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Nothing is more depressing than the visible signs of aging, right there on your face. But that’s just one mindset. Actress Reese Witherspoon has a completely different one.
She’s 43 now, and aging has come to her like it has come for us. But Witherspoon sees it as a badge of honor, not a mark of shame. Her age also means she’s earned wisdom, a lot of things to say, and a place at any table.
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“I have a point of view because I’ve been on this planet for 43 years, and I didn’t feel that same way when I was 25,” she says in an interview with Allure. “I didn’t have the same things to say. I’m 43 and I’ve had a whole bunch of experiences, and I can speak with a thoughtfulness about the changes I’d like to see in the world, and…I just feel like I earned that gray hair and my fine lines. I like ’em. I so prefer 43 to 25.”
Witherspoon already won our hearts years ago when she told Vanity Fair, “I have cellulite. I have stretch marks. Hollywood is one of those endless competitions, but it’s like running a race toward nothing.” “There’s no winning. You’re never going to win the pretty race. I just want to be the best version of myself that I can be.”
If you were wondering, of course she totally gets her greys touched up! It takes three hours and her colorist calls them “hyper-blondes.”
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