Sarah Hyland's first anniversary tribute to Wells Adams

Sarah Hyland says Wells Adams stole her "heart" from the moment they met.

The 'Modern Family' actress marked the couple's first anniversary together on Sunday (16.09.18) by sharing a cute holiday photo of the pair and recalling how they became an item after the 'Bachelor in Paradise' star asked to "carry her purse", which led to their first kiss.

Alongside the selfie of the couple, Sarah wrote on her Instagram profile: "1 year ago today, You asked to hold my purse when I was dancing. In that moment you took my heart. You then gave me my last first kiss. And in that moment you took my breath away. I love you to Pluto and back @wellsadams *YES PLUTO IS A PLANET. IT WILL ALWAYS BE* (sic)"

The pair made the next step in their relationship last month, when Wells made the move from Tennessee to California to move in with the 27-year-old star.

The actress said it has made them even "closer".

She said: "I think it's brought us closer. I don't think it's been long enough to discover pet peeves in each other."

And now they live under the same roof, Wells says things couldn't be better.

He said recently: "It's been weirdly perfect, there have been no real issues. We were scared about the dogs meeting, but that went really well. It's been perfect. It's been great."

Wells said the key to their romance is being "emotionally ready", as well as having "similar interests".

He said: "I think you have to be emotionally ready for that and that's number one. Then I think you have to find the person that compliments you the best, and Sarah is that for me. We're both huge dorks, we have similar interests. Our brands are the same! Dogs, rose, tacos, [and] 'The Bachelor'!"