It isn't easy feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. 17-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter knows that struggle well: Ariel recently had breast reduction surgery in order to fix her spine and back issues, but also to feel more comfortable with her body. While some stars would keep their surgery a secret, Ariel went public about it so that other people can understand that it's perfectly normal to feel insecure. Now, Ariel's onscreen big sister Sarah Hyland is speaking out about how proud she is of Ariel for doing just that.
Sarah spoke to E! Online at the Teen Choice Awards about Ariel's recent surgery reveal, and she couldn't be more proud of her co-star:
Aww! It sounds like these two really do have a strong sibling bond, even if they aren't technically related. (Hey, TV sibs totally count as family, right?!) It's nice to see that Sarah supported her younger co-star's decision from the get-go, as I'm sure it made it a lot easier for Ariel to finally go through with the surgery that has made her feel better both inside and out.
It's something we've been talking about for a long time... I'm super proud of her. I'm super happy for her. She's a tiny girl. We're practically the same size. I'm about a half of an inch or an inch taller than her and I can't imagine carrying that weight. She's happy and most of all, she is healthy. She's glowing.
There will always be haters who criticize these decisions, but it's good to know that Ariel has someone in her corner who always has her back - a back that is feeling waaaaay better now since her surgery.