Hyland's costar played a key role in helping the actress end her allegedly abusive relationship with ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop. Bowen, 44, came over to Hyland's house several months ago to help her "peacefully end the relationship." At the event, the Emmy winner opened up about the experience and her TV daughter, 23.
"Oh, well the reality is I’m just nosy," the mother of three joked to Us Weekly. "I stick my nose in anything and everything. I love my kids, my fake kids and my real kids, so if anyone needs help I’m a soft touch."
Now that Hyland and Prokop have officially split and the actress has been granted a restraining order, Bowen says her costar is better than ever.
"Oh my God Sarah is so great," she told Us Weekly. "She’s an angel. Just love her. I love her. I love all my fake kids though and my real kids."
As for advice she'd give to Hyland moving forward, Bowen thinks much can be learned from her own dating screw ups.
"I personally made a million dating mistakes when I was young," she admitted. "I didn't live in the public eye, and my life was totally different than say Sarah’s, I mean this is strictly about me. I made so many mistakes, but I made them when I was young, didn't get married, didn't have babies, and moved on. I think that’s the time to make them, like your twenties are for really just effing up. And I think that actually you know Sarah is not even 25, and she’s already way ahead of where I ever was, so she’s in great shape and she didn't do anything to eff anything up. I think that’s what being young is for! You can rebound and do great and I did, and she’s awesome and I’m awesome."
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