Ariel Winter was in a stringy bikini and on a wobbly and suspended rope bridge for one heck of a milestone last night. The 22-year-old sitcom star is fresh from ringing in the New Year like everyone else around, but the “Modern Family” alum now has something new to celebrate. Her stories on Saturday night shouted out 25-year-old boyfriend Luke Benward, also the actor’s status as her boyfriend of one year. Yup, it was the anniversary snaps, with Ariel looking stunning in every one. Check it out below.
Scroll for the bikini action. The ABC face made major headlines at the end of 2019 for splitting from ex Levi Meaden, taking little time to move on with Luke Benward.
The photos kicked off with Ariel on a pier and being held by her man as she wrote: “Happy 1 year anniversary to my @labenward,” with the star then posting a January 2, 2020 photo: “Bunny says yes to girlfriend status.” Things progressed via more snaps of the two, with a little bikini action then thrown in.
The photo, showing off the 30 pounds Ariel dropped in early 2019, featured the girl behind Alex Dunphy in the tiniest of tie-dye bikinis in a halterneck-fashioned two-piece. Ariel stood on a rickety bridge over water and with Luke, also backed by palms.
“You are my happy place,” Ariel wrote. As if the string of snaps weren’t making things very clear for the actress’ 4.5 million followers, she threw in more saying she loves her man a “silly amount” and cannot wait for many more years with him.
Ariel and Luke are now partners in more than just the bedroom. The two are starring alongside one another in upcoming quarantine-set movie “Don’t Log Off,” the first flick after Ariel wrapped up 11 years of “Modern Family” in April 2020.
“Ariel never anticipated for any romantic feelings to develop with Luke,” a source told Hollywood Life last year, adding: “But things unexpectedly changed very gradually over the past few months between them. Ariel has been such close friends with Luke for years and never looked at him as anything more than a friend.”
See her leggy weight loss below!
Ariel continues to turn heads for having dropped 30 pounds in 2019, and it wasn’t a matter of less calories and more burn. The actress was open in revealing she’d dropped the weight by switching anti-depressants:
“The change in medication instantly made me drop all the weight I couldn’t lose before by just giving me back a metabolism,” she said.
It wasn’t an easy affair, though, with Winter trolled as a fan suggested she’d lost the weight via drug use, something Winter clapped back over.
Less-known, perhaps, is Ariel accidentally flashing her bum at a Chinese grocery store. Scroll for that.