Sarah Hyland Speaks Out About Breakup With Matthew Prokop
By Zach Seemayer
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, who was recently in the news when she got a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop, went on The Meredith Vieira Show and opened up a bit about her trying experience.
The 23-year-old actress and her dog Barkley Bixby, sat down with Meredith Vieira, who asked her about "moving beyond an abusive relationship."
According to Hyland, she turns to the works of literary legends to find the strength to keep going through difficult times.
"There are two quotes that I want to say. One is a Dylan Thomas poem, 'Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light,' which is one of my favorite poems," Hyland shared. "It just strikes a chord in me. And also Robert Frost's 'The only way out is through.'"
On September 19, 2014, Hyland obtained a restraining order against Highschool Music 3 actor Matthew Prokop, 24, after he allegedly choked her, threatened to harm her dog and threatened to burn her house down, according to court documents.