Ariel Winter's Father No Longer Supports Wife In Custody Battle

By Mack Rawden 2013-10-03 16:45:30
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Modern Family actress Ariel Winter was back in court this week to deal with her ongoing family nonsense, and while there, she received support from an unlikely place. Glenn Workman, better known as Arielís father, showed up to give a big thumbs up to his daughterís current living situation and a big thumbs down to giving his estranged wife/ Arielís mom custody again.

According to TMZ, that marks a dramatic shift from his former position. When the family drama first exploded into a full-on war, he made it clear he didnít want Ariel to stay with her older sister Shanelle, but now, that arrangement is apparently A-OK with him. Exactly why the change of heart happened is unclear, but something tells me Ariel and her attorneys are pleased with the happy news regardless.

The problems between the Winter/ Workman family started many years ago. As a teenager, Shanelle had numerous problems with her mother and petitioned to be removed from the home. Later, she grew up, married an heir and largely moved on. When her little sister Ariel started acting on Modern Family and encountering the same problems, however, she swooped back in and let the teenager move in with her. The court conducted a thorough investigation in the matter and despite repeated public denials from mom, it ruled Ariel was abused mentally.

By all accounts, Winter has steadily improved under Shanelleís care. Sheís started attending high school and is working to her heartís content on Modern Family. Whether her relationship with her mother can be salvaged eventually or not, it seems like itís in everyoneís best interests to let the girl continue all of her forward momentum for the foreseeable future. After all, if a teenager is happy and making wise decisions, thereís no reason to rock the boat.
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