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Story About Ariel Winter, Levi Meaden’s Marriage Plans Being “Derailed” Is Made-Up

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Ariel Winter and Levi Meaden’s marriage plans were not “derailed,” despite a couple of inaccurate reports. Gossip Cop can correct a claim about how her dad supposedly nixed Meaden’s proposal. We’re told the engagement tale is untrue.

Picking up on a tabloid story without bothering to fact-check it, HollywoodLife maintains Meaden had engagement plans but they were “rejected” by the actress’s dad Glenn Workman. After noting how Winter and Meaden recently celebrated their first anniversary together, the site asserts the actor asked Workman for his daughter’s hand in marriage, but Winter’s father nixed it. The outlet then quotes a so-called “source” telling OK!, “Glenn’s answer was no,” and while he likes Meaden, he felt they haven’t dated long enough and they should wait because “Ariel is still a teen.” Workman, contends the tabloid’s tipster, assured Meaden that “if he waits until Ariel turns 21, he will get his blessing.”

HollywoodLies, as it’s known, then alleges it too has a “source” telling it that the “Modern Family” star is “hoping to get a ring for Christmas.” The website’s supposed insider maintains Winter has “already shown Levi the ring she wants.” And in attempt to meld its made-up story with that of the tabloid’s, the blog notes Meaden and Winter will have to “put their [wedding] plans on hold until the actress turns 21 in 2019.”

Gossip Cop generally calls the teaming up on a story by OK! and HollywoodLife, “Dumb and dumber.” Still, we checked in with a rep for Winter who tells us, “We would never share personal information like this with anyone so OK! is clearly grasping at straws.” And when HollywoodLies tried three weeks ago to peddle its tale about how Meaden was going to propose to Winter over Christmas, we were similarly assured by her spokesperson that the site had “nothing,” and that its article was “nonsense.” Here’s a proposal: Maybe the two outlets should find better sources for Winter.


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