During the DAMAN interview, Nolan Gould disclosed that he missed his on-screen family members after “Modern Family” wrapped filming. He also shared that he is particularly close with Ariel Winter. “Ariel Winter, who played Alex Dunphy, is one of my best friends in real life,” said the actor.
Gould shared similar comments about his friendship with Winter in a May 2019 interview with Hollywood Life. He revealed that he and the “Phineas and Ferb” actress often saw each other because they were neighbors. “I definitely keep in touch with Ariel the most, we moved into the same neighborhood and stuff. She’s like three minutes away from me, so it’s like when I go home from work, I just see Ariel out on like walks and stuff,” stated Gould with a laugh.
While speaking to Hollywood Life, he explained that he developed close relationships with Winter and Hyland because he did not have traditional schooling while working on the ABC sitcom, which limited his interaction with his peers. He also expressed gratitude for his friendships with his “Modern Family” co-stars.
“It is really cool to have people that became like family that I got to grow up with and experience the same things – I know that like we’re all going to be bonded for life, we’re going to be best friends after the show,” shared Gould.