Ariel Winter is 19.
Her boyfriend, Levi Meaden, turns 30 today.
That may not sound like such a big deal, but the age difference between Ariel and Levi has been a source of controversy pretty much from the time their relationship started.
There are two ways for a public figure to handle such a controversy.
Ariel could make like Kylie Jenner and Tyga and avoid commenting on her relationship whenever possible.
Or she could get right in front of it and declare her love for her older boyfriend boldly and proudly.
Based on her latest Instagram post, we're guessing Ms. Winter prefers the latter strategy.
Ariel posted the photo below to her Instagram p[age today to mark the occasion of Levi's birthday.
She captioned it with a lengthy tribute to the actor:
“Happy 30th my love," Ariel writes.
"Every single second I spend with you I fall more in love. I couldn’t be more grateful to be your partner in crime. You are the most incredible man, and I love you more than absolutely anything."
In case there's any lingering doubt that Ariel is in this relationship for the long haul, she concluded:
"I can’t wait to celebrate you Here’s to many, many more birthdays together.”
Meaden also took to social media to thank Winter for spending the day with him:
“Amazing birthday thanks to this one!!! Just old movies, us and the dogs. A perfect day!!!” he wrote.
Look, from the time Ariel and Levi started dating, fans have been throwing shade about the creepiness of a 30-year-old dude dating a teenager.
But we'd like to address the truly important issue here:
Why the hell are these two wearing Seahawks jerseys?!
This is the reason officials have to clear the tumbleweed off the field at Rams and Chargers games!
You guys live in LA, and you're like three years late for the Seahawks bandwagon!
You might be thinking, Well maybe one of them is from Seattle originally!
Well, we did our research, Argumentative Hypothetical Reader!
Ariel was born in LA, and she's lived there her whole life.
Levi is from freakin' Canada, which means he should be cheering the Saskatchewan Roughriders on to their fifth Grey Cup, or some sh-t.
Ya know, we were initially okay with this relationship, but if Levi is gonna be this much of a bad influence on Ariel, we simply can't sign off on it!
Also, Levi - you're 30, bro. No jerseys unless you're going to the game.
We hope you wanted an unhinged rant for your birthday! Love you, bro!