Ariel Winter Celebrates 18th Birthday, 'Modern Family' Co-Stars Share Sweet Messages

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Happy birthday, Ariel Winter!

The Modern Family star celebrated her 18th birthday on Thursday with her TV family, who shared sweet messages for Winter on social media.

Sofia Vergara posted a pic of her on-screen step-granddaughter blowing out her candles with the caption, “Happy bday @arielwinter ??????.”

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Sarah Hyland shared a sweet shot of the two in matching jumpsuits. “Happy 18th birthday@arielwinter!!!!!” she captioned the pic. “It blows my mind that you're now the age I was when we first met. Love you little sister ???.”

“Happy 18th birthday@arielwinter!” wrote Rico Rodriguez. “You are such a kind, talented, and beautiful woman and it's been fun getting to grow up with you for the past 10 years. Cheers to many more birthdays together!”

Winter’s on-screen uncle, Eric Stonestreet, also tweeted a sweet message to his co-star.

“Happy birthday to the sweet, adorable and wildly talented @arielwinter1,” Stonestreet wrote. “My promise to have Ed O'Neill crush anyone who hurts you remains.”

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For her part, Winter looked super excited to celebrate the milestone birthday, posting a smoochy shot with a monkey emoji just after midnight.

Later in the day, Winter thanked her fans for their b-day messages. “Thank you all so much for the love,” she tweeted. “I appreciate each and every one of you!!! Also…I’m 18!!!!!! How weird!!!”

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