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22/10/2014 03:20 BST | Updated 22/10/2014 09:59 BST

Renée Zellweger Responds To Surgery Rumours, Says Her 'Peaceful' New Look Is Down To 'Living A Different, Happy, More Fulfilling Life' (PICS)

Ever since Renée Zellweger made a rare public appearance at a showbiz bash on Monday night looking radically different, speculation has been rife about exactly what her new look was down to.

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Many couldn't quite pinpoint just what was so different about the 45-year-old actress's face as she arrived at the ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills.

Well, now we all need wonder no more, as Renée has been more than happy to set the record 'straight'.

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According to the 'Bridget Jones' star, her new features are all down to good old fashioned wholesome living - and she's over the moon that people have noticed, too .

“I’m glad folks think I look different," she told People magazine. "I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows."

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Renée also described the internet buzz surrounding her new look as 'silly' and indirectly addressed those who suggested she'd had a little help.

"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,” she said.

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