Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland and former The Bachelorette contestant Wells Adams have been packing on the PDA in some very adorable social media posts, and the actress made it clear she isn’t going to stand for any haters.
Not long after Hyland shared an adorable snap of herself and Adams cuddled up in bed with Adams’ dog Carl, a follower criticized her for the picture because it appears as if Hyland is naked. The Modern Family star took to her Twitter to address the hate, writing, “Hey guysssss. I’m explaining myself again! Aren’t you so happy???? Isn’t this what Twitter is for???” she began, sharing several screenshots of notes she’d written in her phone. “Every once in a while I’ll go through my direct messages from you guys to see what you’re saying and respond,” she said. “Answer questions. Give advice. Or even just say hello. But I woke up too early to go to work this morning and saw this…”
The 26-year-old then shared a screenshot of a message she received on Instagram, that read: “You can go out with whoever you want. But there are limits. Do not you know that some private things, must stay private, and not be shared with the whole world. KEEP YOUR SEXUAL LIFE PRIVATE, we do not necessarily need to know all the details of your personal life.”
Hyland then wrote in response, “Not putting her on blast. She just brought to my attention that that picture I posted might have been inappropriate since we’re in bed. So I just have to say I’m so sorry…FOR POSTING AN ADORABLE PICTURE BECAUSE CARL WAS ACTING LIKE THE NUGGETIEST SNUGGLE BUG! Couldn’t let that moment pass without getting a picture.” She continued, “The only things I share about my [life] with you all is through Instagram and Twitter. I do want my privacy. Especially in relationships. I’ve made the mistake in the past on being way too open and talking way too much about them. This time is different. It’s special. And I will share what I [deem] ‘appropriate’ on social media because I still want you all to be updated. Because you guys are the greatest fans in the world. I even hate saying fans…because you’re people. You’re people who have had chronic illnesses, eating disorders, [troubled] family situations that Modern Familyhelps you get through. People who share their stories with me and I love you all for that. So thank you for always [being] so wonderful.”
“However… this relationship’s tea will only be spilled on social media… for now,” she added. “Cause never say never and I don’t want to be reminded in the future that I’m a ‘hypocrite.’ Ok. Gotta get ready for work. I LOVE YOU ALL!”
After her response, Hyland added one additional note in her defense, stating, “ONE MORE THING! I just realized I’m being criticized for being naked… which you don’t even know if I am!” she said. “You can barely see any skin but it’s ok for Instagram models to roll around in the sand ACTUALLY naked? (I mean I’d post that too if I looked like that.) My point is don’t be hypocrites. Either be conservative on all fronts or FREE THE NIPPLE.”
Hyland and Adams first went public with their relationship over Halloween and a week later Adams, who previously appeared on Bachelor in Paradise, confirmed that the two began getting close after connecting on social media.