Ariel Winterâ€™s personal and professional life is frequently the subject of bogus tabloid stories. Gossip Cop often debunks false claims about the â€śModern Familyâ€ť star. Here are five wrong rumors.
In September, Gossip Cop busted the National Enquirer for wrongly reporting that Winter had been feuding with Burt Reynolds just before he died. The pair worked together on the 2017 film The Last Movie Star, and according to the magazine, they hated each other. The story was inaccurate. Although itâ€™s true the co-stars had a brief disagreement on set, Reynolds noted in an interview with the Desert Sun earlier this year, â€śI just adore [Winter] now, but it took a while before we connected.â€ť There are also several photos of the two chatting and laughing at the premiere of the movie. Meanwhile, Winter posted a loving tribute to the actor on Instagram following his death, while a rep for the actress assured us she â€śloved and admiredâ€ť her late co-star. Whatever disagreement they may have had was long resolved before Reynoldsâ€™ passing.
Gossip Cop called out NW in August for wrongly reporting that Winter was pregnant. The magazine speculated that the actress was expecting a child with boyfriend Levi Meaden after displaying a â€śhint of a tell-tale bump.â€ť Winter herself mocked the pregnancy rumors on Twitter, joking that her so-called â€śbaby bumpâ€ť was the result of â€śpulled pork sandwiches.â€ť The actressâ€™s spokesperson also dismissed the story as nonsense.
In February, Gossip Cop debunked a Star story about Winter teaming up with Sarah Hyland to star on a reality show when â€śModern Familyâ€ť ends. The outlet contended that the actresses were hoping to keep their careers afloat following the finale of their ABC series, so they came up with the idea to showcase their personal lives on a reality series. A rep for Winter told us on the record that the story was total â€śnonsense.â€ť Hyland herself later retweeted our bust and joked, â€śOh no. Weâ€™re TOTALLY doing a reality show. Already started filming. It stars us, dogs, food, workouts and boyfriends.â€ť
Gossip Cop busted the Enquirer last year for falsely claiming that Winterâ€™s friends didnâ€™t approve of her relationship with Meaden, whoâ€™s 11 years older than the actress. The tabloid further contended that the TV starâ€™s pals were worried she was about to elope with her boyfriend. But shortly before the bogus article emerged, Winter shared an Instagram photo of her and more than a dozen friends celebrating Meadenâ€™s birthday. The actressâ€™s inner circle clearly has no issue with her romance. And as time has shown, the actress and her boyfriend never eloped, nor are they even engaged.
And finally, Gossip Cop called out Star last year for making up a story about Winter paying Meaden to take care of her. The unreliable outlet alleged that the actress gave her boyfriend money to â€ścook, clean and perform other household chores.â€ť The actressâ€™s rep dismissed the premise as false and â€śincredibly insulting.â€ť Winter later defended Meaden in an Instagram post, calling the tabloidâ€™s report â€śfake news.â€ť She added, â€śI have a BOYFRIEND and a PERSONAL ASSISTANT who are NOT the same person. I would NEVER pay my boyfriend ANY sort of allowance, nor would he EVER accept if I offered.â€ť
Fessier, Bruce. “Burt Reynolds reflects on life mirrored in film: Regrets? He’s had a few.” Desert Sun. 12 Jan. 2018.
Ariel Winter on Instagram: “The world lost a legend today. Not only on screen, but also in life…” 6 Sep. 2018.
Winter, Ariel. â€ś… Pulled Pork Sandwiches Smh.â€ť Twitter, 2 Aug. 2018.
Hyland, Sarah. “Oh no. Weâ€™re TOTALLY doing a reality show. Already started filming…” Twitter, 8 Feb. 2018.
Winter, Ariel. “Squad celebrating baby’s 30th at #Tao…” Instagram, 17 Sep. 2017.
Vulpo, Mike. “Ariel Winter Defends Levi Meaden After ‘Fake News’ About Their Romance Surfaces.” E! News, 21 Jun. 2018.