Yesterday, Oscar winner Renee Zellweger made waves all across the board when she arrived to the 21st Elle Women in Hollywood Awards (which were earlier in the week). Photos of the event surfaced yesterday.
Immediately, websites, critics, news programs, bloggers (including yours truly) sounded off on how different Renee appeared and used a 10 year old picture in comparison to now.
Well, Renee spoke exclusively to People
, and delivered an amazing statement in response:
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...
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.
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.
Someone being happy and healthy is the best thing they can ever say!!!
Good for you Renee!!
What do you guys think of what she had to say?