Ariel Winter says living with her sister has given her stability for the first time in her life after she was removed from the care of her mother.
Ariel Winter says living with her sister has given her stability for the first time in her life.
The 'Modern Family' star is currently in the care of her 34-year-old sister Shanelle Grey and the 15-year-old actress is really happy with the arrangement.
She said: ''I've never had a curfew before. My life is definitely more normal [living with my sister] - and that'll help me grow up like I'm supposed t.
''It's just a different experience for me because I have more of a family life. I'm really happy.''
And Ariel - who was removed from her mother Chrisoula 'Chrystal' Workman's custody in October with Child Protection Services (CPS) later reported they found evidence of abuse - also suggested her mom had made her more insecure about her appearance.
She added to Teen Vogue magazine: ''I had body insecurities when I was younger. 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.''
Though she is feeling more settled, Ariel admits the upheaval in her family life left her ''embarrassed''.
She said: ''I want to be the kind of actress where, if I'm in the press, I'm in for the right reasons - for my work. To be in the press about family drama is kind of embarrassing.''