Renee Zellweger Speaks Out: My Face Looks Different Because I’m “Happy”

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By Daniel Gates

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Renee Zellweger is addressing the speculation over her appearance after the actress’ recent red carpet walk sparked conversation about her different-looking face. “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 tells People.

Zellweger calls the gossip “silly” and explains that she’s responding because “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.”

She continues, “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,” explains Zellweger. “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.”

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