The 44-year-old actress has shown her support to her on-screen daughter as she revealed that Sarah, 23, is "doing great" since her dramatic break-up with Matt Prokop.

Talking at the Baby2Baby event in California over the weekend), Julie - who plays mawm Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (the new season is currently airing on SKY1 of a Monday evening, in case you need a titter) - shared: "Oh my God, Sarah is so great. She's an angel. Just love her. I love her. Sarah is not even 25, and she's already way ahead of where I ever was. She's awesome."

Sarah split from her 24-year-old ex-boyfriend in September 2014 amid accusations that he had been abusive towards her. The star had been dating Matt for five years before ending their relationship after she took out a permanent restraining order against her former fella.

The actress also revealed in court documents that Matt had been physically and verbally abusive towards her.

Julie - who originally intervened when she suspected that Sarah was not coping in the relationship - admitted to Us Weekly that she felt she had to help her co-star out.

She said: "I'm just nosy. I stick my nose in anything and everything. I love my kids, my fake kids and my real kids. If anyone needs help, I'm a soft touch."

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