Ariel, 21, and her 31-year-old beau are definitely relationship goals. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s always there for me … all the time,” the actress gushed to Us Weekly on July 15 about The Killing actor.
It sounds like Ariel found someone to stand by her side through thick and thin. “Just as me, as Ariel — and that’s hard to find, is people who just take you for you. The good, the bad, the ugly — everything,” she noted. “For me, that is great to have the support [from someone] on everything in life, not just specific things. Just for someone to be there for you through all things, not just you know, pick and choose.”
It’s obvious Ariel is radiating confidence from the inside out. However, that’s not to say that her pride is dictated by a number on the scale. The actress has expressed her desire to feel strong but her necessary medication was holding her back.
“For years I had been on antidepressants that caused me to gain weight that I couldn’t lose no matter what I did,” she began in a post on Instagram back in April. “It was always frustrating for me because I wanted to be able to get fit and feel like the work I was doing was paying off, but it never felt that way.”
Her lengthy written post continued, “I had accepted it and moved on. I stayed on those medications for so long because the process is really long and difficult. I wasn’t ready to go through it again so I just accepted the feeling ‘eh’ instead of trying to find something to actually feel better.” She also noted that switching medications had “nothing to do” with losing weight.
“The change in medication instantly made me drop all of the weight I couldn’t lose before by just giving me back my metabolism. That was very unexpected,” the starlet divulged. She now feels “better mentally” and would like to continue working on her physical strength.