Ariel Winter is going through some tough times at home right now and is being cared for by her older sister Shannelle Grey. According to TMZ, Ariel – who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family – has been placed under Shannelle’s temporary guardianship after their mother, Crystal Workman, was accused of physical and emotional abuse towards the 14-year-old actress.
Reports also state that a restraining order has also been put in place against Crystal, who has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ariel.
According to TMZ, Shanelle was also removed from Crystal’s home nearly two decades ago by the Department of Children and Family Services. She was in foster care for more than two years and never reunited with her mother.
There were rumors that Ariel was seeking emancipation from Crystal to be with her boyfriend, but those reports were false.
Court records state that the judge has set another hearing for November 20 to decide on the case.