Ariel Winter took to social media to share an emotional Mother’s Day post wishing her sister, Shanelle Grey, a Happy Mother’s Day. While this is definitely a sweet gesture toward Winter’s sis, we can’t help but feel like the Modern Family actress is also throwing shade at her estranged mother, Crystal Workman, who she hasn’t spoken to in over three and half years.
“#HappyMothersDay to this insanely beautiful woman inside and out, my sister, my best friend. I love you so much,” Winter captioned the Instagram photo of her sister. “You are the most amazing mother I’ve ever known and we are all so grateful for you!”
Winter went on to say, “Although I’m now 18 and mommy role is over, I will always have a special place in my heart for those years you raised me as your own. So this day is your day, because you deserve the world! I always feel so lucky that I have such an amazing role model. I hope one day I can be as wonderful as you.”
“I love you more than anything and am so grateful to have you,” the actress continued. “Thank you for being the most amazing person on this planet and for being my everything.”
While we’re sure Winter wanted to thank her sister for everything she’s done for her, it also seems like this emotional post could be some slight shade in response to her mother’s, Workman’s, recent comments criticizing Winter’s breast reduction surgery.
“I don’t think anyone at that age should be cutting into their breasts,” Workman told Inside Edition in a recent interview. “I am surprised she did it so young and that the doctor did it for her so young.”
Workman went on to say, “I think Ariel is conjuring up stories to help her career at my expense and I feel as a parent like I’m being bullied.”
“It wasn’t a supportive loving home, I had a really tough time,” Winter told ABC’s Nightline about her relationship with her mom growing up. “[Acting] is what she wanted me to do and she pushed very hard for that and kind of put that in the forefront of her mind instead of what I wanted and I needed.”
We can’t help but feel like this mother-daughter back-and-forth is far from over.
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