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Ariel Winter Gushes Over Boyfriend Luke Benward, Talks Sarah Hyland’s Rescheduled Wedding

Ariel Winter is loving life these days! The 23-year-old actress has spent the past year dating her longtime pal, Luke Benward, and the transition from friends to couple has been special.

“Honestly, it’s been the best thing ever now, but it was pretty bizarre at first because that was never something that I expected at all,” Winter tells ET’s Katie Krause. “It’s been the biggest blessing for me. He is amazing. He is definitely my safe space. We’ve been able to grow together and not just be in a relationship, but we’re partners in business. We’re partners. He’s my best friend. He’s my boyfriend, so it’s really beautiful to be able to get to that place with somebody and to have the friendship foundation first and then to be able to grow into everything, is really, really beautiful.”

Winter says Benward helped her through quarantine and other tough times, for which she’s “very grateful.”

“I’m very grateful to have had that during this time and hopefully way longer,” she adds.

Love is in the air as Winter’s “Modern Family” co-star, Sarah Hyland, prepares for her wedding to Wells Adams, which had to be rescheduled amid the pandemic.

“It’ll be so great. I’m so happy for them. They’ll finally be able to have their beautiful wedding,” Winter says of her on-screen sister and the Bachelor Nation alum. “I’m really happy for them to have that day. I know that they both really love each other. They want to be married, and so I’m excited to see that.”

As for the rest of the “Modern Family” cast, Winter assures fans they “still love each other.”

“It’s definitely weird to not see them all the time. It’s weird to not spend eight or nine months out of the year with them almost every day,” she says of her former co-stars. “So, it’s definitely weird. I miss them a ton.” Continue reading “Ariel Winter Gushes Over Boyfriend Luke Benward, Talks Sarah Hyland’s Rescheduled Wedding”

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Ariel Winter On #FreeBritney and Her Own Emancipation

Ariel Winter, who was emancipated from her family at 17, shares her thoughts on Britney Spears’ conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement in a new interview with ET’s Katie Krause. The ‘Modern Family’ star also opens up about her own mental health and talks about her new venture with GoKidGo and R.L. Stine’s Story Club where she voices a character for a new children’s podcast series:

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Ariel Winter Says Goodbye to Blonde as She Debuts Red-Hot Hair for Summer

Ariel Winter bid farewell to her recent platinum tresses and said hello to some fiery red locks. The 23-year-old actress debuted her new ‘do while leaving a salon in West Hollywood, Calif. on July 13.

Winter has rocked red hair before. After she wrapped up her role as Alex Dunphy on Modern Family last year, she dyed her strands a strawberry shade. She also went with a similar style in 2019, channeling the Little Mermaid and captioning a photo of her look with the words, “Part of yourrrrrr worrrrrld.”

In fact, Winter has played with a few different hair hues over the years, including black, brunette and pink.

“I’ve changed my hair so many times. I’ve really gone through some styles,” she once told Allure. “I think it’s important to experiment with your hair and your makeup and your look, because you never know what you like and don’t like until you try it. I’ve always been down to try new hair colors, makeup styles, clothing styles. I’m pretty open to trying literally anything in the beauty sector.”

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Ariel Winter And Mason Gooding Board Indie Feature ‘Pools’

Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Mason Gooding (Booksmart) have joined the cast of the indie feature Pools, which begins production in Chicago later this month.

They’ll star opposite previously announced cast members Odessa A’zion (Grand Army), Michael Vlamis (Roswell, New Mexico) and Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal).

Written and directed by Sam Hayes, Pools follows Kennedy (A’zion), who is stuck at summer school after flunking her sophomore year of college. Amidst a heat wave, she rallies a ragtag crew for a pool-hopping adventure through the wealthy estates of Lake Forest, on the north shore of Chicago. But as the secrets spill, a wild night of fun becomes a cathartic journey of self-discovery.

Winter will play Delaney, who is one to stir the pot, and becomes the focal point of a love triangle. The character plays tough and always knows how to win, but she really just wants her best friend back. Gooding will portray Reed, the beating heart of the party, with the biggest heart of them all, who is looking for a fresh start and a good time in the wake of his shattered NFL dreams.

Pools’ producers are Adonis Tountas, Jack Heston, Mike Ware and Seth Savoy.

Best known for her turn as Alex Dunphy in ABC’s Emmy-winning series Modern Family, Winter has also featured over the years in such series as Sofia the First and Phineas and Ferb. On the film side, her credits include The Last Movie Star, Smurfs: The Lost Village, ParaNorman and more. The actress is represented by Management 360.

Breaking out with a supporting turn in Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, Gooding has appeared more recently in Hulu’s Love, Victor which returns for its second season on June 11. The actor will also star in an upcoming installment of the Scream franchise, and in New Line’s Moonshot, alongside Cole Sprouse and Lana Condor. He is repped by Gersh and Sugar23.

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