First meeting during an audition for High School Musical in 2008, the duo – she is currently 23, he is 24 – then starred together in Disney Channel’s Original Movie Geek Charming.
“He helps me with my medication and takes me to doctor appointments and all the stuff that I need to do to take care of myself,” Hyland said. “Any other 21-year-old guy would not be there, I guarantee it. I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have him be there for me.”
While the split may still be fresh, Hyland showed no signs of sadness while celebrating Modern Family‘s outstanding comedy series win after Monday night’s Emmy Awards.
• Reporting by MELODY CHIU