Sarah Hyland Can Rest a Little Easier Tonight Knowing She’s Safe from Her Ex

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The worst is over… hopefully. After suffering through four years of abuse at the hands of her boyfriend of five years, Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland can rest a little easier tonight knowing he’s no longer allowed to come close to her or he’ll be taken into custody.

According to TMZ, the 23-year-old Modern Family star was granted protection against her 24-year-old ex in the form of a permanent restraining order (for three years, anyway). Here’s everything he must do moving forward, or else he risks jail time:

-Stay 100 yards away from Sarah, as well as her house
-Not go near her job or workplace
-Not own or possess a gun or ammunition
-Stay 100 yards away from Sarah’s dog, Barkley Bixby
-Not attack, threaten or harm the dog in any way

This news comes shortly after Sarah’s celebrity friends, Julie Bowen, Vanessa Hudgens and Ariel Winter, showed their support for the abused young woman. Vanessa even went so far as to say, “All you need is your best friend. I feel like every girl feels that way. All you need is a couple of girls who are always there by your side, you can call no matter what time of the night it is and know that they’ll be there for you. As long as you have that, you’re doing pretty good in life.”

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