Did Ariel Winter Split From Her Longtime Boyfriend Laurent Gaudette?

Ariel Winter Laurent Gaudette
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Ariel Winter may have split from her longtime boyfriend, Laurent Gaudette. The Modern Family actress hinted at a possible new relationship status in several cryptic Instagram posts this week.

"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety," she cited psychologist Abraham Maslow on Dec. 3. She captioned: "Time to move forward, time to move on…"

Three days later, she appeared to joke about getting back into the dating game. "This is why I don't do blind dates. I need new wingmen," she captioned an Instagram pic of herself and two male friends posing with Santa Claus.

Even more telling, she posted an image of Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" on Dec. 7. "Start of a new week, start of a new chapter," she wrote. "#dancinglikebeyoncemood." She added in another pic: "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."

Winter and Gaudette, 18, began dating over two years ago. The actress recently opened up about how they first met while attending the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event in L.A. on Oct. 2.

"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," Winter, who brought Gaudette as her prom date, told Us at the time.

She added: "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."

Winter and Gaudette were most recently photographed together at LAX airport over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

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