, but she certainly didn't have a case of the breakup blues. Modern Family won for Outstanding Comedy Series—its fifth year in row —tying Frasier's record in the category. Later in the evening, Sarah attended an HBO afterparty with pals and appeared to be in a "very good mood," said an eyewitness.

She Instagrammed pictures with her co-stars throughout the evening, and later posted a solo shot showing her with a huge smile on her face. "This sums up the #emmys2014 for me," she wrote of the gleeful snap. "Thank you to those who voted for us!!! I can't believe we won!!!! #emmys #modernfamily."

Don't think that Sarah's post-split smiles indicate that Matt was a minor part of her life, though. Last year, the Vampire Academy star told E! News she and her then-beau were "practically married," saying, "We have a dog and live together, so I'm OK with that."

It seems she and Matt parted on amicable terms. And who knows? Maybe Sofía Vergara's "Big Boy" Joe Manganiello can introduce her to one of his hot pals!

Us Weekly was first to report the couple's split.

—Reporting by Lindsay Good, Baker Machado and Marc Malkin