The Truth About Ariel Winter's Boyfriend, Luke Benward

Back in 2019, rumors were going around that "Modern Family" actor Ariel Winter had split from her longtime beau and fellow actor, Levi Meaden. The pair, who began dating around 2016, were even living together, according to Us Weekly, but by August 2019, it seemed like things were over. Winter has only had a few relationships over the years, according to Ranker. Before Meaden, she was linked to her high school sweetheart Laurent Gaudette from 2013 to 2016 (via Seventeen). Then, before Gaudette, Winter, who was just 14 at the time, was in a relationship with 18-year-old Cameron Palatas from 2012 to 2013, according to E! Online

From the dates of each relationship, it seems as though Winter doesn't take much time in between boyfriends. According to Us Weekly, the actor didn't take long to find someone new after splitting from Meaden. Just three months after calling it quits, Winter was already spotted out with fellow child actor, Luke Benward. 

Benward and Winter have a Disney connection

If you're a Disney Channel fan, you may recognize Luke Benward from a few Disney Channel Original Movies — "Minutemen" in 2008, "Girl Vs. Monster" in 2012, and "Cloud 9" in 2014 (via IMDb). He's also appeared in Disney Channel shows like "Good Luck Charlie" and "Girl Meets World." So, since Ariel Winter starred on ABC's "Modern Family" for 11 seasons, both of these actors have a Disney connection. 

Even if you aren't familiar with Benward's work on the Disney Channel, you may recognize him from 2018's "Dumplin'" or the "Pretty Little Liars" spinoff "Ravenswood" (via Life & Style). And just like Winter, Benward also has a history of past relationships that include a few actors, like Olivia Holt from "Cruel Summer." The two were once the Disney Channel "it" couple after working together on "Girl Vs. Monster" (via J-14). 

Now, Winter and Benward are the cutest couple around. They're even so in love that an eyewitness told E! Online that when they spotted them out that "they were affectionate all night long" and "never took their hands off of each other." While Benward doesn't post much on social media, Winter has shared a few adorable snaps of the two of them on her Instagram. In May, she even posted a few photos of them together for Benward's 26th birthday, writing, "I feel incredibly lucky to spend each day together."