(NEW YORK) — Actress Courteney Cox recently opened up about getting facial fillers in the past and why she chose to stop.
The 54-year-old “Friends” star told PEOPLE that she wasn’t confident in her appearance as she got older.
“I would say it’s a common thing you go through as you age, especially in Hollywood,” she told the outlet. “You have to accept getting older, and that’s something that I had a hard time doing.”
“[I tried] to keep up with time in a way that was anything other than maintenance,” she continued. Nearly two years ago, she hit a point where she decided it was time to stop, she told the publication.
“I didn’t realize it until one day I kind of stepped back and went, ‘Oh s—-. I don’t look like myself,'” she shared.
Since dissolving the fillers, Cox has accepted aging and found confidence in her skin.
“So now I just embrace who I am and getting older with what God gave me, not what I was trying to change,” she said.
“I kind of own everything. And the things that I am not as comfortable with myself, they’re things that I continue to work on to grow and change,” she continued. “I am at a stage of my life where it’s very easy to be comfortable with who I am and who I’ve become and who I strive to be.”
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