The internet was abuzz yesterday when pictures of Renee Zellweger at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards surfaced. Everyone was talking about how, well, different she looked. I dug up some older pics from 2013 and 2012 and even a few from 2002, but Renee herself spoke out about all of the speculation on her appearance. RELATED: Renee Zellweger hangs out with her boyfriend.
Renee told People (which has a picture of her at the event: I don’t have the rights to those pictures):
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.”
She referred to all the internet chatter as “silly” but decided to speak out about it anyway because:
[I]t 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 in my 40s. 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.”
I think the big difference, especially if you compare the 2002 pic (upper right corner) with the 2014 pic (upper left corner) is that Renee’s face looks a little slimmer. That’s a natural part of aging, though: we lose those rounded cheeks that we had from childhood. I, for one, think she looks amazing! Her healthy and happy lifestyle certainly shows. You can click on each photo in the gallery to see when it was taken, if you’re curious.
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Renee Zellweger “I’m Glad You Think I Look Different”