Ariel Winter is officially a high school graduate.
The 18-year-old Modern Family star graduated from high school on Monday in Los Angeles, the ceremony taking place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Winter looked glamorous on her big day, sporting a knee-length nude dress, matching Christian Louboutin stilettos, and styling her bright red hair in voluminous waves.
In 2012, Gray was granted temporary custody of her younger sister, following allegations that Winter had "been the victim of ongoing physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing) and emotional abuse (vile name calling, personal insults about minor and minor's height, attempts to 'sexualize' minor, deprivation of food, etc.) for an extended period of time" by her mother, Chrisoula 'Crystal' Workman. Winter's mother denies the accusations.
"It's most definitely hard to grow up in the industry, but just grow up in any instance without a mother from a very young age," Winter acknowledged. "It has been very sad for me, but at the same time it's been much better for me emotionally and physically to be on my own and have a better, safer household and support system."