It looks like Ariel Winter is officially single! After three years together, the Modern Family actress and her boyfriend Levi Meaden have reportedly broken up.
Us Weekly was the first to break the news of this sad celebrity split. While neither celebrity has commented on their break-up, most photos of the usually lovey-dovey couple have been deleted from Ariel’s Instagram feed. The pair first started dating in November of 2016 after they were spotted kissing in West Hollywood.
Levi, who’s best known for his role in Breaking Bad, is 11-years older than the actress. Their age gap became a point of controversy during their relationship, as Ariel was only 18 while Levi was 29 when they got together.
It appears Ariel has already moved on from the break-up. Earlier this week, she was spotted grabbing dinner at a Japanese restaurant with a mystery man. It remains unclear, however, what led to the couple’s break-up and if Ariel’s new man has anything to do with it.
“I’m happy, and whatever people want to say, they can say. I don’t understand why someone would even comment on our situation at all. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” she said at the time. “There are tons of people of all ages that live with their boyfriend. I’m super happy in the arrangement that we have. We love living together. It’s just great.”
Ariel has famously had conflict with her family, particularly when it comes to her estranged mother, who used to act as her manager before being fired. However, the actress has always emphasized what a rock her boyfriend Levi was to her, both personally and professionally.
“He’s always there for me … all the time,” she once said to Us Weekly. “He’s always trying to make me feel good about myself, but also just to be there for me as a person, you know? Just as me, as Ariel — and that’s hard to find, is people who just take you for you. The good, the bad, the ugly — everything.”