Is that you, Renée Zellweger? In recent years, the Oscar-winning actress has started to look a little different. The 48-year-old’s transformation sparked plastic surgery rumors more than a few times over her career, but the Bridget Jones’s Diary star has always denied going under the knife, instead attributing her new look to a lifestyle change.
“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. My friends say I look peaceful. I am healthy,” she once stated.
The blonde beauty also addressed reports that she had work done on her eyes in an essay for The Huffington Post. “Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes,” she wrote.
“It’s no secret a woman’s worth has historically been measured by her appearance… The resulting message is problematic for younger generations and impressionable minds, and undoubtably triggers myriad subsequent issues regarding conformity, prejudice, equality, self acceptance, bullying and health.”
Renée in 2017.
Renée has received support from plenty of fans since speaking out, including pal Reese Witherspoon, who condemned the treatment her friend has gone through about her appearance. “It’s horrible,” the 41-year-old said about comments made by bullies on social media. “It’s cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely.”
Speaking at a Hollywood Reporter roundtable, the mother-of-three added, “I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why — and it’s particularly women — why do they have to tear women down? And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? It drives me crazy. Like, this one looks great without her makeup but that one doesn’t look good without her makeup, and it’s all just a judgment and assault.”
Watch the video below to see Renée’s transformation over the years!