Leave it to Beyonce to help Ariel Winter deal with a break up!
The 17-year-old "Modern Family" star seemed to have announced that she's back on the market on Instagram by enlisting the help of the Queen Bey. On Dec. 7, Ariel posted a screen shot from Beyonce's "Single Ladies" music video, and implied that her romance with 18-year-old Laurent Gaudette has ended.
"Start of a new week, start of a new chapter #dancinglikebeyoncemood," she captioned the screenshot.
Ariel and Laurent met in high school and dated for more than two years. In October, they attended her cousin's wedding together. That same month, she posted an Instagram photo of the two of them kissing to commemorate their anniversary.
"Happy 2 year anniversary my shmoo! I love you so much that I don't even know where to start. When we first met two years ago, I felt this insane, unexplainable connection with you and I knew from that day one that you were the one I wanted to be with," she wrote. "Our first argument was the day I think I figured out just how in love I was with you, because even though we seemed to absolutely not get along, opposites still attracted."
She went onto to acknowledge that they had struggles at times, but said she never stopped loving him.
"You are everything to me; my love, my other half, the one person who can always challenge me, and occasionally win, and the one that I'm always grateful for," she wrote. "When we aren't together, I miss you immensely and feel like a piece of me is missing. You really do complete me, Laurent."
During the course of their relatinoship, the two were often seen on red carpets together and they never hid their affection for each other. He also stood by her side earlier this year after she underwent breast reduction surgery to minimize her bust size from 32F to 34D.
"I mainly did it for myself," Ariel told ET of her decision to go under the knife. "Yes, I had many comments, and it bothered me that that was kind of what I was known for. And that was kind of what people were commenting on my photos. That bothered me, but it wasn't the main reason I did it."
During that same interview she spoke of how great life was for her. At the time, Laurent was certainly a main source of her happiness.
"Throughout these two years we've accomplished so much personally, separate and together, and I'm so proud of the adults we're becoming and the direction our relationship is beginning to take," she wrote in the aforementioned Instagram. "Although I may not always remind you of this, but I am extremely grateful for you and feel like the luckiest girl in the world to hold the keys to your heart, as you hold the keys to mine. I love you so much baby."
Better to have and lost than to have never loved before...
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