Saturday 3 December 2016

Modern Family star Ariel Winter (17) puts family drama behind her with sweet prom photos

Published 30/04/2015 | 12:33

Ariel Winter/Instagram
Ariel Winter/Instagram
Actresses Ariel Winter (L), from the ABC sitcom "Modern Family," and Julianne Moore, from the film "Still Alice," chat as they arrive at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Actresses Sarah Hyland, Sofía Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O'Neill, winners of the Outstanding Comedy Series Award for "Modern Family"
Ariel Winter (far left) as Alex Dunphy in Modern Family
Modern Family's Ariel Winter is all grown up in a Smythe tuxedo dress.

Modern Family star Ariel Winter might be on the biggest comedy on air, but she's still a normal teenager at heart.

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The actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on the hit American series, has two SAG Awards under her belt, but relished her time away from the spotlight

at her prom this week.

The 17-year-old brought boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette as her date, while her father Glenn Workman was on hand to send her off for the evening.

#prom

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Ariel found her private family life in the public forum in 2012 when her sister Shanelle Grey (35) was awarded custody of her little sister, over her mother Chrisoula Workman.

"My sister is who I look up to the absolute most in my life — she’s extremely powerful and intelligent. She’s been through a lot in her life, as have I, and she’s smart, giving, caring, and loving," Ariel said in 2014.

While her father was said to support the decision, he expressed no desire to fight for custody of his teenage daughter and the two have clearly buried the hatchet.

It looks like her family drama is in the past though and she was beaming in the photos, where she opted for a black lace fitted dress, saying she was looking forward to "normal" teenage activities away from Hollywood.

Shmoopberry and I take prom #prom #prom2015

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

"I've always wanted to go to a school dance...I hope I get asked," she said in 2013.

Ariel Winter (far left) as Alex Dunphy in Modern Family
Ariel Winter (far left) as Alex Dunphy in Modern Family

#prom

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

Dad saw me off to #prom!! Love him

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