Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland鈥檚 love life has been the subject of much scrutiny lately, both in real life and onscreen. After sparking major relationship buzz of her own with former Bachelorette聽contestant Wells Adams, the Candies creative director has dropped a bombshell about her longtime character, Haley Dunphy: She鈥檚 bisexual!

The announcement came after a fan of the show tweeted out her theory about Haley鈥檚 sexual orientation. 鈥淗aley Dunphy is bisexual! #oneofus #oneofus鈥 her Tweet read, with a second seeking confirmation from the star herself.

Hyland, 26, did just that, giving fans a response that had them over the moon, regardless of their own sexual orientation.

鈥淚 don鈥檛 know what the writers would say? But I confirm,鈥 the actress wrote.

Haley Dunphy鈥檚 love life has been a regular feature of the show, with, by AOL鈥檚 count, the character having had nine boyfriends over the course of the show鈥檚 eight-year history. Although she鈥檚 yet to have a girlfriend, maybe the tides will change next season for the less-than-genius eldest Dunphy daughter?

She鈥檇 certainly be in good company, thanks to a growing list of gay and bisexual TV characters, including her own TV uncles, Pam and Lafayette聽on True Blood, Kevin on Riverdale, and Luisa on Jane the Virgin.

While the series鈥 writers haveyet to respond, we hardly doubt they鈥檇 mind, particularly since fans are seemingly overjoyed, writing sweet messages of, 鈥thank you, this made my day,鈥 to聽giant rainbow hearts.

We can鈥檛 wait to see what her character has in store next!

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