"23 and feeling loved & grateful," the actress wrote

ariel winter, Luke Benward
Credit: Luke Benward/Instagram

Ariel Winter is feeling the love on her 23rd birthday.

Winter and her boyfriend Luke Benward rang in her special day on Thursday with an intimate "birthday picnic." The actor posted a sweet photo on Instagram of himself giving Winter a kiss as they enjoyed the outdoor meal.

"A birthday picnic for my bunny," wrote Benward, 25. "I love you so much. You are so life giving and such a beautiful soul. The world needs what you have to offer and so do I. Another year around the sun with you and it feels so good :) happy birthday buns I love you."

"I love you so much baby," Winter commented on the post. "The best year with the most special [bunny]. Can't wait for many more with you."

Winter, who confirmed her relationship with Benward in December 2019, also shared the photo on her own social media account, along with a snap of herself holding a giant pair of balloons that spelled out "23" and a snuggled-up shot with her rescue dog, Cobey.

"23 and feeling loved & grateful," she captioned her post.

Winter's former TV sister, Sarah Hyland, also shared a birthday tribute on Instagram, posting a photo of the two actresses on the set of Modern Family.

"Happy birthday little sister!!!!! I miss riding golf carts and annoying you endlessly," she wrote. "I love you."

"Love and miss you!!!" Winter replied.