This Ariel Winter case hasn't always been easy to understand.
Between all the statements and letters and conflicting testimony- not to mention conflicting names that mom
Christina Chrisoula Chrystal Workman goes by, we haven't known what to believe!
But a source close to the situation makes a pretty strong case for big sis, attesting Shanelle Gray is just looking out for Ariel. The source says:
"Ariel asked her sister to become her guardian, this wasn't something that Shanelle sought out. Shanelle agreed to become her guardian, but has made it clear that she absolutely doesn't want any of Ariel's money.
In fact, Shanelle has formally asked the judge handling the proceedings to block her from having any access to Ariel's bank accounts. For Shanelle this has nothing to do with money, she has only stepped in because Ariel asked her to."
Awww! It sounds like Shanelle is just a loving sister doing her family duty! But is Shanelle going to be able to provide for her little sis without dipping into the Modern Family star's earnings?
Mom said in court that she had filed for bankruptcy! The source says:
"Shanelle did indeed file for bankruptcy nearly 12 years ago, she was in her early 20s and had incurred some debt. However, she took responsibility for it and that has absolutely no bearing whatsoever in the guardianship proceedings.
"For anyone to say that Shanelle is trying to make a money grab from Ariel is ridiculous, they obviously don't know the facts of the situation. The court has strict oversight into Ariel's personal and financial affairs because she is a minor, so it would be impossible for Shanelle to do that, even if she wanted to."
Wow! That does seem pretty definitive! If Shanelle is just in it for the sisterly love, we DEF know whose side we're on!
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