Ariel Winter's Estranged Mom Criticizes Daughter's Skimpy Outfits: ‘She Needs to Grow Up’

Ariel Winter’s estranged mom, Chrystal Workman, is not happy with her daughter flaunting her figure. The Modern Family star has been an outspoken advocate for positive body image. But that also means Ariel has no problems showing off her body in revealing outfits.

Y’all I love you but PLEASE pay attention and post my REAL point from my @refinery29 interview!!! Not that I’m “defending living with my 29 year old boyfriend” or that I’m “firing back at Trump” because first of all I don’t need to defend anything I’m super happy and in love, and I’m not firing at anyone just sharing an opinion after being ASKED! The point was to take back the beach and help people understand that the beach should be a safe space to go as you please and feel good about yourself no matter what! Makeup on, makeup off, heels, sandals, covered up, exposed, do you and feel HAPPY about who you are and YOUR choices, not the ones society wants us to choose. It’s also HARD to be 100% confident- I’m still not- but I’m on a journey and I want other people to know they’re not alone. We all struggle but through our struggle we get stronger and closer to our goals. Body positivity is important- not that I live with my boyfriend. Press- please read the article and take it for what it is- not what will give you more readers! Let’s all be real and represent people how they want to be represented through what they actually say. Rant over. Love yourselves, love others, be yourselves, and be happy. Xo

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Workman spoke to InTouch Weekly about her 19-year-old daughter and said, “She needs to grow up. I would tell her to dress properly, be the beautiful person she is. I feel sad that she feels the need to expose herself when it’s not necessary.”

Winter’s mom added, “Ariel is smart, beautiful and talented. She is a legitimate actress. She does not need to do this. She is beautiful with her clothes on.”

The actress then hit up Twitter to respond to her mom’s interview. Winter wrote, “What’s sad is that you lie consistently. Also, why is it that you only choose to talk to me through the press? I’m doing just fine. Toxic.”


Ariel was released from her mom’s care in 2015 after accusing her of physically and emotionally abusing her. Workman addressed the allegations to InTouch and said, “I would not do that.”

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