Modern Family star Ariel Winter has announced on Twitter that she is officially emancipated from her mother.
Ariel has been in a custody battle between her older sister, Shanelle Gray, and their mother, Chrisoula Workman. The problems date back to 2012 when Ariel was removed from her home after the Department of Children and Family Services found evidence of physical and emotional abuse.
Ariel took to Twitter to celebrate and thank her supporters by saying: ‘I am now officially emancipated!!! I’m really lucky I have an amazing support system and lovely people in my life who have given me the support and guidance to have been given this wonderful opportunity. Most importantly I want to thank @shanelle_gray and my father for their special support regarding this matter, I really couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you to all of my family, friends, and fans who have supported me through all of my endeavors in life, and have encouraged me. Thank you for making my life so special! I can’t wait to embark on my new adventures. ❤️ xo’