Matt Prokop Is Haley's New Love Interest!

How fun would it be to have your real-life boyfriend cast as your on-screen love interest? Let's ask Modern Family's Sarah Hyland -- she knows all about it.

Modern Family has cast the latest love interest for Haley Dunphy (Sarah Hyland) and the man they chose might surprise you -- it just so happens to be Sarah Hyland's boyfriend.

Sarah Hyland's real-life boyfriend, High School Musical 3 star, Matt Prokop, has been cast as Haley's newest love interest, Ethan, according to confirmation from TV Guide.

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So, how is his character introduced on the ABC comedy?

In true Modern Family fashion, it's all relative.

Ethan is making the move to town in order to attend college, plus he's the nephew of one of Claire Dunphy's (Julie Bowen) friends.

Of course, it couldn't hurt to have mom introduce you to the new hottie, could it?

When the Modern Family parents become involved there's never a dull moment. Do you think Ethan can handle the Dunphy family?

This isn't Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop's first time appearing in a project together. The adorable pair appeared in Conception together and starred in Disney's Geek Charming.

That's not all. They'll also appear in Struck by Lightning, written by and starring Glee's Chris Colfer.

Modern Family is continuing to dominate during this year's awards season. The show recently picked up the comedy series award and episodic comedy award for "Caught in the Act" at the Writers Guild Awards.

We'll be keeping an eye out for Matt Prokop's first appearance. Head over to our comments section and sound off over the casting dish…

What do you think of real-life couples starring together?

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Comments on "Casting alert: Modern Family casts Sarah Hyland's boyfriend"

David Sutton July 16, 2012 | 6:11 PM

I have seen Geek Charming a few times. I like it more each time I see it. I think that Sarah and Matt are great for each other. She is lucky to have him stand by her in time of illness and kidney transplant. They seem like a great couple. They work well together in their films. Hope to see them on Modern Family soon. Thanks, David

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