The 14-year-old actress - who is currently the subject of a guardianship battle between her mother Chrisoula Workman and older sister Shanelle Gray - has now split from 18-year-old Cameron Palatas, who she had been dating for six months.

This is the latest jarring incident for Modern Family's Alex, who was removed from her mum's home by child protective services for the second time and placed in her sister's care last month. The girls also secured a restraining order against their mother, forcing her to stay 100 yards away from the young actress at all times.

Ariel is said to have been previously removed from her mother's care as a young child and placed in foster care by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Her mother has denied all allegations, saying: "It's all untrue, it's all untrue. I have my doctor's letter that my daughter's never been abused."

Ariel's lawyer Amir Pichvai insists the actress is being well cared for as she deals with the custody issue, stating: "Ariel is doing well and she has a lot of people who are loving her and supporting her at this time, and I'm pretty confident that she'll fare well through all of this. She is obviously a very smart and articulate young lady and an accomplished actress."

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