Ariel Winter on Her Family Strains

Ariel Winter on Her Family Strains

That show, I say it all the time,
it continues to be funny. It’s a great show.>>Thank you so much.>>It is, and you’re the smart one on it too,
which must be fun to play the smart one.>>It is really fun, I love my character.>>Yeah.
>>You know, I think it’s really important to have young girls see that
it’s cool to be smart as well. You can still have friends,
be cool, do all that stuff.>>You’re actually
the coolest one on there, because you’re the smartest one on there.>>Thank you.
>>You haven’t been on here since, how old are you now?>>I’m 18.>>You were 13 the last
time you were here.>>Yeah.>>And you have been through a lot. There’s a lot going on with you and
your life at this young age. So you were emancipated from your mother,
>>Explain what people don’t know what that is,
what does that mean?>>Well emancipation is basically,
you become your own entity, nobody controls you anymore. You handle your own business affairs, your
own living arrangements, your own money. Everything is sort of in your hands.>>At 15 you did this?>>Well, actually from 14 to 17
it was a legal custody battle. My sister was granted
temporary custody first. And then when I was 17 in the beginning
of the year she was granted permanent custody. And then to kind of just move forward
with the process and end it altogether, we got me emancipated.>>Yeah.
>>So I could just handle my own affairs.>>So your sister has been really there
for you and great for you, right?>>She’s been the best part of my life. She really is my best friend. She is the most important thing to me. She’s been there for me through absolutely
everything and I I just love her so much. I count on her more than anything.>>Does she have a relationship
with your mother?>>Neither of us do.>>Neither of you do.
Okay so and I think a lot of people that don’t
understand because nobody really knows anybody’s personal family business,
why you would do that. Obviously there’s a reason you would
not want to be connected to her, and what is that reason?>>Well, 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. And 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. I don’t really talk about the reason
that I I don’t speak to my mother, it’s kinda been publicized. But the reason I don’t really
share that is because I want to give her the same respect
that she didn’t give to me publicly.>>Yeah, she went on Dr. Phil to try to show her side of the story
which is, that to me is enough.>>Well, it just really didn’t try and
fix anything with me, it just tried to make herself look better,
and I’m not interested in doing that. People can make their own judgments,
I did what I had to do for myself.>>And so you’re 18 years old. [APPLAUSE]
>>And you are, tell me if this is wrong, you
love the show, you love doing what you do.>>I do.
>>But from a young,
young age this was not your choice. It was kind of not your choice to go into
this business, you were kind of pushed and forced into this business.>>Well my mother put me in
the industry when I was four years old. And I think when you’re four years old you
don’t really know anything that you want to do, you want to be everything. Not to say that this isn’t my passion and
I don’t love it. I do love it and I would love to continue
doing it for the rest of my life.>>Right.
>>But I also love to explore other avenues. I wanted to go to college since I was
very young, I’ve worked very hard. I go to real high school, and I do my best
to move forward in my future that way. I would love to be a lawyer and
I’ve applied for college, and I’m going through that process right now.>>Good for you,
you go to real high school right now?>>Yes.>>And obviously they know who you are?>>Mm-hm.>>And they must be so excited
>>Well actually they’re really wonderful
because no one really cares. [LAUGH] I know that seems weird but nobody
really does, everyone’s been really good to me they just treat me
normally which is what I love. I’ve met some amazing friends and
it’s just been an amazing experience for me thus far.>>Good for you, I mean you’re so,
it’s hard enough to grow up at that age, you’re going through so much anyway,
much less what you’ve gone through. And then on top of it you got bullied
because you got a breast reduction, which is a decision that obviously
that was important to you.>>Yeah.
>>You get bullied for body image then you get bullied
because your scars were showing. I mean, how do you let everything
just roll off your back? It’s definitely been a process, and
I don’t say now that I am totally over it. I think criticism always hits people,
regardless of how old they are, how far they’ve come. It definitely, we all have insecurities. And I’m not gonna say that I’m totally
above it and it doesn’t hurt me, it does. But I’ve learned a little bit
to be able to brush it off. I’ve been dealing with criticism
since I was 12 years old. And I first started developing, which was
already very hard to grow up in front of the public and
also have your body changing. And then go through a surgery which I
decided to make public because I thought it was very important to talk to women
about it in general, because I know there are so many people who have been
in my position that needed the surgery. And I thought it was
important to talk about it. And although I got backlash from that,
and criticism and everything, at the end of the day
it was what I needed to do. The people who supported me
are the people that matter in my life. And that’s what I just kind of had
to train myself to remember, is that the people that love me and support me
are what mattered, their opinions matter.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>I support you.>>Thank you. [LAUGH]

100 comments on “Ariel Winter on Her Family Strains

  1. Gucci Mane Post author

    when i meet u i will marry you n treat u like the queen you are my only celebrity crush next to aaliyah ily

  2. latrofu Post author

    I'm not going to go on Dr. Phil to try and make my side of the story look better… that's not right. I'll go on Ellen instead and now I'm the bigger person.

  3. Noe De La Garza Post author

    I hate her she’s so nice when it comes to news and everything and show but really she’s mean if you go to inside edition you can see everything she’s done wrong

  4. colourful souls Post author

    So I've not seen very many episodes of modern family, however I liked the ones I did see, and think ariel's a good actress. I didn't know anything about her life until I just watched a cpl interviews her mom did. It's very sad and I got the impression from her mother that Ariel had good reasons to separate herself from her. I really respect her decision to keep the reasons private, and I wish her the best of luck with school, life, etc✌🏼️

  5. Jesse Post author

    So she’s complaining that her mother pushed her into the industry, yet she loves doing it? So what’s the problem!

  6. Nissa Post author

    She's actually very well spoken and intelligent and I love her decision to go to collage also the hair looks really good!

  7. Lily-Rose Guerin Post author

    bless her. she got crap for her breast reduction, and she has chatter about his. she's an amazing smart wonderful human and a great actress

  8. Andy Hass Post author

    Seems like she is an ungrateful kid! She has millions and fame because of her mother! Oh sooo tough

  9. Fluffy Puppy Post author

    I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Ariel is amazing to have been dealing with all these problems AND keep her shit together.

  10. lanoxima Post author

    Ellen is probably one of the few people who knows how to make feel comfortable her guests and ask them very difficult and compromise questions, and never judge or insult them… She is really good

  11. razorpat1 Post author

    Are we promoting emancipation here ?
    Not weird on this show.
    Family destruction program on the rise

  12. Marina Maya Singer Post author

    Dkw but, made me cry to see her so strong besides what life has put her through…. i admire her so much now

  13. Shivani B Post author

    She is so mature for her age. I have seen old people,middle age people who are not even half her witt. I would be proud if she was my daughter ❤👍👌💪

  14. Melanie Schulte Post author

    I dont understand why people support when celebritys make their breats bigger but not when someone makes them smaller even though it is also a health issue

  15. rakimul Huq Post author

    It's sad that her character is constantly insulted for being the smart one. The characters who are not academically successful and don't necessarily have everything in place are constantly shown to be happier and have better skills. Being academically bright and successful isn't the same as living In a prison.

  16. Deva Post author

    When i first see Ariel Winters a few years a go (images on her red carpet only) i thought she's like the Kardashians who is not a really great model to young girls… But i take that back immediately after i saw lots of her interview… She's so smart and intelligence naturally wow

  17. Ask MiName Post author

    what an extremely lame segment. Props to Ariel. Its just, it's not in my DNA to care about other people issues in life….It's almost like WERE EXPLOITING HER hmmm…Its sad that people eat this up and honestly care about a girls life who'll they'll never meet…Everyone has problems…Having this girl keep bringing it up in front of millions can't be helping. gotta love Ellen.

  18. Luc Dvorakova Post author

    I dont know anything About them. I have seen her today for the First time. But at least she is succesfull actress. And it looks like she and her Sister are succesfull. That is more than my parents did. And it is something she owes to her Mother for sure. I am so lost in my love. Broke health, Broke metal healt and totally lost. Not succesfull and trying so Hard to get better.

  19. Luc Dvorakova Post author

    Maybe her Mother is not the best Mother. But at least she is Very succesfull becouse of Her. TV star. She would never Made it without her. If she have decided to become a star now she would had been stuck in a crowd of people who wants to become stars. Now she has carreen and money. How many people can say that?


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