PB&C always 💘

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They have been dating since last autumn, but Ariel Winter's relationship with Levi Meaden is still raising eyebrows.

After the 19-year-old Modern Family actress battled criticism over 29-year-old Levi being too old for her, she proved they are stronger than ever with her latest Instagram selfie.

Posting a black-and-white snap of herself and her peroxide-haired lover, Ariel looked extremely content as Levi planted a kiss on her cheek. She topped it off with a funny filter on her face that included fake glasses and animal ears.

She captioned the shot: "PB&C always " – thought to stand for 'peanut butter and cheese' – and was met with a number of comments from her 3.5m followers.

Despite the photo showing off Ariel's buxom cleavage in her white vest top and denim jacket, one follower commented,"OMG you're wearing too much clothes!!!", since the actress is a big fan of provocative clothing.

Another put: "They look so cute together" as a third added: "Those boobies!"

Ariel was forced to defend her relationship with Levi earlier this year, telling Refinery29 about the age gap: "I'm happy, and whatever people want to say, they can say."

The star even admitted to living with her beau during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live early in May, stating: 'My boyfriend and I live together and he cooks."

"I can't cook at all. He takes care of all that handy stuff. He's great. He does all that. I can bake a pie occasionally."

Ariel has also been heavily criticised for wearing revealing outfits which particularly show off her assets. A recent Instagram shot showing a great deal of side-boob garnered many negative comments, with one follower telling her: "When was the last time she was covered in clothes?"

She recently hit out at the haters via an explosive Twitter rant, claiming: "Pretty annoyed about the focus on the fact that I wear shorts, and the commentary that I'm 'squeezing' into them or the idea that it's not okay for me to wear shorts.

"It's SUMMER. Get over it. It's hot, I'm obviously going to be wearing minimal clothes."

Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter attends the 'Dog Years' Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea on April 22, 2017 in New York City Getty