A “Bad Chapter” of Abuse: Ariel Winter Opens Up About Her “Really Rough” Childhood

"You don't get to mess up when you have somebody around you who is constantly watching."

Ariel Winter grew up in front of our very eyes on Modern Family in just eight short years, but off-camera, the actress was going through a dark phase in her life. In her new profile in The Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old detailed what she described as years of abuse she suffered at the hands of her now-estranged mother. Though her rough childhood traumatized her and even depleted her bank account, the child star still said she “wouldn’t trade it” for the world.

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