Who is Ariel Winter's boyfriend Luke Benward? 'Modern Family' star posts mushy snap for #FirstPhotoChallenge
Love is in the air... yes, even in times of the coronavirus crisis. Ariel Winter took part in the social media trend #FirstPhotoChallenge and shared a mushy, romantic photo with her new boyfriend Luke Benward.
Taken 'sneakily' by model-actress Paris Berelc, the picture features Winter in a little black dress and black stilettos as Benward holds her and adoringly looks at her. Benward, meanwhile, looks cool and casual in an olive-green long-sleeved shirt. The snap was captioned, "Even though we've been friends for four years... this is the first photo I could find of just us two aside from a paparazzi photo. So this will have to do for this challenge."
No sooner did the 'Modern Family' star share the picture than everybody began talking about the heartthrob.
Winter and Benward haven’t been shy about sharing their love since going public as a couple in December. In February, Benward celebrated Winter’s birthday with a sweet Instagram post. “Happy birthday bunny!!” he captioned the photo. In a second post, he added, “You’re a dream,” with a blushing face and heart emojis. The pair were first seen together on the red carpet at the Lancôme x Vogue L’Absolu Ruby Holiday Event at Raspoutine on December 5, 2019, in West Hollywood. Winter moved on with Bernard after splitting from ex-friend Levi Meaden after almost three years of dating. The former couple began their romance in November 2016 and lived together over the course of their relationship.
But, who is Luke Aaron Benward? Best known for his role in the Nicolas Cage thriller 'Grand Isle' and as Bo in the Netflix film 'Dumplin', the actor has been seen in films like 'How to Eat Fried Worms' (2006), Minutemen (2008) and 'Cloud 9' (2014). He first landed a role in the film 'We Were Soldiers' (2002) and he also clinched an award for Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film.
Not just that, he was a part of the supernatural teen drama 'Ravenswood' as Dillon and had a recurring role as Teddy's boyfriend, Beau, in the final season of 'Good Luck Charlie'. He has also played a key role in films like 'Mostly Ghostly', 'Because of Winn-Dixie' and 'Movie Girl vs Monster'.
Born in Franklin, Tennessee, he is the son of Aaron Benward — who is a part of the country duo Blue County — and his mother Kenda is a part-time actress, model, and acting coach. His family has a history of singing stars as his grandfather Jeoffrey Benward is a Contemporary Christian music artist.
It's not a surprise then that Benward has a passion for music. He went on a tour with the Christian group iShine LIVE and was signed by a record label In Crowd Productions, who have previously been credited for Hilary Duff, India. Arie, the Backstreet Boys, Mat Kearney, Death Cab for Cutie, and the Jonas Brothers.
Not just Winter and Benward, the #FirstPhotoChallenge is catching up with other stars like Olivia Culpo and Christian McCaffrey.