Yesterday, photos of Renee Zelwegger looking very different from how we remember her made the rounds online, and it's easy to see why.
This wasn't a simple case of dramatic weight loss or Botox gone wrong. The former rom-com queen legitimately looked like a different person.
Concerned Zellweger fans clamored for an explanation: Had Renee simply had a lot of work done? Is there some issue with her health?
In an effort to put minds at ease, the actress gave an interview with People magazine yesterday, and only ended up raising even more questions:
"I'm glad folks think I look different!" Renee said, perplexingly. "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."
Well, she is certainly living a different lifestyle these days. For one, the 45-year-old hasn't appeared in any movie that we know of since 2010.
At the height of her fame, Renee dated Bradley Cooper, and a slew of other A-listers. Her tumultuous relationships with Jack White and Kenny Chesney made tabloid headlines.
These days, Renee steers clear of Hollywood and drama and has been quietly dating her old college boyfriend Doyle Bramhall for about two years.
"My friends say that I look peaceful. I am healthy," Renee adds.
"For a long time I wasn't doing such a good job with that...Perhaps I look different. Who doesn't as they get older? But I am different. I am happy."
Probably not the answer that most fans were expecting when they saw the photos, but we're guessing that's as specific as Renee is going to get.
Who knew that happiness could have such a profound effect on someone's appearance? We wonder if these other celebrities feel the same way ...