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Ariel Winter

UNITED FRONT

with Big Sister

11/9/2012 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariel Winter sent a very public message to her mother ... she's STANDING STRONG with her big sister and temporary guardian Shanelle Gray

In a major show of support, Ariel clutched her sister's hand as they walked into a hair salon in Los Angeles earlier today ... and, of course, it was all captured by the paparazzi.

Ariel's mother has accused Shanelle of using the "Modern Family" actress as a "stepping stone" to launch her own acting career.  She also claims Shanelle might blow Ariel's fortune on herself.

Shanelle claims she's rescuing Ariel from a physically and emotionally abusive mother.

No word on who paid for the trip to the salon.

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46.

get real    

She Needs a 3d Party in charge of her and her Money. Shell have nothing when the show ends in anoher 4 years.

711 days ago
47.

Vivian    

There are two sides to every story. BUT, if you were to judge the Mother based on her actions within the last several days alone...well...I would say she's got issues. First, she divulges info re her daughter with an over-age boy in a compromising position. This was not ok. It could jeopardize her job and it certainly does nothing for her reputation.
Second, she divulges how much money Ariel is making on Modern Family...another MAJOR BREACH of etiquette in Hollywood as well as proper mothering. Third, she willingly throws her other daughter under the bus with nastiness and vitriol. Claiming Shanelle only wants Ariel's money and fame for herself when Shanelle clearly states in her petition that she DOES NOT want access to Ariels's money. Now, seriously, put your Mommy hat on and tell me that calling up TMZ and divulging all this info is ok?? No way, a good Mom would have nothing but wonderful things to say about her children and then let the courts sort it out. I have to say that the Mom is in the wrong now and probably has done a lot wrong over the years.

Now, for the other side...all her kids are successful and well spoken. So, on that level, she must have done something right??

Too bad...very sad. Everyone needs to trust their Mom. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Hope it gets resolved soon. Peace!

711 days ago
48.

forhim4herforloveforlife    

She's a good girl. She's worked hard for a lot of years, quietly building a career for herself while other girls her age have only been a flash in the pan. I think the sense of family at Modern Family was just what she needed to dig herself out of a bad situation, and rather than seeing the romance as a reason for her to lie about her mom, as a teen girl deeply in love, I think it was more like the final straw that gave her the courage to do what she needed to do. This girl has never engaged in empty drama. As someone else said, she's very well spoken and graceful but also very genuine and has a good head on her shoulders. It's not her fault it blew up like it did, and I know if she could have kept a lid on it she definitely would have. And it's not her fault she looks that good at 14 or is more mature than a girl that age is typically. It's the nature of hitting puberty and growing up with a full time career surrounded by adults. Cut the girl a break.

708 days ago
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