Ariel Winter, Sterling Beaumon

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Don't let the rumor mill fool you: Ariel Winter says she's most definitely still on the market. 

The Modern Family star's potential romance with childhood friend and actor Sterling Beaumon has been a hot topic of conversation lately, as the pair have attended multiple Hollywood events together over the past few months. But the college-bound 18-year-old put speculation to rest once and for all Friday afternoon via a platform she's come to use when clarifying her relationship status. 

"Everyone thinking I'm taken when I'm just over here like hi I'm single AF," Winter wrote on Twitter alongside a GIF of an animated piece of bread popping out of a toaster. Well played, Ariel. 

We can't help but draw comparisons to a previous Twitter confession Ariel made in June when she set the record straight on her breakup from longtime boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette. The actress shared a photo of Kim Kardashian with the text, "I'm like dropping hints that I'm single," also captioning the tweet, "When you're surprised that people just haven't gotten it yet..."

In the month that followed her announcement, Winter has stepped out on multiple occasions with Sterling by her side. At the  SkySpace Launch Party a source told E! News, "They were seen hanging out all night and it seemed like they were more than just friends," adding, "They were definitely very flirty and always close to each other." 

A renewed interest in Winter's relationship sparked just weeks ago when a separate insider told us she brought Beamoun as her date to Variety's Power of Young Hollywood party. "They were together the whole night," our source explained. "Anytime she would walk away to socialize with someone, he would follow. It was obvious he was her date."

However, the insider said the pair made it a point to not show any PDA. "They seemed like they were being very careful not to and were trying to play it off."

If Winter's friendship with the 21-year-old is in fact just that, we're sad to see yet another whirlwind summer romance come to an end. 

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