Friday 20 October 2017

Ariel Winter (19) 'doesn't understand' critics over 10 year age gap with boyfriend Levi Meaden

Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden attend the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden attend the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actors Ariel Winter (L) and Levi Meaden attend The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2017 SAG After Party in partnership with Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 29, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company/Netflix)
Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden are seen on May 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram
Actor Levi Meaden and actress Ariel Winter attend the TrevorLIVE Los Angeles 2016 fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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Actress Ariel Winter can't understand why anyone has a problem with the age gap between her and her boyfriend Levi Meaden.

At 19, the Modern Family star is 10 years younger than the actor she has been dating since last year, but she insists any age difference isn't an issue at home.

"I’m happy, and whatever people want to say they can say," Ariel tells Refinery29. "I don’t understand why someone would even comment on our situation at all; I don't think it’s that big of a deal...

"I'm super happy in the arrangement that we have; we love living together and we share all the duties and it’s great."

Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden are seen on May 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden are seen on May 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The actress recently told U.S. chat show host Jimmy Kimmel she and Meaden have been living together since first sparking relationship rumours in November.

"Last year I bought my own house," Winter said. "My boyfriend and I live together. He cooks (and) takes care of all the handy stuff. I can bake pie occasionally - pumpkin and apple. I'm the worst wifely person."

And she's glad there's an age gap between herself and her man, telling Maxim magazine, "I needed somebody who had a lot of life experience and who was at a point in their lives that they could take care of another person, but where I didn’t have to take care of them.

"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. He's also Canadian, so, go Canada! Canadians are, like, so much nicer."

Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram
Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden. Picture: Instagram

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