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Ariel Winter Spills on Boyfriend Levi Meaden: 'I'm Super Happy in the Arrangement We Have'

Ariel Winter Spills on Boyfriend Levi Meaden: 'I'm Super Happy in the Arrangement We Have'

Ariel Winter is opening up about body confidence and rocking some super cute bikinis as part of Refinery29’s annual Take Back the Beach initiative!

Here’s what the 19-year-old actress had to share with the site:

On learning to love her body: “I went through a lot of hate online, so I tried to change myself for a really long time, and it really didn’t work, because people just kept hating on me no matter what I did. So I decided that instead of pleasing these other people, I’ll just spend that time pleasing myself. Those people are going to be rude to me regardless of what I do, so I should just try and be happy with what I am.”

On the controversy surrounding her older boyfriend Levi Meaden: “I’m happy, and whatever people want to say they can say. 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…But I’m super happy in the arrangement that we have; we love living together and we share all the duties and it’s great.”

On her breast reduction: “I used to have full-scale meltdowns in bathing suit shops because there was nothing I could find to wear. I always felt like crap about myself. It’s gotten a little better, but it’s still definitely hard…But I’ve learned to not care about that as much. I’m comfortable in a bathing suit, scars and all.”

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Photos: Refinery29
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  • evie

    I just don’t understand how can anyone criticize and hate on a girl because of breast reduction! OMG what is wrong with that? It’s not good for health, it’s heavy for the back, bothers you when running, walking even, it hurts most of the time if not all the time and not mentioning many other problems! It can’t be compared with implants AT ALL! Those are just for vanity but no judgments here, I just don’t get it. She is full figure and beautiul! We are all different and that’s good! And breast reduction is completely ok, it is like critisicing someone for heaving medical surgery.

  • TaraTeller

    No one is hating on her for having a breast reduction. They are hating on her because she dresses like a slut and is always half naked.

  • Danae

    Ahh yes, these mature 19-year-olds dating guys twice their age. Can’t wait till she’s 50 and dates some random college guy just to prove everyone that she’s still “desirable”.

  • Ulysses Joyce

    Congrats on telling a women how to dress.

  • TaraTeller

    I’m a woman and I think she dresses like a cheap hooker.

  • Ulysses Joyce

    It does it matter if you are a male or a women. it is her choice and you have to except it.

  • irena.bursova

    That’s one fierce young lady. Her life, her choices. Why do people care so much AND especially need to express so often what others should do differently with their lives :D

  • TaraTeller

    I don’t have to accept squat.

  • Jezza

    The problem most have is, um, modest? No one would care if you were more dressed. No one wants to see you with everything hanging out. It’s just tasteless and desperate.

  • quartzoup

    Lmao a lot of people hating on her are just mad they made meek choices in their youth. She’s a working actress, she should do what she pleases.

  • persononhere

    oh gee, when trying to make a point get your grammar right, it makes it more effective. your reply has so many errors :-( stay in school!

  • persononhere

    poor thing. just goes to show the power of the kartrashians. they can even infect hollywood girls with options and talent.

  • Blake

    bitch please people liked you back then when you didnt show your ass and tits every other day.

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