Modern Family star Sarah Hyland shocked fans on Wednesday by posting an Instagram photo of herself cradling a sizeable baby bump, alongside the caption, “Well I guess the cat’s outta the bag!!!”
“Or more like the bump’s outta the shirt!….. that was a horrible joke. I apologise.”
At first glance, it looks like the 27-year-old actress is well on her way to welcoming her first child, but closer inspection reveals it’s actually a spoiler from the popular show.
At the end of the latest episode of Modern Family – which just dropped in the US, but is yet to air in Australia – Sarah’s character, Haley Dunphy, is revealed to be pregnant.
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It all goes down after Haley is admitted to the hospital with a tube of lipstick shoved up her nose (long story). The doctor then tells Haley and her boyfriend Dylan that the hospital ran a blood test that confirmed she is pregnant.
While the characters on the show are shocked in the episode, many fans saw the pregnancy coming.
There had been speculation circulating for a few weeks, since Haley had been acting funny throughout the season and the writers seemed to focus on her odd eating habits.
Several hours prior to the show airing, Sarah stoked the pregnancy rumours by tweeting, “Buckle up for tonight’s brand new episode of abcmodernfam guys. It’s gonna be a BUMPY ride!”
Since Haley’s recent love life has been complicated, there is a chance that Dylan is not the father. So it’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out. And while no one is sure what to expect, I think we can all agree that Phil Dunphy is gonna be an awesome grandfather.