Ariel Winter Makes It Very Clear That She and Boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette Have Called It Quits

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Ariel Winter has made it perfectly clear that she is now a single lady.

In a series of Instagram posts Monday, the Modern Family star announced that she is most assuredly single and was no longer dating boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette.

"Start of a new week, start of a new chapter #dancinglikebeyoncemood," Winter captioned a photo from Beyoncé's Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) video, reports People magazine.

Start of a new week, start of a new chapter #dancinglikebeyoncemood

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No other confirmation has been forthcoming from the 17-year-old actress' rep. The former couple had been dating for more than two years.

Later in the day, Winter again posted to Instagram, giving a little insight into why the breakup occurred.

"Love doesn't die, it simply evolves. We grow up, we realize what we truly want," she said. "I'm excited for this new chapter in my love life- love is all around.. Family, friends, pizza... The old and the new."

It is unclear when the breakup occurred, but there were hints about the inevitable late last week, when Winter posted a cryptic note, writing, "Time to move forward, time to move on."

Meanwhile, Ariel Winter has become quite the voice against online bullying and harassment this year after undergoing a breast reduction surgery in early June.

""I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school," she wrote in November. "You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don't you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing- YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL."

Pam Wright