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Ariel Winter Speaks Out On Her Estranged Mother's Abuse & Why They Haven't Spoken For Three Years

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Sometimes the toughest decisions end up being the best ones we can make.

In the case of Ariel Winter, the choice to cut out her mother, Chrisoula Workman, was as difficult as it was freeing. The actress recently spoke out on her three year long estrangement from Chrisoula in a sit down with Good Morning America.

Related: Ariel Couldn't Be Happier To Have Smaller Boobs!

Giving fans an inside look into why she decided to emancipate herself from Workman, the actress revealed that her mom had vigorously pushed her into the entertainment industry and ultimately gave her no other choice. The beauty even agreed to the interviewer's assertion that Chrisoula was a "stage-mom".

The beauty elaborated on the tough situation, saying:

"I think that when I was born, it was kind of already decided what I was expected to be, and so I was kind of pushed into the industry. That's not to say I don't love it and it's not my passion now, I do love it. I don't know if I'd had my own run to be able to decide what i wanted to do, If i would have chosen acting."

How intense! WE can't imagine how that type of pressure must feel for a little girl!

The outspoken celeb added:

"This 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 what I needed. And that was definitely hard, but I don't think that was the only issue."

Well, at least Ariel has applied to at least a dozen colleges to achieve her dream of being a social justice lawyer… we really hope she gets to see her other passions realized!

As for why A.F. has shunned her momma for so long, she explained:

"It's really hard to have that kind of drama in your life and to be going through that tough situation and have an open court case and have everyone look at it, because it's already hard enough for abuse victims, but it's harder in the public eye when everybody has an opinion."

Sheesh… good thing Winter now has a great relationship with her sister Shanelle Gray and poppa Glenn Workman!

Keep doing you, girl!

[Image via WENN.]

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