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Ariel Winter splits from boyfriend

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Ariel Winter splits from boyfriend

Ariel Winter has split from her boyfriend.

The 18-year-old 'Modern Family' actress recently hinted that she and Laurent Claude Gaudett ended their relationship but has now decided to confirm the news with a funny Instagram post.

She wrote: "When you're surprised that people just haven't gotten it yet..." and added a gif of Kim Kardashian West saying, "I'm like dropping hints that I'm single."

The pair met in 2013 and Ariel previously revealed she made the first move.

She said: "It was kind of like I saw him, and I was like, I would like to get to know him. And I did! I'm very outgoing, so I kind of initiated the, 'Hi, I'm here! It's nice to meet you.'"

Meanwhile, Ariel - who is legally emancipated from her mother Crystal Workman - recently thanked her older sister Shanelle for "saving" her by posting a sweet message to the 37-year-old actress and her husband David Barry Gray.

She wrote on Instagram: "Couldn't be more grateful to @shanelle_gray & @davidbarrygray...the amount of love and support they've shown me for the past four years has been life changing. My sister is my absolute best friend and my everything...

"Thank you so much. I couldn't be luckier or more grateful. I was in awe and I still am that you guys love me that much...I never would be where I am today without you two...you guys saved me and taught me to be the person I am today. (sic)"

And the star went on to thank her father and the rest of her family and friends for their support too.

She added: "Dad...I love you!!! Thank you for always being there to support and love me as well and always put a smile on my face no matter what :). I'm so grateful for the bond we now share ... (sic)."