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Ariel Winter's Sister

Money Isn't the Motive ...

Because She's LOADED

11/22/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ariel Winter
's sister may have declared bankruptcy more than a decade ago, but her fortunes have changed dramatically ... as in there is no way in the world she needs Ariel's money ... TMZ has learned.

Shanelle Gray is married to David Barry Gray ... who is an heir to the Pepsi fortune. His grandfather was one of the founding members of Pepsi Cola.

David's grandfather, Philip Rubenstein, owned 23 of the original Pepsi plants and, with the help of a guy named Al Steele, took the company nationwide. Rubenstein served as the President of Pepsi Cola in the 1950s and amassed a fortune.

As for what happens to the untold millions of dollars ... Rubenstein died in 1997 and was survived by his wife, 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren, one of whom is David.   Rubenstein's wife died in 1998. Short story -- David -- an actor who played the role of Todd Palin in the Emmy-winning HBO movie "Game Change" -- is in line to inherit a big chunk of the family money.

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Family dough aside, Shanelle and David are doing well with their 2 acting businesses  -- Gray Studios in L.A. and Gray Studios in Orange County. The business is so successful, it's expanding to NYC next year.

And Shanelle -- who gave up a fairly successful acting career to raise their 2 daughters -- is now back in the acting game and getting gigs.

Short story -- it seems Chrystal Workman, the mother of Ariel and Shanelle -- doesn't know much about her older daughter, who was taken away from her years ago and placed in foster care. It would seem she has no idea Shanelle is more financially secure than the entire cast of "Modern Family."

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cherry    

But does her ***** taste like Pepsi cola ala Lana Del Rey's.

666 days ago
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IKnowthismuch    

Humph, people tried to tell you folks here at TMZ - now start doing your journalistic duties on all of your stories and stop being so one sided - aka Elmo!

666 days ago
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Babydoll0630    

I thought this from the start...........do you have any NEWS? Seriously, I stay away for 4 days, and this is still news?

666 days ago
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myopinion    

This whole situation is a MESS!

666 days ago
5.

Diamond Goddess!    

P-U-L-E-E-Z-E!!!
They don't HAVE the money yet.
The relative's wife died FOURTEEN years ago, WHERE is the cash?!
Plus, he's one of 6 grandchildren, and there are 2 children ahead of them in line for the money.
I AIN'T buyin' that they aren't after Ariel's $$$.
*yawn*
Whatevs!!!

666 days ago
6.

BB not bb    

Okay so maybe that is why she won custody, she has plenty of money on her own. I still think the daughters may just be trying to get over on the mom and trying to say she is no good. If the daughter grew up in foster care, then maybe they convinced her that her mom was just no good.


I still don't know exactly what this woman did that was so heinous that they would take away her children. You can train someone to talk nicer to their kids. Plenty of parents don't allow 18 year olds to lie in bed with their 14 year old daughters. They tell their daughters not to eat junk food and restrict their diets.


I wasn't aware that was child abuse when kids are being sold as sex slaves by their parents and beaten into cripples. Yet these kids are made to stay right where they are.


Enough with this bogus child protection system. They had better have a solid reason to take away someone's flesh and blood, otherwise it is just social engineering to create a modern family that is based on frivolous desires rather than the bonds of nature.

666 days ago
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frego123    

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666 days ago
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BigJigga304    

David has money on the way, but divorce could leave Shanelle high and dry. Ariel is plan B

666 days ago
9.

Reg    

Is that Sarah Palin in the pic from the movie?
Lol, Or is it Julianne Moore?

666 days ago
10.

LISA    

This seems to be a pattern at TMZ ... Frst, it's she ''hit the Skids in the money department' ... THEN, a new article, 'she's LOADED',.


IS she loaded? Seems to me big sis is doing just fine financially right now,and her husband MAY inherit a ton of money some day.

666 days ago
11.

Spicy mag    

Nobody cares.

666 days ago
12.

Truth    

HA! TMZ SUCKS.. THERE'S A LITTLE WORD CALLED RESEARCH BEFORE YOU MAKE UP STUPID HEADLINES TO GET HITS. HARVEY IS GOING DOWN THE PEREZ HILTON ROUTE - MAKE SH*T UP THEN CONFESS YOU'RE IGNORANT LATER. LIKE I SAID, A SIMPLE GOOGLE PIC SEARCH OF RECENT SHANELLE PICS SHOWS SHE AINT BANKRUPT WITH HUBBY AND KID ON RED CARPETS. BUT THE HUSBAND AINT GOT THE PEPSI DOUGH YET... SEEMS HIS MOM AND AUNT ARE STILL ALIVE. OOPS! #TRUTH!!

666 days ago
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Mary    

I can't believe you guys missed the Joan Crawford Connection to Al Steele!! She was in a relationship with him for a few years until his Death, and made herself the president! Didn't you watch Mommy Dearest??

666 days ago
14.

Whome?    

Sounds like Fat Mike got down to the bottom of it. Buckingham Palace, viewing and timing the Lantern and Hogan sex tapes, plus all the Kardashian and lohan important news. This guy is the best...

666 days ago
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mackstud    

bad journalsim!

666 days ago
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