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Ariel Winter hints at breakup with longterm boyfriend

Ariel Winter hints at breakup with longterm boyfriend

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter has been active on social media in recent days posting several cryptic messages that seemingly confirm she is single.

The 17-year-old star began dating Laurent Gaudette, 18, two years ago, and her latest post on Instagram alludes to a breakup.

In a caption attached to a stunning solo picture of herself, Ariel wrote on Monday (07Dec15): "Love doesn't die, it simply evolves. We grow up, we realize what we truly want. I'm excited for this new chapter in my love life- love is all around.. Family, friends, pizza... The old and the new".

Just six hours before this message, Ariel published a meme featuring a still from singer Beyoncé's iconic Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) music video, with the words 'ALL THE SINGLE LADIES' inscribed onto the image.

The caption she wrote that is attached to the Beyoncé meme post also reads as a split indication, with the star stating: "Start of a new week, start of a new chapter #dancinglikebeyoncemood".

Conjecture the pair have called it quits is even further compounded after she posted an Instagram photo on Sunday (06Dec15) of herself donned in a red lace mini-dress while standing next to a seated Santa Claus and two dapper men. The Santa Claus image caption appears to be extra flirty, with Ariel writing, "This is why I don't do blind dates. I need new wingmen", signing off the share with an inverted smiley face emoji.

The potential breakup seems to have come out of nowhere - the pair were spotted together over America's Thanksgiving holiday in November (15) and Ariel gushed about the romance on 2 October (15) during the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event in Los Angeles.

"It’s so awesome to be in love with somebody who’s so supportive and wonderful and just somebody who’s also your best friend," she told Us Weekly magazine at the function.

- Cover Media