Ariel Winter and boyfriend Levi Meaden split after nearly 3 years together

The end of an era. Ariel Winter and her boyfriend, Levi Meaden, have called it quits after nearly three years together, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

Winter, 21, and Meaden, 32, began dating in November 2016. However, she had not been spotted with Breaking In actor since August.

Speculation about their breakup surfaced on October 8 when the Modern Family actress was spotted out with a bearded brown-haired man. The former child star dined with the mystery guy at Kiwami, an upscale Japanese restaurant, in Studio City, California.

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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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Months into her relationship with Meaden, Winter confirmed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in May 2017 that they had moved in together. She said that she purchased her “own house” the year before, adding that Meaden “cooks [and] takes care of all the handy stuff” and she will “bake pie occasionally.”

Weeks after this revelation, she defended her choice to live with her older beau. “I’m happy, and whatever people want to say, they can say,” she told Refinery29Opens a New Window. at the time. “I don’t understand why someone would even comment on our situation at all. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.”

Winter then argued that “there are tons of people of all ages that live with their boyfriend” and “there are tons of people that live with their girlfriends” and there are “tons of people that don’t live together and are super happy.”

“I’m super happy in the arrangement that we have,” she concluded. “We love living together. It’s just great.”

Months before their split, Winter opened up to Us Weekly about how Meaden was a supportive partner in their relationship. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s always there for me … all the time,” she explained to Us in July.

“He’s always trying to make me feel good about myself, but also just to be there for me as a person, you know? Just as me, as Ariel,” she continued. “That’s hard to find, is people who just take you for you. The good, the bad, the ugly — everything.”

Us Weekly has reached out to Winters’ rep for comment.

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