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Find Out Why Modern Family Star Ariel Winter Is in a Nasty Court Battle—With Her Own Mother

Ariel Winter

Aug. 1 2013, Published 4:45 p.m. ET

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Ariel Winter's family situation is more mess than modern.

The 15-year-old Modern Family star has been living with her older sister Shanelle Gray since last October, and a judge has declared she can continue with the unusual arrangement for at least another three months, despite their mom Chrisoula Workman's protests.

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Shanelle became Ariel's temporary legal guardian after court documents allege the sisters' mother was physically and emotionally abusive of her teenage daughter.

Ariel Winter hangs out with her older sister Shanelle Gray.
Source: Ariel Winter hangs out with her older sister Shanelle Gray.

Chrisoula adamantly denies the charges and insists trouble only started after she opposed Ariel's relationship with Cameron Palatas, the 19-year-old actor who plays Andy Stone on the show Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous.

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Whatever the case, Senior Court Judge Michael Leyenas says Chrisoula has done little to improve the situation and has sided with Ariel for now.

Do you think Ariel is better off with her sister or should her mom get a second chance? Follow me on twitter for more news updates, and then tell us your opinion in the comments section or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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