May 10, 2013 10:50 AM
Starring in one of TV's most popular and critically-acclaimed sitcoms is no easy feat.
Modern Family's Ariel Winter devoted some much-deserved time to herself during her day off yesterday. The actress and her sister Shanelle Workman got pampered at a nail salon in Studio City with a massage and mani-pedi before heading to the gym. Ariel wore short shorts, a camo cap, and a red zip-up jacket, while her sister sported spanx and a tank.
Now under the legal custody of her big sis and brother-in-law, the 15-year-old looked happy and healthy. She was removed from their parents' care last November amid accusations that her mom and dad were physically and emotionally abusive. Her mom has denied the allegations. A judge will review the ongoing case in October to determine whether her mother, who is currently forbidden from communicating with her, is fit to regain guardianship.
"I didn't know my sister much growing up, and I wasn't really allowed to see her," she told Teen Vogue in December. "I know now that my sister is the type of person I'd aspire to grow up to be like. It's really interesting how close you can get with somebody in such a short period."
Court documents filed by Shanelle included allegations that their mother insulted Ariel's weight and deprived her of food.
"I had body insecurities when I was younger," she told the magazine. "I still do. Every girl has insecurities -- mine were heightened at the time because my mother wasn't supportive. Now, my sister is always making sure to tell me that I look beautiful."
Now that's a perfect modern family.
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