Sarah Hyland isn’t looking date anyone in the near future following her restraining order against ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop. Sarah will ‘bounce back,’ but she needs time to cope with her scary situation.
It’s going to be awhile before Sarah Hyland, 23, is ready to date again. The Modern Family star recently filed a restraining order against her boyfriend Matt Prokop, 24, after he allegedly “choked” her. For the time being, Sarah is keeping her mind on work and off her ex.
Sarah Hyland Not Looking For Another Boyfriend Following Matt Prokop Restraining Order
“She just wants to leave this situation behind her,” an insider told Us Weekly about Sarah’s situation with her ex-boyfriend Matt.
The source revealed that it will take time “before she’s ready to date again,” and Sarah is “focusing on work” for now.
Sarah filed the restraining order on Sept. 21. In the documents, Sarah alleges that Matt pinned her against a car during an an argument in May 2014, according to TMZ. Matt allegedly choked her and called her an offensive name.
This may be a difficult time for Sarah, but she’s going to “bounce back” better than ever.
“She’s a strong girl,” the source told Us Weekly. “I have no doubt she will bounce back from this. She’s been through a lot in her life, but she’s still an amazing and strong person.”
Sarah and Matt dated for over five years, and Matt wasn’t accepting of their split whatsoever. Before Sarah took a major step by filing the restraining order, “[Matthew would] call and text her constantly and had even said some strange things about her and her dog,” a source revealed to Star magazine. “[It was] terrifying Sarah and she just wanted him to stop and for it to all go away.”
Matt went to a rehab facility to seek treatment for alcohol and marijuana abuse, but the director of the facility reportedly called Sarah and recommended she seek a restraining order.
“It’s all getting to be too much,” the source continued. “At this point, she is beyond creeped out.”
The actress has been leaning on her Modern Family cast during her time of need. Stay strong, Sarah!
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s the right decision for Sarah to hold off on dating for awhile? Who do you think she should date next? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson