Ariel Winter has dished out the real skinny on her dietary habits — and it might not be what you’ve read in the media.
“Modern Family” star Winter had a laugh at the media’s expense Thursday night, mocking a report that she keeps herself on a short leash when it comes to sugar and carbs.
In a tweet Thursday night, Winter said that she was tipped off to the article by a friend.
In the tweet, punctuated on both ends by crying-with-laughter emojis, Winter noted that “my friend sent me the funniest article that’s apparently in OK about my ‘super strict diet’ and how I only go out to eat if it’s healthy food and I don’t allow sugar in the house…….”
The actress continued, “HAHAHA I eat every carb possible and I make soft chocolate chip cookies every week…”
Winter was possibly referring to an OK! article published Thursday bearing the title, “How’d She Do It? Inside Ariel Winter’s Amazing Weight Loss.”
The article reads, “A source spilled to OK! magazine that the ‘Modern Family’ actress has an extremely strict diet.”
It continues, “Ariel cuts out sugar completely and avoids carbs whenever she can,” the insider shared.
The article goes on to state, “While cutting out carbs is usually a good idea when trying to lose weight, the star also ‘won’t allow any sweets in her home and only meets people for healthy meals.’”
Ariel Winter knew her lines: “Sit. Sit. Sit. Sit. Sit.” But her co-star, a brindled hound mix named Tigger, didn’t budge.
It was the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and Ms. Winter, a dog lover, had come to Animal Haven, a shelter on Centre Street in Lower Manhattan that finds home for abandoned dogs and cats.
In town to promote “Modern Family,” the popular sitcom she has starred in for 10 seasons, Ms. Winter had taken the afternoon off to volunteer at the shelter and record a public service announcement.
In Los Angeles, where she lives, Ms. Winter works with the Westside German shepherd Rescue and American Humane. Four dogs (Casper, Chloe, Cash and Cleo) populate the Culver City home she shares with her boyfriend, the actor Levi Meaden.
“Our house would be filled with dogs if it was up to me,” she said. “But four is our max right now. We try to give them all enough attention.”
At Animal Haven, she wanted to do whatever was needed, with one request: no cats. “I’m allergic,” she told Tiffany Lacey, the executive director of the shelter. “I’m not going to get hives or anything, just a seriously stuffed up nose.”
Ms. Lacey said that cats were kept in a separate area and handed Ms. Winter a purple volunteer shirt that clashed cheerfully with her plaid pants and red boots.
For her first job as volunteer, Ms. Winter, who has a sweet, bright voice and the outsize eyes of an anime character, was assigned to romp with Delilah, a 4-year-old silver terrier mix rescued from Puerto Rico. “Oh, girl!” Ms. Winter said as she scratched her ears. “So sweet.”
Delilah had other admirers to greet, so Ms. Lacey took Ms. Winter on a tour of the kennels downstairs, comfortable rooms brightened by a skylight. She waved to the dogs in each berth as she heard stories of their rescues. Continue reading “Ariel Winter Makes Friends at the Animal Shelter”
Lots has happened across all 10 seasons of Modern Family! Get caught up on the last 30 episodes with Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy) and tune into Modern Family at 9PM Wednesday’s on ABC: