After years of rumours that Modern Family actress Ariel Winter was looking to divorce her parents, her wish has finally been granted.
I am now officially emancipated!!! I’m really lucky I have an amazing support system and lovely people in my life… http://t.co/lJtlpGoEYc
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) May 15, 2015
Winter’s mother, Chrystal Workman has been accused of physical and verbal abuse, and Winter left her mother’s home in 2012 at age 14.
Soon after in 2014, permanent guardianship was given to her sister, Shannelle Gray as Ariel had been living with Shannelle, husband Barry Gray and their two daughters since leaving her mother’s house.
According to a report on the Daily Mail, Winter’s 36-year-old sister had filed to become her legal guardian back in 2012 after the alleged physical and emotional abuse occurred.
Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing mother and sister out there Shanelle Gray! I love you more than words can even describe and I’m so lucky to have you as my sister. You’re an amazing mother, an amazing sister, and an amazing wife, among many other things. It’s incredible to me how you can be such a successful business woman, such an amazing mother to your kids, and also be my best friend. You are my inspiration. I’m so thankful for everything you’ve done for me and for everything you’ve helped me accomplish. Without your love and support I wouldn’t have become the person I am today. I’m so happy we get to begin the next chapter of our lives going on sister adventures and making new, special memories. You’re amazing Shanelle. I love you to the moon. Happy Mother’s Day❤️
The same report states that Shannelle is also an actress and has never had access to Ariel’s earnings, despite being her temporary guardian.
Winter’s mother, Chrystal denies the allegations, including the specific instances of hitting, slapping, name-calling and hurling personal insults at her then 14-year-old daughter.
The Modern Family star still seems to remain relatively close to her father, posting a photo with him to her Instagram account before her prom.
Source: The Daily Mail