By Noelle Downey

There’s big celebrity couple news this week for one well-known star and her boyfriend! According to UsMagazine.com, Ariel Winter officially revealed she and boyfriend Levi Meaden are living together during a recent interview with late-night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel. The couple first went public with their Hollywood relationship in November of 2016, walking the red-carpet hand in hand a month later. Winter, nineteen-year-old star of Emmy-award winning Modern Family, opened up to Kimmel about how she and twenty-nine-year-old Meaden make their celebrity relationship work when it comes to keeping things up around the house. “He cooks. I can’t cook at all,” Winter laughed, “He takes care of all that handy stuff. He’s great, he does all that.” She went on to admit that she was “like the worst wifely person” and that while she does try to contribute by baking pies for her sweetheart every so often, she admitted, “he does everything else. It’s great.”

This celebrity couple is taking things to the next level! How do you decide whether to live with your partner or not?

Cupid’s Advice:

When it comes to moving in together, knowing when both you and your partner are ready to take the plunge can be tricky! Here are the top three ways to know if you and your significant other are ready to take things to the next level:

1. When it feels like a natural next step: If moving in together seems like the next logical thing to do in the course of a healthy relationship together, then don’t doubt yourself! It probably is. For a lot of couples, moving in together just seems to start making sense after awhile, especially if they’re anxious to spend time together but often find themselves too busy for regular date nights. Moving in together can be a great way to see each other more and enjoy a life together in every sense of the word.

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2. When nobody feels pressured: If one or both of you feel pressured into making the move, then step back and consider why you’re feeling that way. Remember, just because you don’t want to move in with someone right away doesn’t mean you don’t like them or even love them, it just means that you’re not ready for that. That could be true for a host of reasons, and the same thing goes for your partner. If you start to feel like you’re being pressured into making a big decision or you worry that your partner may feel that way, sit down and have a talk about your worries and clear the air. Communication is key, and you’ve both got to know you’re on the same page when it comes to a huge change like this.

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3. When you’re basically already living together: If at this point one of you basically only has “their own place” for extra storage space for their stuff, it may be time to make the jump to officially living together. If you spend all your time together and always gravitate toward one or the other of your apartments, take the leap and move in there together. It will be a relief to have all your stuff consolidated into one space again, and it won’t feel like such a chore trudging back to your own apartment after spending a week with your significant other at their place.

Do you live with your partner? How did you know you were both ready for the commitment? Let us know in the comments!