The 19-year-old Modern Family star doesn’t want to people to focus on her personal life as much as her message of body positivity and love.
“Y’all I love you but PLEASE pay attention and post my REAL point from my @refinery29 interview!!!” she shared on Instagram. “Not that I’m ‘defending living with my 29 year old boyfriend [Levi Meaden]‘ or that I’m ‘firing back at Trump‘ because first of all I don’t need to defend anything I’m super happy and in love, and I’m not firing at anyone just sharing an opinion after being ASKED!”
“The point was to take back the beach and help people understand that the beach should be a safe space to go as you please and feel good about yourself no matter what!” she went on. “Makeup on, makeup off, heels, sandals, covered up, exposed, do you and feel HAPPY about who you are and YOUR choices, not the ones society wants us to choose.”
Pictured: Ariel and Levi grabbing Starbucks after visiting a casting studio on Wednesday (May 31) in Los Angeles.
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“It’s also HARD to be 100% confident- I’m still not- but I’m on a journey and I want other people to know they’re not alone,” she added. “We all struggle but through our struggle we get stronger and closer to our goals. Body positivity is important- not that I live with my boyfriend. Press- please read the article and take it for what it is- not what will give you more readers! Let’s all be real and represent people how they want to be represented through what they actually say. Rant over. Love yourselves, love others, be yourselves, and be happy. Xo.”