Sarah Hyland was seen at the Emmys without longtime boyfriend Matt Prokop. Reports confirm that the two are no longer a couple, after being together for over five years.
Hyland’s rep told ABC News: They broke up.
Hyland and Prokop first met in 2008, during an audition for Disney’s High School Musical. They later starred together in Disney Channel’s Original Movie Geek Charming and have been together since.
“We had our first formal date at Casa Vega, this little Mexican place. We got to talking and I think it was on the date that we realized we didn’t have to work to impress each other,” Prokop reportedly told Seventeen in 2012, when asked about how they got together. “We were both there for the right reasons. It just felt so natural.”
The twosome started living together in 2011. The Vampire Academy star then said she and her then-beau were raising a pet dog and were “practically married.”
“Pros: It’s cheaper,” Hyland has said about their moving in. “Cons: We’re both really lazy. So, laundry and dishes, we complain about that.”
When the actress was hospitalized for a kidney transplant in 2012, she even told Seventeen magazine that she was grateful to have Prokop’s attentive support:
“He helps me with my medication and takes me to doctor appointments and all the stuff that I need to do to take care of myself,” Hyland said. “Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me.”
On Tuesday, E! News reported that the break-up has not been unpleasant for the couple. “She is having a good time right now. They thought they would be better off as friends,” according to their source “It was amicable.”
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There are no reports about the cause of the break up, although judging from the recent Emmys, it looks as though Hyland is not very sad about it. She was seen all smiles celebrating the night away with the rest of the Modern Family cast.