Ariel Winter, of ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family is doing fine during a difficult courtroom battle, her attorney says. Her mother, Chrisoula Workman, is accused of being physically and verbally abusive, so the 14-year old actress has been removed from her care. Temporary guardianship was granted to Winter’s sister, Shanelle Gray, while the matter is worked out in court.
Winter has continued to act productively and successfully for Modern Family while her personal matters are resolved. Her mother denies the allegations of abuse, but whether Winter will be returned to her care remains to be seen. Winter appeared November 9th at the premiere of her Disney channel movie, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, showing the world that despite rocky times, she is doing fine personally, and will continue to maintain her already successful career.