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Renee Zellweger Says She Looks So Different Because She's Happy And Healthy

Renee Zellweger at ELLE's 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 20, 2014. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for ELLE)
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Renee Zellwegger says that actually she's glad that everyone has noticed that she looks stunningly different. It looks like she's gone under knife, but she chalks up her new look to "a different, happy, more fulfilling life."

Zellwegger told People the conversation about her appearance was "silly" but she decided to respond 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."

The actress told People:

"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."
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She has retreated from the spotlight to life with her boyfriend Doyle Bramhall and a close circle of friends. She told the magazine, "People don't know me in my 40s."