Congratulations are in order for former Bachelorette star Wells Adams and Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland, as the longtime couple are officially engaged to be married! The excited couple shared the big news on Instagram on July 16, and the well-wishes quickly poured in from friends and co-stars.
Hyland, 28, and Adams, 35, actually first connected online when she was tweeting about watching The Bachelorette, and Adams responded to her messages. Rumors that two were romantically involved began around October 2017, and after confirming their relationship, they became one the most PDA friendly, albeit adorable couples on social media.
Captioning the photo of their engagement news Hyland wrote, “That can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of stuff ✨❤️” And it appears that instead of choosing to go with the Bachelor Nation choice of diamond rings, Neil Lane, Adams went with jewelry designer, Lorraine Schwartz.
Adams posted a picture of his future bride with her huge rock to announce the big news. He captioned the photo, “I’ll be Johnny, you be June. But forever ?- Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors.”
As for whether or not this proposal will be featured on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, where Wells is once again serving as the island’s official bartender, no news has been revealed. Due to the ring choice, it seems unlikely, but we can expect a large amount of Bachelor Nation alum, including perennial Chris Harrison, to be invited to their big day.
While speaking with US Weekly in 2018, Adams also made it pretty clear his future wedding would not be televised. He joked, “My family would be involved and they would ruin the entire experience because they’re crazy. They would have too much fun at the wedding and that would be a whole other story. Chris Harrison would kick my brother out of a part and be like, ‘You’re too drunk, you need to leave.’ Maybe [Chris would officiate]. He’s good at it. I think Chris just lives with camera crews following him around. I don’t think I would want that.”
Their Relationship Literally Started With a Tweet
If it wasn’t for Twitter, these two many not be together. When Hyland first found out that ABC was bringing Adams back to Paradise as the bartener, she tweeted out her excitement on August 14, 2017, and Wells responded writing, “Taking applications for #BIP5 bar backs now. Please send references..Preferably from Phil Dunphy. I’m kidding the job is yours @Sarahhyland”
Hyland & Adams Previous Relationship History
Hyland previously dated actor Matt Prokop. After five years of dating, their break-up turned nasty, and Hyland was granted a restraining order against him. She was then connected to actor Dominic Sherwood. They met on the set of Vampire Academy, co-starred together on Shadowhunters, but after two years together, they couple broke up in 2017.
As for Adams, he first came into the national spotlight while vying for JoJo Fletcher’s heart on The Bachelorette. While he wasn’t a finalist, Adams became America’s new favorite radio DJ looking for love, and was invited to try his luck at romance during Bachelor in Paradise the following summer. On the spin-off series, he dated Danielle Maltby for bit, but things never got serious, and the two remain good friends.
Adams Has Been a Rock for Hyland During Her Recent Medical Issues
While Hyland continues to shine on TV in her role as Haley Dunphy on FOX’s long running sit-com Modern Family, she’s been battling through kidney dysplasia. In an interview with Self magazine, the actress opened up about her first kidney transplant, which took place in 2011, started to fail and had to be removed in May 2017. During that surgery, doctors found she also had an abdominal hernia.
“I had gone through 26 years of always being a burden,” she said, “of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for because I’ve always had health issues. And it’s a really helpless feeling. Things like this can be really hard on a person.”
Hyland’s brother turned out to be a match and she had her second kidney transplant in September 2017, just a few months before she and Adams started seriously dating. And while her second transplant was a success, as was her budding romance with Adams, later in 2018, she required a third surgery, this time to treat her endometriosis and then a fourth, to repair her abdominal hernia.
Despite the ongoing medical issues, Hyland has called herself the “luckiest woman in the world” to be with Adams.