It was a crazy end of the year for Ariel Winter, but it seems like 2013 is moving in a positive direction for the teen actress. After lying to rest (for now) the guardianship battle between her mother and sister, it seems like she’s settling in to living with her big sis just fine. According to the Huffington Post, Winter is set to take classes in high school for the first time ever.
After seeing her on “Modern Family” and reading about her legal woes, it’s almost easy to forget that Winter is still a kid—she’s only 14. Winter has always been privately tutored, but she has now enrolled in a private school in the Los Angeles area.
According to reports, Ariel is looking forward to her new academic endeavors, and producers are happy to accommodate filming around her class schedule.
This is the first major change we’ve seen since Winter was placed in her adult sister’s care. Shantelle Gray petitioned for Winter to be under her guardianship when Winter came forward with accusations that her mother, Chrisoula Workman, was physically and emotionally abusive. Winter was removed from her mother’s home temporarily, and is said to attend a hearing in March to make the move permanent. While living with her sister, Ariel’s previously estranged father and lawyer are controlling her finances.
She’s going to have one of the best after school jobs we’ve ever heard of! Hopefully now Ariel can focus on just being 14.