Boyfriend Ariel Winter is the “greatest blessing” in her life.
The Modern Family actress has been dating her longtime friend Luke Benward for over a year and said that their relationship was initially “strange” due to their friendship, but now she considers their romance “the best thing ever. “.
She gushed out, “To be honest, it was the best now, but at first it was kind of weird because I never expected it. This has been the greatest blessing to me. He is awesome. He’s definitely my safe place. …
“We were able to grow together, and we not only maintain relations, but are also business partners. We are partners. He is my best friend. He’s my boyfriend, so it’s really great to be able to get into this place with someone and first have a foundation of friendship and then be able to grow into everything, it’s really very beautiful. “
The 23-year-old star thanks Luke for helping her get through the quarantine and other difficult times, and hopes he’ll be with her for many more years.
In “Entertainment Tonight,” she added, “I’m so grateful for having had it all this time and hopefully for even longer.”
It was first reported that Ariel and Luke were dating in late 2019 when they were seen getting closer when they visited Delilah in West Hollywood after Ariel had previously attended a reading of her beau ‘Really Really’ at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.
A source said at the time, “It was very clear that they were a couple and they were affectionate all night. Their arms were wrapped around each other, and he put his hand on her waist.
“They took pictures with his phone and posed with their faces together.
“They went out [of Delilah] at about 1:45 am and stood rubbing each other’s backs while they waited for their car. They never took their hands off each other. “