Julie Bowen - Julie Bowen: 'I Had No Idea About Tv Daughter's Family Drama'
Actress Julie Bowen had no idea of the family drama surrounding her Tv daughter Ariel Winter until news spread that the teenager's mother was accused of abusing her.
The Modern Family star, 14, has been removed from her home and placed in the temporary custody of her 34-year-old sister Shanelle.
But Bowen tells In Touch magazine she had no idea the teenager was so troubled.
She says, "Never have I seen (what's being reported). That was never my experience (with Ariel and her mum). I watch the news and that's all new to me."
Bowen and Winter have been close for the past three years as co-stars on Modern Family.
Winter's real mum, Crystal Workman, insists her daughter is only retaliating against her attempts to break up the young star and her 18-year-old boyfriend.