After Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland broke up with her longtime boyfriend, Matt Prokop, in late August, things seemed to settle down almost immediately. But Star has learned that the actress has been having a difficult time ending their five-year relationship — and has even filed a restraining order against her ex!
“Matt has become obsessed with Sarah,” claims a source. “He calls and texts her constantly and has even said some strange things about her and her dog.It’s terrifying Sarah and she just wants him to stop and for it to all go away.”
Insiders have even told Star that the 24-year-old actor has been seeking treatment for alcohol and marijuana abuse at an Orange County rehab facility since the split. “Matthew has been doing everything he can to remain in Sarah’s life,” the source explains. “But Sarah wants nothing to do with him and has even packed up all his belongings and shipped them back to his family’s home in Texas.”
Matt’s obsessive behavior led the 23-year-old to file a restraining order once he left rehab on Sept. 21. “It’s all getting to be too much,” the insider admits. “At this point, she is beyond creeped out.” In the court documents, Sarah reportedly says, “His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life.”
Matt has been ordered to stay at least 100 feet away from Sarah and her dog at all times.
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2014.