No, Ariel Winter Isn’t Paying Levi Meaden to Be Her Boyfriend

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Ariel Winter is in a happy relationship, thank you very much.

The Modern Family star took to Instagram this week to slam reports she was paying Levi Meaden to cook and clean for her. Explaining that her boyfriend has an acting career of his own, the 19-year-old refuted rumors she was the sole “breadwinner” of the household.

“I would NEVER pay my boyfriend any sort of allowance nor would he EVER accept it if I offered,” Ariel wrote. “I HATE fake news but I guess that’s what our world has come to.”

“Get your sh*t straight. I don’t support anyone, and I don’t need anyone to support me,” she continued. “He’s got a full career (including something huge that’s new) and works hard for it. He’s not just someone’s boyfriend.”

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A report from the publication in question claimed “some of Ariel’s friends worry that she’s throwing too much cash his way” as Levi, 29, continues to live with the actress. A source mused to the magazine, “Why would he go on auditions when he can stay home and still collect a paycheck?”

Ariel revealed earlier this year she had started living with the Killing alum, who she had been dating since last November.

“My boyfriend and I live together he cooks [and] takes care of all the handy stuff,” she said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I can bake pie occasionally — pumpkin and apple.”