It's over for Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden. The Modern Family reportedly split from her boyfriend of nearly three years, according to Us Weekly. The pair hasn't been spotted together for some time now, leading fans to believe the longtime couple was no more. Now we know the speculation about their breakup is true.
Early on in their relationship, Ariel and Levi faced backlash for their significant age difference. The now 21-year-old actress began dating Levi when was just 18. Levi, now 32, was 29 at the time they started dating. “I’m happy, and whatever people want to say, they can say,” Ariel said of the backlash back in 2017. “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.”
In the same R29 interview, Ariel defended her decision to move in with her older beau. “There are tons of people of all ages that live with their boyfriend,” she said. "There are tons of people that live with their girlfriends. Tons of people that don’t live together and are super happy. I’m super happy in the arrangement that we have. We love living together. It’s just great."
Neither Ariel or Levi have commented publicly on their split, so, it's unclear how long they've been broken up. Earlier this month, however, Ariel was spotted out with a mystery man. Us Weekly reports the duo grabbed dinner at an upscale Japanese restaurant in Studio City, California. The most recent picture of Levi on Ariel's Instagram is from last New Year's Eve.