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Ariel Winter

All Smiles

Before Court Date

11/18/2012 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Ariel Winter
was out and about Sunday doing TOTALLY NORMAL 14-YEAR-OLD-GIRL STUFF... like chowing down on a snow cone -- days before her guardianship hearing. 

Ariel and her older sister Shanelle Gray -- a.k.a Ariel's temporary guardian -- hit up the Farmer's Market in Studio City ... and smiled like two people who are really, really happy.

As TMZ previously reported ... the "Modern Family" star is the middle of a nasty court battle with her mother Chrystal Workman over guardianship ... after Ariel claimed she was physically and verbally abused. Ariel's mom has denied the allegations.

A judge has set a hearing for November 20.

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Sally    

Good luck Ariel. Hope Mom does not win, so hopefully the Judge will rule in your favor.

673 days ago
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adelle    

So this older one was the one dragged out of a crack house when she was younger??? Allegedly anyway...

If the allegations Ariel is making are untrue, the only reason I could see her sister doing something like this is if she was having financial trouble...it would be interesting to see or establish whether or not she is having any financial trouble..

Does her sister have access to Ariel's money right now?? It doesn't seem like they're spending too excessively at the moment if she does.. now if they start going on shopping sprees to expensive boutiques and stuff like that then maybe i'd start to question her sisters motives...

673 days ago
18.

nicole    

Leave the poor girl alone!!! I'll be willing to bet TMZ will do at least 10 more stories about her before the week is out.

673 days ago
19.

SeanGabriel    

It's so much stress for a 14 yo girl.. crazy mom, paparazzis everywhere she goes..

673 days ago
20.

Kabala    

People say she's fat - she's not fat.

673 days ago
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ITSMEDAVID    

checkout my instagram - pictureinfocus

673 days ago
22.

GothamGirl    

This is not celebrity news, it is a private family matter involving a juvenile. Leave it alone TMZ!

673 days ago
23.

GeniusMachine    

I'd like to go tag team on both of these sisters. Give one a few pumps, pull out, give the other a few pumps, rinse, and repeat.

673 days ago
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Kelly    

It's such a sad situation, rather its true or not. I do know that when my daughter was 14, she would have LOVED to live with her sister. Most kids would. Because older sisters seem to relate better instead of parenting. But that being said, there are stories from people on set, family, etc... If she hasn't abused the child, there are a whole lot of people who really can't stand this woman. These are hard allegations to prove or disprove. No matter where she ends up living, I hope the judge puts her money in a trust until she is at least 25. My prayers are with this family and I hope the whole truth come to light, for the court not necessarily the public.

673 days ago
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backfire    

Is there proof or evidence of physical abuse, verbal abuse or exploitation? Before we judge lets wait for the trial. Would she be an actress if her mom hadn't taken her around to auditions? Is physical abuse on the level of locking her in a cage in her room and not feeding her for weeks? Is the verbal abuse asking her to clean her room or calling her fat? I am looking forward to getting more facts.

673 days ago
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kr    

of course she's happy.. she's rich with no parents to tell her to clean her room or not have sex with adult men. If she were really abused she would be a lot more stressed out. She looks like the cat who ate the canary.

673 days ago
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kr    

All the judge had was this girls testimony and no proof. The judge should be kicked out.This girl is going to go into a downward spiral faster than any hollywood kid yet on her own!

673 days ago
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Amber    

with how much she looks like her sister i cant help but wonder if her sister is really her mom.

673 days ago
29.

Alathan1988    

I just hope everythang workout

673 days ago
30.

Turk182    

Who?

672 days ago
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