Article Dec 16, 2016

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Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden make red carpet debut

Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden confirmed their relationship by making their red carpet debut at a fundraiser in California over the weekend (03-04Dec16).

The Modern Family star and Levi first sparked rumors they were dating last month (Nov16), when they were photographed holding hands while grabbing coffee in Studio City, California, and they were later spotted kissing during a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

On Saturday (03Dec16), Ariel and Levi attended the TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Fundraiser in Beverly Hills and walked the red carpet together. The 18-year-old was quizzed about her new romance, but she remained silent about the relationship. However, she gushed about The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youths.

"Trevor Project is so amazing for LGBTQ youth," she told E! News. "I think that it's really important for young people to be there supporting and speaking out and continuing with their fight. I think it's really important for me to be here."

Ariel was previously linked to longtime friend Sterling Beaumon earlier this year (16). The two former child stars have known one another for years, and they reconnected following Ariel's split from boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette.

However, the Modern Family star dismissed the dating rumors, tweeting: "Everyone thinking I'm taken when I'm just over here like hi I'm single AF (as f**k).

Ariel confirmed she and Gaudette were no longer dating in June (16) with a telling post on Instagram.

"When you're surprised that people just haven't gotten it yet..." she posted, before adding a throwback clip of Kim Kardashian stating, "I'm dropping hints that I'm single."

She also wrote: "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."