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Ariel Winter's Mom

'Modern Family' Wanted

Her Banned From Set

11/13/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ariel Winter
's mom was an abusive menace on the set of "Modern Family" ... so much so, producers wanted her BANNED from set -- this according to a source close to the situation.

TMZ spoke with a source -- who worked on the show for over a year and had constant contact with Ariel -- who says Chrystal Workman (Ariel's mom) was "hated" by the crew, producers, actors and other mothers ... because she made Ariel's life a living Hell.

Specifically we're told Chrystal would sit on set and watch Ariel like a hawk -- and then berate her for her physical appearance, saying her ears were too big and she looked ugly in her clothes. She also blocked Ariel from eating anything but egg whites and raw veggies.

Our source tells us, the mom's obsession with Ariel's diet was so extreme ... crew members contrived a plan to "sneak" the 14-year-old food (like grilled cheese sandwiches) when her mom wasn't looking.

And there's more.  We're told ... Chrystal was very vocal about Ariel's money -- claiming her daughter needed to rake in more cash to pay for their house, her agents, managers and publicists.

Our source adds, "I'm so happy for Ariel that she went to the extreme and got out from under that miserable woman's care."

As TMZ previously reported ... Chrystal has denied all allegations of physical and / or verbal abuse.


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The trouble is we can't qualify the "SOURCE" TMZ thinks is so solid. I think it's more likely the mother caught this teenager fooling around and that the daughter has now aligned herself with a "source". The poor me from lots of kids gets them LOTS of stuff like winning over judges. I think this mother is being thrown under the bus in the media and by this girls entourage on the set. It's BS.

711 days ago

OH NO!    

It looks like the Gravy Train has come to a screeching halt! On second thought, I think the mom ate it!

711 days ago

lord flashheart    

'The triple chin mom from hell' ...

711 days ago


Tired of looking at this EVERYDAY!!!!!!!

711 days ago


It's sounds like she needs to get away from her. She sound like a horrible person.

711 days ago


Oh boy.. more news on this kid. As obsessed as TMZ is with this girl, you'd think the story would be interesting.. but no.
Can't wait for the other 10 uninteresting stories TMZ will eventually write about her today.

711 days ago


Yea whatever. The source is either that damn Ariel or her sister. Stfu already! They loving this attention. They'll send TMZ another pic of them at the spa later on today. Yawn!!

711 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

If the producers wanted her banned from the set, she'd have been banned from the set!
(Minors DO need a guardian on-set with them, though.)
I think this mom may rival DUIna Blohan for "Not-Mother of the Year",however.
Ugh! to the whole mess.

711 days ago


I highly doubt EVERYONE is lying but her. What a piece of ****. I hope both her daughters get a restraining order against her.

711 days ago


these white trash families that get into hollywood and show biz for the money are all terrible stinky people , if their innards could speak it would be ugly drool !

711 days ago


Of course this mom doesn't think what she did was abuse! She's clearly mentally unstable from everything I read. Really this is the first story tmz has run about this girl with actual information! I still don't care about this ****, move on tmz. Isn't it time to say Angelina is pregers,or Jennifer Anniston getting married

711 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

So that's what Ariel is going to look like in 30 years.
Phishie from Philly

711 days ago


One more Ariel Winters story and I'm done with this site.

711 days ago


Yes, i don't care...

711 days ago

South Side     

A source contacted me and has informed me everything that is stated in this article is 100% false. And that Harvey enjoys getting fisted while watching Modern Family.

711 days ago
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