“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter and her boyfriend, Levi Meaden, recently celebrated their 9 month anniversary.
On her Instagram account, Winter shared a photo of herself with Meaden, as well as their friend, a giraffe named Stanley. Meaden also posted a black and white snapshot of his girlfriend wearing a tank top and sunglasses. The “Aftermath” actor called Winter a “beautiful woman” in his caption.
Earlier this year, Winter told Jimmy Kimmel on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that she and Meaden have moved in together. “I do have my own house, last year I bought my own house. My boyfriend and I live together. He cooks and takes care of all the handy stuff. I can bake pie occasionally – pumpkin and apple,” he said.
In April, Winter also spoke with Maxim magazine about her 10-year age gap with Meaden. According to the actress, she needs someone who has had a lot of life experiences and is able to take care of another person. “Being with an older guy isn’t always amazing, but I got lucky – I have an amazing guy who’s super supportive and loving and is just an all-around wonderful human being,” she said.
Meanwhile, Winter is set to return for “Modern Family” Season 9 this fall. In the ABC sitcom, the actress plays the role of Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire Dunphy’s (Julie Bowen) second child, Alex Dunphy. The couple also has another daughter named Haley (Sarah Hyland) and a son named Luke (Nolan Gould). “Modern Family” has been picked up by the network for Season 10, which will premiere in the fall of 2018.
In an interview with Variety, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey expressed her confidence over the network’s comedy show lineup for 2017 to 2018. “We have comedies that are all unique and specific in their point of view and the families they describe and yet they are very universal and in some of the issues and topics they tackle,” she said.
Dungey also confirmed that “Black-ish” Season 4 and “Modern Family” Season 9 will no longer air back-to-back on Wednesdays. “Modern Family” will stay in the same 8:30 p.m. time slot starting Sept. 27, but “Black-ish” will air every Tuesday night.