"He’s supportive, he's loving he's caring, he's a normal person. He cares. He’s smart, he's talented, he's everything. He's great," Ariel Winter gushed of boyfriend Levi Meaden

By Raha Lewis and Lindsay Kimble
November 16, 2017 12:30 PM
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Ariel Winter is looking to the future.

During the 200th episode celebration for her hit series, Modern Family, on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the actress told PEOPLE she “definitely” sees herself someday tying the knot with boyfriend Levi Meaden.

“Definitely, I definitely do,” Winter said of marriage to Meaden. “That’s definitely my goal, long term is definitely my goal.”

The couple just celebrated their one-year anniversary, with Winter commemorating the occasion on Instagram by posting several PDA-heavy photos with Meaden.

Though Winter dealt with backlash over the revealing pictures, she doesn’t let it phase her: “I think you just get to a certain point after you have been hated on so much that you just realize that people are gonna say what they are gonna say no matter what and it really doesn’t matter, you can’t care.”

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“At a certain point you just say ‘screw it’ and it is what it is and you have got to make yourself happy at the end of the day,” Winter continued. “If I want to feel sexy and that’s what makes me happy, then that’s what matters.”

And part of Winter’s happiness is definitely Meaden. She gushed, “He’s supportive, he’s loving he’s caring, he’s a normal person. He cares. He’s smart, he’s talented, he’s everything. He’s great.”

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So what makes the 19-year-old and 30-year-old’s relationship work? “We enjoy each other’s company and I think that’s so important,” the actress said.

“What works about us is that when it’s the two of us we can spend you know three months together and find something fun to do and enjoy each others time you know?” she continued. “We can play scrabble for 10 hours and enjoy each other’s time, we can play darts, pool, anything, we can watch TV for 12 hours and enjoy each other’s company.”