AceShowbiz - It looks like a reconciliation between Ariel Winter and her mom Crystal Workman is unlikely to happen. In a new interview with Inside Edition aired on Wednesday, September 27, Crystal accused her celebrity daughter of reigniting their feud to get "attention."
"She continues to attack me. It's heartbreaking," Crystal said. She went on claiming, "I think she wants the headlines. I think she craves attention," before adding, "If that means throwing your mother under the bus and hurting her and breaking her heart, she's going to do it."
Crystal doing the interview seemed to be in response to allegations her estranged daughter made about her in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. 19-year-old Ariel told the publication that she was oversexualized since she was just 7 years old, being dressed in "the smallest miniskirts, sailor suits, low-cut things, the shortest dresses you've ever seen."
Of the accusations, Crystal said, "No, I didn't. I don't know what she is talking about. I really don't." When shown photos of a 10-year-old Ariel wearing a mini-dress and high heels on a red carpet, Crystal said, "She's one of the stars of the premiere. She is wearing a dress that's adorable. You don't see any parts of her body except her cute little legs."
Ariel previously said, "People thought I was 24 when I was 12. If there was going to be a nude scene when I was that age, my mother would have a thousand percent said yes." But Crystal fired back, saying, "No, never. Not in a million years."
Crystal was then asked if she purposely tried to restrict the former Disney star's food intake to keep her slim. She replied, "Absolutely not." She explained that "the only dietary restriction was dairy. We found out as an infant that she was very allergic to dairy."
Soon after the interview was published, Ariel took to her Twitter account to respond to her estranged mom's claim that she reignited their feud for publicity. "If someone loves and cares about you, they tell you to your face and are right beside you, not on television telling everyone else," so the "Modern Family" star wrote.
If someone loves and cares about you, they tell you to your face and are right beside you, not on television telling everyone else.— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) September 27, 2017
In a follow-up tweet, the former Disney darling said, "Feeling sad for @InsideEdition that they have nothing else to report on, and that they feel the need to allow a mother to bash her daughter."
Feeling sad for @InsideEdition that they have nothing else to report on, and that they feel the need to allow a mother to bash her daughter.— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) September 27, 2017