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”