These three enormous secrets from ‘Modern Family’s’ cast that they managed to hide for 12 years, will surely blow your mind.
It is rare for a TV show to be critically acclaimed and be popular among masses as well. ‘Modern Family’ in itself is a milestone. While the cast of ‘Modern Family’ managed to entertain people as well as grab awards, they were hiding their dark secrets all through. These facts will shock you and make it difficult for you to imagine how they managed to act so effortlessly.
- Sophia was once sued, thanks to her ex!
- Ariel Winter faced maternal abuse
- Sarah Hyland was brutally assaulted by her ex
Sophia was once sued, thanks to her ex!
Sophia Vergara is more than just beautiful bold lips and coca-cola commercial girl. She is a great actress, which she proved by playing Gloria in ‘Modern Family’. But behind the glamour, glitz, and glittery award functions, she was struggling because her ex was after her embryos. You must be wondering why? While she is deeply in love with her fellow TV star and current husband Joe Manganiello, her relationship with her ex Nick Loeb gave her loads of stress. He and Sophia were engaged until the two ended their relationship in 2014. Loeb was actually after one of the parts of her body!
Reportedly both of them had frozen their embryos that the two created during the course of their relationship. Sophia, after breaking up with Loeb, decided to destroy those embryos as she no longer wanted to have kids from him. But, he sued Sophia to stop her from destroying the embryos. Loeb, however, wanted to create children out of frozen embryos. The fight didn’t just end with suing her, he went on to pen a column in “The New York Times” supporting his purported right to do so. Meanwhile, Sophia’s camp clarified that she did not intend to destroy the embryos, but just to keep them frozen. She countersued Loeb to ensure that he’d be unable to produce the resulting children without her permission in turn.
Ariel Winter faced maternal abuse
When Ariel Winter was happily growing up on-screen as Alex Dunphy on ‘Modern Family‘, her growing up, in reality, was particularly grim for the abuses she faced as a child. She managed to hide her real pain in her character’s quips and anecdotes. In her real-life off-screen, she had to be emancipated from her mother at the age of 17. Moreover, after an intense court custody battle over her guardianship!
Ariel reported that she was physically and emotionally abused by her mother and was placed in her sister’s care during proceedings. She was ultimately granted independence from her mother as a result of the allegations. Her familial secrets were the subject of many an expose during the course of the dramatic hearings.
Sarah Hyland was brutally assaulted by her ex
Can you imagine that the happy-looking actress Sarah Hyland was once facing abuse every day? She portrayed the eldest child Haley Dunphy in ‘Modern Family‘. When the series was running and winning awards, Sarah was being tortured by her then-boyfriend Matthew Prokop. She had to file for a restraining order against him in 2014. She allegedly faced verbal and physical abuse that made her fearful for her life and her dog. Matthew was also threatening her dog.
In the end, she took help from her on-screen mother actress Julie Bowen, although Bowen downplays her role. She told “The Huffington Post”,
“I didn’t do anything special at all. Nothing that you wouldn’t do for anybody who’s going through a breakup … it wasn’t anything you wouldn’t do if somebody called you up and said, ‘Hey man, I’m going through a tough time.’ You’d jump in”.
Later, after filing a complaint, Hyland was granted a permanent restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.