Ariel Winter's Boyfriend Luke Benward Calls Her A 'Dream' In Birthday Message & Reveals His Pet Name For Her
Ariel Winter's boyfriend Luke Benward took to Instagram Stories to wish the Modern Family star a happy birthday on Tuesday, January 28. The actor called his girlfriend a "dream" and revealed his pet name for her in the sweet message.
Luke, 24, posted two photos of the couple. In one, they posed with their arms wrapped around each other at the beach. "Happy Birthday Bunny!!!!!!!" he captioned the snapshot. In another, which appeared to be from New Year's Eve, the pair gazed into each other's eyes while dressed to the nines at a party. "You're a dream," he wrote.
Ariel made their relationship Instagram official on January 17 when she reposted a pal's Instagram Story of her and Luke riding on the back of a golf cart and looking totally in love. She and the Dumplin' star were first linked in December 2019 when they were photographed being affectionate while grabbing dinner with friends. The romance came just two months after Ariel called it quits with boyfriend of three years Levi Meaden in October. The Canadian star was snapped removing his belongings from the home he shared with Ariel the same day she stepped out with Luke.
"Ariel is really happy with Luke and thinks he is a great match for her. She loves his energy and charisma and feels very comfortable around him. Ariel is trying to keep her relationship with Luke somewhat private and isn’t telling a ton of people that they’re dating, but they are," a source told Us Weekly at the beginning of January.
Ariel and Luke have yet to speak publicly about their relationship, but they haven't made an effort to hide it either. They poured on the PDA during a dinner date at Delilah's in West Hollywood on December 11. After Ariel posted a makeup-free selfie to Instagram on January 4, Luke gushed over her in the comments section of the post. "Told ya, you wayyyyyy cuter," he wrote.
Modern Family is coming to an end in 2020 after 11 seasons on air, and Ariel previously opened up about how excited she is to take on more mature roles in her career.
“It's strange to think that it's coming to an end. It will be hard to say goodbye. It will be hard to leave that, but I am excited to do new things. I'm excited to play new roles and to do things that challenge me a little more. Alex is a great character, but Alex doesn't change a ton. I was a kid as Alex on the show and now I'm an adult as Alex, so it's a little different than the roles I want to play. I don't want to play kid to adult. I want to just play my age now," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
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