Ariel Winter slams internet for making up fake proposal: 'Dead'

On Sunday, Levi Meaden took a knee and appeared to be proposing to Ariel Winter.

However, it appeared to be a joke for the Modern Family star and her boyfriend.

Winter took to Instagram stories to slam the media. “Levi ties my shoes and now it’s apparently a fun pre proposal for the cameras according to the internet???????? dead. Dude we didn’t even notice until you jumped from behind a tree & just … nope,” she wrote.”

Meaden, a 30-year-old actor, and Winter, who has been playing Alex Dunphy since 2009 in the much-beloved ABC sitcom Modern Family, have been dating for over a year.

Modern Family will be filming its 10th and final season.

While Ariel has had plenty of experience as a celebrity, her boyfriend is still trying to navigate his newfound fame.

He told People, “I try to keep relatively the same.”

He adds, “I’ve always kind of been a homebody, so that’s still the same. I just go out and come back home with my girlfriend and three dogs and chill out. I try to make sure I don’t change too much because I like that. This is what I do for a job, but the home and family is where the actual life is, so I try to keep that in mind.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden attend LaPalme Magazine fall cover party at Nightingale Plaza on November 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden attend LaPalme Magazine fall cover party at Nightingale Plaza on November 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actors Levi Meaden and Ariel Winter attend Just Jared's 6th Annual Halloween Party on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Just Jared)
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Actor Levi Meaden and actress Ariel Winter attend Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram's Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden arrive at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden arrive at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Levi Meaden (L) and Ariel Winter attend the Entertainment Weekly's 2017 Pre-Emmy Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Levi Meaden (L) and Ariel Winter attend the Entertainment Weekly's 2017 Pre-Emmy Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: (L-R) Actress Ariel Winter and actor Levi Meaden attend Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation's 3rd Annual Blue Diamond Gala at Dodger Stadium on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: (L-R) Actress Ariel Winter and actor Levi Meaden attend Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation's 3rd Annual Blue Diamond Gala at Dodger Stadium on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden are seen on May 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 03: Levi Meaden and Ariel Winter attend ABC's 'Modern Family' ATAS Event at Saban Media Center on May 3, 2017 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Ariel Winter, Levi Meaden arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden attend the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Ariel Winter, Levi Meaden arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_008 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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And like every healthy relationship, theirs is one in which they can lean on each other. The couple has lived together since the rumors of their dating hit the net around November 2016. “We can ask each other to weigh in,” Meaden says.

“It helps when it’s somebody else who is in the industry,” he says. “It helps when you get a role and run it past each other and see what they think and read the script and try things. It’s really helpful.”

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