'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter's father speaks up, asks court for guardianship of his daugter

By Gina DiFalco,

We’ve heard from Modern Family star Ariel Winter’s mother, Chrystal, when it comes to allegations that she physically and emotionally abused her but now Winter’s father Glenn is speaking out.

Ariel is currently under the guardianship of her sister, Shanelle, but Glenn doesn’t see why he can’t be the one to care for his 14-year-old daughter.

"I am physically, emotionally, and financially capable of caring for my daughter, without limitation. No evidence has been produced that suggests any detriment to Ariel associated with my father-daughter relationship with her,” Glenn says in a declaration to the court, TMZ reports.

He adds of wanting to be her guardian “I am a frugal and modest person with a moderate income who doesn't need Ariel's income to survive."

Unlike his wife, Glenn says he has a good relationship with his actress daughter, explaining "We enjoy going on long walks together ... and I love to listen to her talk to me ... I find her to be very interesting."

The AP reports that Glenn is estranged from Ariel’s mother and has not included anything about her abuse allegations in the declaration. He did, however, sign legal documentation denying that Ariel had suffered abuse.

“This whole situation has turned into a circus and places Ariel in a position she should not have to be in,” he also wrote to the court about his daughter, who has been in the care of her sister since Oct. 3. “I ask this court to allow me the chance to function as a healthy parent and help Ariel through this ordeal.”

image courtesy of INF Daily

 
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