Actress splits from boyfriend after five years together

It has been announced that Sarah Hyland has split from her boyfriend of five years, Matt Prokop.

Her rep confirmed the news after sources told US Weekly it was all of between the two: “They decided they would be better off as friends.”

The news comes only a day after Sarah walked the Emmy’s red carpet alone.

Sarah and Matt met in 2008 and later went on to star together in high-school rom-com Geek Charming in 2011. 

It is not known who will get custody of the couple’s dog Barkley, who often features in Sarah’s Instagram photos. 

We're sure her Modern Family co-stars are keeping her smiling during her hard break-up – why can't it ever be easy?