There was no doubt that the changing looks of Academy Award winning actress Renee Zellweger was the talk of the internet yesterday after her rare red carpet appearance Monday night.
Our own post had some readers wondering if the Jerry Maguire star had plastic surgery or if it was simply a change brought about by age or perhaps she was simply using makeup in such a way to alter the appearance of her countenance.
The feedback was so fast and furious that the 45-year-old decided she needed to go ahead and address the topic in a statement via People.
“I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows… It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door. My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy. For a long time I wasn’t doing such a good job with that. I took on a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself. Rather than stopping to recalibrate, I kept running until I was depleted and made bad choices about how to conceal the exhaustion. I was aware of the chaos and finally chose different things.”
I did work that allows for being still, making a home, loving someone, learning new things, growing as a creative person and finally growing into myself. People don’t know me [as] healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.”
Either way I know I’m glad to hear that she’s doing well and in a good place. I’m also excited that she’ll be returning to the big screen in 2015’s The Whole Truth. Zellweger had me at “hello” back in the day and she remains a personal favorite.