Hyland tweeted out the news in response to a fan who stated that Haley was bi, and then followed up with Hyland herself, asking for confirmation about the character's sexuality. The actress tweeted back that while she didn't know the "Modern Family" writers' official stance on the subject, she herself could "confirm" that Haley is indeed bisexual.
I don't know what the writers would say? But I confirm. https://t.co/KfRXMvCvl8— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 1, 2017
As soon as Hyland made the announcement, multiple fans tweeted out their support. Several also asked if "Modern Family" would incorporate Haley's bisexuality into an upcoming storyline.
thank you so much, you're a real sweetheart (this literally made my day)— francesca. (@poiisonpam) November 1, 2017
Yay! Go Sarah! I'm bi and proud 💪— DrOral (@DrBiOralAnal) November 1, 2017
This made me tear up a lil thank you love💖💖— kere-uh not ky-ruh (@Kyrahjustyce) November 1, 2017
EVER SINCE I RELAIZED I WAS BISEXUAL I GOT BI VIBES FROM HALEY PUT IT IN THE SHOWWWWWWW— 🥀✨ (@aestheticlaniii) November 2, 2017
So far, throughout eight seasons, Haley has never had a female love interest, though she has dated plenty of guys, including longtime on-again/off-again flame Dylan (Reid Ewing), and Jay and Gloria's male nanny, Andy (Adam DeVine). The show has been renewed through a tenth season, though, so there's still plenty of time for the series to introduce Haley to a special lady.
"Modern Family" is currently airing its ninth season on ABC.
[via: Sarah Hyland/Twitter]