Courteney Cox ‘regrets’ what she’s done to her face: ‘Like, you look horrible’

Courteney Cox goes to Ireland on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ as seen on NBC.

On Monday night, the new season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls premiered. I’ve only watched a few clips here and there, and now I’m sort of regretting not watching the premiere episode, because it featured Courteney Cox on the cliffs of Ireland. Which sounds fun/terrifying. Courteney is back together with Johnny McDaid (who is Irish), although this time around, their relationship seems to be more on his terms, as in they’re spending more time in London and Ireland, it feels like. Cox talked about McDaid a bit with Bear, but the most interesting part (to me) was when Cox talked about the cosmetic work she’s gotten over the years and how she’s afraid of ageing. Some highlights:

How she feels about her fame: “I feel lucky. I don’t feel burdened by it. I mean, people can be pretty mean, though, now that there’s all this social media. The comments…if I ever want to feel really bad about myself, I just click on one of those Daily Mail comment sections.”

Ageing in the spotlight: “I think there’s a pressure to maintain [your looks], not just because of fame, but just, you know, being a woman in this business. Getting older has not been…I don’t think it’s the easiest thing. But I have learned lessons. You know, I think I was trying to keep up with getting older, trying to chase that…you know, it’s something you can’t keep up with. So, the more you relax into it and the less I try…’cause sometimes you find yourself trying and then you look at a picture of yourself and go, ‘Oh, God.’ Like, you look horrible. I have done things that I regret, and luckily they’re things that dissolve and go away. So, um, that’s good, because it’s not always been my best look. So, now I just have a new motto: ‘Just let it be.'”

Why she split with David Arquette: “I think that we were such good friends. We found ourselves leading separate lives and just coexisting and being great friends, but not having the intimacy that…is so important in a relationship. I think you really need to work in a relationship, and I think that we tried. We’re just really different, too. I’m the polar opposite of him. That can be great for a lot of things, but I need this kind of real, one-on-one connection. And I don’t know. I don’t know. It wasn’t a dramatic ending. It was more of a…just, I don’t know. I’ve really been…No one’s ever asked me in this way, so I haven’t really thought about it like this. I mean, as divorces go, I would say it’s one of the better ones. For sure. We’re good co-parents together.”

Her relationship with Johnny McDaid: “We were engaged for over a year and then we broke up. There’s something about…you know, he’s from Ireland. And the way he regards love is precious. We have to treat it in a different way. It’s more special. You coddle it. So, I didn’t know how to regard love the way he does. And it definitely made a lot of mistakes that I see, whether it’s co-dependency or people-pleasing. I didn’t know how to bring it in. It was always external. I definitely have learned a lot, and no matter what, I will be a better person from that breakup, even though it was so brutal.”

[From E! News]

I genuinely appreciate how honest Courteney is about ageing and regretting some of the sh-t she’s done to her face. While the work seems to be non-surgical – as in, she was doing a ton of Botox and fillers – I think she’s sort of kidding herself if she thinks that all of that stuff just “dissolves away” when you’re done with it. While she looks less frozen (and “surprised”) these days, you can tell that she’s still doing that sh-t. And it’s because she’s scared of ageing naturally, which she basically admits. As for what she says about McDaid… Irish people are more precious about love? What?

Courteney Cox goes to Ireland on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ as seen on NBC.

Courteney Cox goes to Ireland on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ as seen on NBC.

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  1. Jayna says:

    There were photos last week of Courtney and Johnny sitting outside a cafe in London, I think it was. It appeared that they were arguing. Courtney didn’t look happy.

    • lisa2 says:

      all couples argue. I saw those pics.. I just wonder how long this will last. At least she and he seem to be tying to visit each other.

      • Fanny says:

        If it happens often enough that the paparazzi managed to catch it, that’s not a good sign. There were also photos of Courteney weeping on a friend’s shoulder a while back. I think that was before or during her first breakup from McDaid.

        I have sympathy for Courteney. I think she’s plagued by anxiety and insecurities and she’s in an industry that magnifies those insecurities. Shame on the people who encouraged her to mess up her face.

  2. Gg says:

    Wow surprised at her response to her divorce from David. Blabbering about how they were just friends? or maybe she just lusted after a costar who later left her because the love they shared was just so precious. She sounds really immature and it’s literally written all over her face.

    • Jayna says:

      David is an immature man-boy who has a drinking problem. She got tired of being the only adult in the relationship. He went to rehab and got straight for a while during their split but reverted back.

      Now married to his new wife, he
      called Howard Stern one morning
      drunk as hell whining and pouting because Howard didnt come see him while in California, yet visited with Jimmy Kimmel. You could hear his little baby in the background and he was very drunk and acting like a child himself, pouting. He was almost incoherent.

      He is a sad case. Courtney put up with a lot. It’s only a matter of time when this new wife leaves him

      • Flowerchild says:

        This is the also said that being sober wasn’t for him and that being a drunk is him being true to himself. This is also the same man child that caused a seen outside of Justin B roast because he wasn’t invited.

        My guess is that when he’s sober Courteney and his current wife expect him to step up and be a father and the grown ass man that he is. When off the wagon I can’t picture either one of these women letting his mind the kids alone in that state of mind. He is free to be the little boy that he wants to be.

    • FingerBinger says:

      @GG You must not be familiar David Arquette. He’s the definition of immaturity. If I had to guess Cox was tired of being the only adult in the relationship.

  3. Wiffie says:

    That’s what’s so scary about surgery. It’s a gamble, and you are either going to look better or way way worse. And if you are the type whose insecurity and body dysmorphia got you on the table in the first place, it’s not going to end well.

    • Miss S says:

      I understand what you say, but I feel that there’s a different between something like rhinoplasty or fixing your ears or even breast surgery (nowadays) than stuff people do to look younger. Those anti aging “solutions ” are the ones with results than can be a gamble.

      I always feel that we tend to put in the same bag surgery meant to change the shape of something that feels unbalanced and surgery meant to make people look younger. I find the second much more problematic because unless it’s super conservative, rarely looks good and shows how we rely so much on youth like it’s the only good way to look.

      • Lucky jane says:

        I don’t know. I think elective cosmetic surgery,for example, to fix your nose, is the same thing as messing with your face as you get older. It’s all a gamble. Lots of young people get botched surgeries too. And I think both are a way of chasing an ideal that doesn’t really exist. I think most people are better off taking what they have and being their best with that. I have really small boobs and it took me 35 years to see how great they are. I am thankful every day that I didn’t have them “fixed”. They weren’t broken!! And I am not speaking to every case or judging people who have cosmetic surgery… I just think some of us are far harder on ourselves than we should be and a lot of growth can come from accepting ourselves as imperfect.

      • Maire3 says:

        Jennifer Grey’s rhinoplasty re-do is a good example of a gamble gone wrong.

      • Miss S says:

        @Lucky Jane: “I think most people are better off taking what they have and being their best with that.” I don’t agree with this, some things are really difficult to overcome. The idea that we should embrace what we have sounds good and I’m all for it but some procedures can realistically work for some people and change their lives and self esteem and you wouldn’t even know they had anything done if you met them today. Should someone do it when they are like 18, I don’t think so. I also have small breasts and struggled with it but in my early 20’s there was a shift and now it’s one of my favourite things about my body. I can’t say the same for my nose and if I had the money I would change it. I also have friends with really large breasts who made a reduction and everyone sees how it improved their lives.

        When we talk about surgery being a gamble or gone wrong, we should not talk about results that look natural or “common” procedures done by very experienced surgeons. Some procedures give you guarantees if you are on the right hands. But it’s surgery, so yes, in that sense there’s always a risk.

        Which leads to @Maire3’s comment. Grey’s rhinoplasty changed her, because her old nose defined her look but the final result looks natural and if you didn’t know her from before you couldn’t tell she wasn’t born like that. She changed it because she didn’t like it. How was that a gamble gone wrong?

      • Maire3 says:

        Miss S: Have read Jennifer Grey’s account of her rhinoplasty? Even with the success of Dirty Dancing, she was told her nose looked “too ethnic” (or something to that effect) and that changing it would make more roles available to her.

        Something went wrong with the first surgery, a bone started to migrate. She had to have another surgery to fix that.

        That was the “gamble” I was speaking of. I’ll try to find the article with her statements to add to this thread.

      • Miss S says:

        Thanks @Maire3, I didn’t know that. But looking at her nose I couldn’t tell. I also didn’t know her reasons to have it done.

        But she did it what, in the 80’s?

      • Maire3 says:

        Miss S: According to Wiki (I know, I know) the surgeries were done in the early 90’s.

        I wish I could find the article with her comments**. It transpired around the time of her appearance on “Friends” (where it was a joke in the script). I think it was in Parade Magazine that appeared in my Sunday newspaper. Jennifer mentioned having it done at the suggestion that it would expand her opportunities. What made her account so memorable to me is the grisly detail where she explained some bone/cartilage was shifting and in danger of breaking through the skin. A second surgery was needed.

        The irony is that she became unrecognizable & the parts for her dried up anyway – which adds to the gamble.

        **Sadly, not all print media has been archived for internet sourcing.

      • Lucky jane says:

        Miss S… I understand what you are saying. I don’t like my nose either. But my face as a whole is considered attractive by most people and so I have never had to deal with not being considered pretty. I realize it isn’t fair for me to talk about just accepting what you look like… When it is probably easier for me than some people. I don’t want to discount what some people go through and I am certainly not judging anyone if they feel the need to change something to feel better. I see the difference you are making as far as things people can just make the best of and those things which they cannot accept.
        I really like what you said about the pics of women with grey hair. I am 39 and the grey is coming. Again, probably easier for me as I have always had lighter hair so it kind of blends in. My hair grows too fast for me to ever consider coloring it. And you are right… It’s like no one is allowed to have grey hair in our society. I find it so odd… As it eventually happens to us all.
        You sound beautiful and thoughtful to me. And you are right… We all need to have something more than our youth or appearance because if we are lucky enough to live long enough… We will all get old.

    • Lauren II says:

      Courtney was blessed with a beautiful face and somehow destroyed it.
      I am currently watching Friends and in awe of her talent.

  4. minime says:

    …and they also don’t wear flip flops…ever! Love generalizations from Hollywood sheltered actors/actresses.

  5. Jayna says:

    Plenty of stars do little things to keep fresh looking and it’s great. They don’t stuff their cheeks and mouth with too much filler and too much Botox. Julianne Moore is in her mid fifties, and whatever she does looks natural and her face moves, not botoxed to hell.

  6. emmyb1608 says:

    There’s nothing I can say about Courteney’s surgerys that hasn’t been said before, but she was truly a beauty before she decided to go down that route.

    • sills says:

      Agree, she was ethereal. The saddest part is that with her bone structure, fine features, and beautiful blue eyes, she would have aged so nicely if she’d just left it all alone. (Or done little Julianne Moore-style tweaks as said above.) She’s really a cautionary tale. At least she seems self-aware about it.

    • Annetommy says:

      She was absolutely gorgeous. And she had the figure and the features that would have grown older gracefully, it’s a shame she didn’t.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I agree, emmyb – she really was lovely. Now, she always looks as if she’s about to burst into tears.

    • tracking says:

      I agree with you both. I just hope she’s seeing different docs. So weird to me that some actresses get great work–Julianne Moore, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett and some, like Cox, with extraordinarily beautiful bone structure to begin with, completely ruin their faces. She’s so likeable and honest in interviews, I feel bad for her. But STOP WITH THE FILLERS, lady!

    • holly hobby says:

      Yup she was a natural beauty. If you ever catch her in the Springsteen video, she looks radiant. It’s so sad what she did to herself and I do not think it can be undone.

  7. Flowerchild says:

    Sadly I think Courteney is deluding herself in believing that it has all just dissolve and go away. Courteney has had too much work does we’re she is now left with the after effects of too much Botox and fillers . Her facial skin just sag in an odd way much like Meg Ryan and Madonna face.

    Courteney Is not fooling anyone she still getting work done to her face it’s just less now.

    • Pandy says:

      I kind of wonder if she used some kind of “permanent” filler in her face? I feel badly for her though that she’s not comfortable with how she looks. I’m considering giving up my botox (forehead). I really like it, but I’m trying to relax as well …. only I still feel too young to look old, dammit! First world problems. 🙁

    • Mel M says:

      Yep, sounds like she’s trying to convince herself. The video really shows how far she’s gone and how much work she’s had done. Ugh, she was so naturally beautiful.

    • caitlinK says:

      Courtney is not especially–or at all–honest when she implies that she has only ever had Botox and fillers, that it will all go away, with time. She has definitely had surgery, too–it looks like she’s had implants in her cheeks, for one thing. In a way, I feel sympathy for her: It seems the majority of her self esteem and self identity was rooted in her looks, and no longer looking youthfully, ideally attractive must be very, very hard for her.

  8. Delta Juliet says:

    That picture of her smiling….yikes. How sad, she was so beautiful and if she would have left it alone she still would be.

    People need to realize, looking older is not the worst look to have.

    • polonoscopy says:

      You know what her face could use? Some fat. A bit of weight gain would smooth some of that shit out. But of course, she won’t do that.

      • shelly says:

        This is so true, I bet a lot of Hollywood stars are paying the price for starving themselves when they were younger.

  9. lisa2 says:

    The problem is you face is genetically geared to age in a certain way. And when you have surgery it changes the direction of that aging process. Things shift in ways they were going to. You end up changing the person you were. She was really beautiful.

    I remember watching an interview she did with David not too many years before they ended. She said he didn’t understand about aging. He said she was too concerned. And she said something like he would never understand. I think she has always been insecure. Part because of their age difference. But such a shame.

  10. Maire3 says:

    I have no doubt the LA doctors may have preyed on Courtney’s vulnerabilities on aging.

    The Keira Knightly post yesterday where she stated she had acne until she was 25 reminded me of something she mentioned in an early Vanity Fair article. She went to a doctor in LA with the intent of getting it under control. She said the *first thing* the doctor asked as he examined her face was about correcting her nose. She had to tell him she was fine with her nose, it was her acne she wanted to correct.

    • greenmonster says:

      I remember watching an episode of MTV True Life back in the day. It was an episode about people who were almost obsessed with looking perfect. Two girls went to see a plastic surgeon (if I remember correctly it was the same Heidi Montag went to), one wanted to get her nose corrected, the other one wanted a liposuction. Guess what? After he examined the 1st girls nose, he turned to her again and asked her if she also wanted to get a liposuction. When she reacted suprised and shocked, he just asked if she wanted to be perfect or not. So, she came in with one insecurity and left with an additional one. Looking at many celebrities (with different levels of fame) he is not the only one working this way.

    • Lucky jane says:

      Stories like this make me sick and angry. No doctor should be making suggestions to someone about things they might want to have fixed. I would never go back to a doctor like that anymore than I would a mechanic that is trying to fix stuff on my car that isn’t messed up.
      I feel horrible for people that feel that bad about themselves… That they would let someone pick them apart and butcher them up. Keira knightley is perfect!! That dr was a quack!!

      • Maire3 says:

        I think it is in the documentary “MissRepresentation”, the lovely actress Daphne Zuniga tells a story of auditioning and getting a role for a film or TV project. Someone called her back “We just want to assure you that you have the part, but we need you to visit a doctor, you know, to look refreshed for the part”. An appointment was arranged where she recounts tearing up as a schlubby, balding doctor injected botox into her face so SHE would look better.

  11. La Ti Da says:

    I’m not sure she is still using injections. It looks like she had at least one surgery around her eyes, which obviously doesn’t dissolve, but otherwise she seems to have lines everywhere else.

    I don’t know whats worse, recognizing you’ve permanently jacked up your face or living in absolute and embarrassing denial. The public doesn’t like to let celebrities live in denial though, so they are better off if they admit it because it seems to engender sympathy. Aren’t we all a little more inclined to defend her bad plastic surgery now that she’s being open about it and the consequences?

  12. minx says:

    There’s a vulnerability about her that I like. I wish her the best.

    • Rhiley says:

      Same here. I think she sounds very honest. She could probably write a pretty good book that would be thoughtful, entertaining, and insightful without sounding smug or like she is throwing anyone under the bus. At least she owns it.

    • mee says:

      she seems very vulnerable. insecure too. but sweet and i agree – hope she gets comfortable with the aging process. aging IS a b*tch and hard for all of us, even non-hollywood types.

  13. Lucky jane says:

    I have come to the conclusion… For most of us, you can look like an older woman that is morphing into some sort of alien, or you can just look like an older woman. I know which I would choose. Some people get really good work done. Demi Moore looks incredible. I don’t understand why other women look like this. Either way, I know I will never be able to afford some awesome plastic surgery so I will just have to look old. I personally think there are worse things in the world.

    • Kitten says:

      I completely agree with everything you said. I know that myself and most people generally look at an attractive older woman with envy as in “wow I hope I look that nice at her age” and it rarely has to do with how young that person looks. For me, it’s usually about how they carry themselves, how they’re dressed, and of course a great personality and decent genes (good skin is huge) help a lot.
      I think women that focus on looking as GOOD as they can while they age fair far better than women who focus on looking as YOUNG as they can while they age.

      I don’t know for sure and this is just a theory of mine but I think the key is to not do EVERYTHING. Like if you want to get your under-eyes injected and a spot of ‘tox between your eyes, then you just look like a more well-rested version of yourself–STOP THERE.
      But the women like Cox who get their foreheads ‘toxed, their under-eyes filled, laugh lines filled, botox above the lip, filler in the cheeks, and on and on…are the ones who end up looking crazy.

      • Miss S says:

        Yeah, I feel that being conservative and managing expectations is what makes the difference Between Demi Moore or Sandra Bullock and the bad examples we see all the time. They still look mature in a way, but natural, just like they really take care of themselves. It’s not real (most of us won’t look that that in our 50’s) but it also doesn’t look fake or alien.

        I also wonder about the doctors they chose to work with.

      • Lucky jane says:

        This is all so true. And getting older isn’t for wimps. You have to get yourself in the right mindset. I will never look 30 again… So why try to look 30? I caught myself looking in the mirror the other day and asking myself if I look younger than my actual age… And then thought… Why do I have to look younger?… This is my age… So what if I look it? And I had to come to the same conclusion about my grey hair. I think it still looks pretty good and why should I feel some sort of shame over my hair being grey?

      • Miss S says:

        @Lucky Jane: I’m 30 and have a pinterest folder with women I find stylish who are older than 50. Most have grey hair. I started with just a couple because I liked their hairstyles and then kept adding and I can honestly tell you that it made me aware how they are not represented in the media. Most seem to be from scandinavian countries where they embrace the blond/grey and keep that youthful way of presenting themselves. I look at those images as a reference I don’t really naturally get in my life. Those women rock with their grey hair and their wrinkles and I would like to see more of it.

        It may sound corny, but even though I’m not worried about aging at the moment those images remind me that I should create a life where my personality shines, where my substance as a person is my biggest feature and not rely on youth as my biggest feature or worth.

      • Maire3 says:

        Ya’ll might like this. The documentary “Advanced Style” Here’s a clip

      • Miss S says:

        This is really interesting! Thank you! He totally made their day:D

    • sienna says:

      or you morph in to a feline

      • Jaxx says:

        @Lucky Jane: I know what you mean about getting shamed for letting your hair gray. I quit coloring mine about five years ago. Mine was so obvious that I had white roots in ten days after coloring and I hated that. So I let it go. It is more silver with white streaks than gray. I secretly think it is a pretty color and lightens my face. But I couldn’t believe the reactions of others. Over and over I heard, “okay, it’s a pretty color but you’d look ten years younger with color. Why do I have to look ten years younger?

      • Miss S says:

        @Jaxx, why can’t women be silver foxes too? Why only older man are seen as charming with white hair? I guess negative reactions from people come from their own insecurities.

      • Maire3 says:

        I had a relative who insisted on dyeing her hair dark brown well into her senior years. Her face looked drained of color & she always looked tired. Once she went silver, it emphasized the blue in her eyes and the rose in her cheeks. Removed years, if not a decade or two.

        Then there’s the recent trend of “da yoots” stripping their hair to go silver or those light blue & lavender shades.

      • Lucky jane says:

        Oh… Thank you ladies… Sometimes I really feel like I am all alone on the hair thing. My younger sister and mom bother color their gray and I was waiting for their judgement but they have stayed surprisingly silent. I know it isn’t for everyone and to each their own but I think that this is the best way for me. And I intend to wear it with pride. The older I get the more I just want to look like I want and not worry about everyone else.

      • Lucky jane says:

        @jaxx… I love this! Why anyone else thinks it is any of their business what you do with your hair is beyond me! And yeh, why do you need to look 10 years younger. You know, I want to look good and be healthy as long as I can but no one is going to out run old age. There are people making tons of money by preying on our insecurities over something that we shouldn’t even be ashamed of. What is so shameful about getting a little older? It’s crazy.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I like how you said this. My mother had a couple things done in her 40s, like correcting a broken nose and having her face tightened up a bit. It improved her self esteem and also healed her emotional wounds from the abuse that caused the broken nose. My grandmother didn’t have any work done at all, and always looked nice. She told me that she always felt young inside. They’re both gone now, but they’ve left me with the gift of being unafraid to age.

  14. Craig says:

    Everyone in Hollywood should just get the name of Jane Fonda’s plastic surgeon and we can call it a day.

  15. popup says:

    She looks so much like the surgically altered Caitlyn Jenner that it is freaking me out. They all have the same face. It’s the same 10 doctors who copy and repeat their procedures.

  16. shelly says:

    She looks a bit like Caitlyn Jenner in those pics. Having said that, they are out in broad daylight, in what looks like fairly harsh weather conditions. I bet a lot of people wouldn’t look to great in those circumstances.
    The sad thing is, she was so very lovely, and it seems as though she has inflicted a rather odd looking face on herself.
    Jennifer Anniston still looks much like her old self, which must be hard as well.
    There is something likeable about Courtney Cox though.

    Popup beat me to it…! I wonder if they have the same surgeon ?

    • Kitten says:

      That is really harsh lighting. I don’t know many people who look good in that.

    • popup says:

      They must, or maybe their surgeons are friends with each other. The celebrity plastic surgery world is very limited, and I imagine they all take recommendations from each other.

      And to be fair, that lighting is terrible, which only accentuates the unnatural pulling at the eyes and cheeks and the fake lips.

      So sad, she was SO beautiful and could have aged gorgeously without the intervention.

    • cindy says:

      I think the lighting is harsh too, all of my wrinkles would show without a doubt. I honestly wonder if she let all of the fillers dissolve (I don’t think they have), if more of her old face would come back. Same with botox, because you can tell it’s still working in her forehead. Her lips look permanent, like an implant though. Gah! She really should have left her face alone like others have said, like Juliane Moore. I’m sure Moore does small things, she’s just conservative and careful. It’s just so shitty, I feel so shitty even talking about Cox because she seems like such a decent woman, and she hasn’t harmed anyone. Now she’s stuck as the object of ridicule really for nothing. I just would like to hold out hope that if she really stopped all the Botox and fillers……

  17. Tara says:

    I would like to tell her that no woman should ever click on the comment section at the Daily Male. What a waste basket of human discards. A pure haven for vicious misogynists. Love yourself Courtney and don’t click on the comments!

  18. Lolamd says:

    Omg she kind of looks like Madonna

  19. joannie says:

    I have friends who are now botoxing and getting their eyes done. They have the same look as Courtney does. It just makes them look so strange. I think having a great smile and keeping in shape is far more important if you want to maintain a youthful appearance.

  20. MrsBPitt says:

    OMG…has anyone seen the pictures of Heather Locklear from that new Tyler Perry tv show??? She looks so freaky….

    • jugil1 says:

      Yes I saw it & she looked almost unrecognizable.

    • holly hobby says:

      Ah that’s a shame Heather was beautiful in the Dynasty days. I’m not surprised though. She started doing major work when she hooked up with Jack Wagner. I’m blaming him for this.

  21. dodgy says:

    If I had the money for plastic surgery, I’d go to South Korea, tbh.

    But at least she’s introspective enough for reflection and regret?

  22. pinetree13 says:

    I’m confused by the comments saying that Botox and Fillers don’t dissolve…they do!?! That’s why people have to get them re-done every 6 months to a year depending how fast their body gets rid of it. That said, she does look ‘different’ so I’m wondering if she had things pulled as well?

    But I mean she doesn’t look terrible for her age…she just…looks her age. Like a person you would meet in real life. We’re just so used to celebrities look way younger than their age.

    I too struggle with accepting my aging face. Not sure what route I’ll go down. I looked at Laser and Chemical peels but that stuff is sooo expensive! Especially since they told me you need multiple sessions.

    • cindy says:

      I get confused by those comments as well. I think Cox may have had permanent lip implants, cheek implants however? That may be what comments are about.

    • Flowerchild says:

      I can only speak for myself, but what I mean is that if you use a large amount of Botox and fillers for years it take out all the elasticity from your skin. That is why people like Courteney, Madonna, and Meg Ryan lol have the same droopy look to their face.

      Think of it like stretching a rubber band after a while the rubber band loses its shape. The heavy users end up dependent on the fillers and Botox because they end up looking older then they would have if they have just aged naturally.

  23. JenB says:

    Aww. I must say I find her perspective far more honest than Bridget Jones’ essay.
    On the topic of aging, has anyone had any success with a regimen or treatment for sun spots? There is so much stuff out there, and so many reviews that are not always honest (paid for.) I’ve had freckles all my life and then in the last 2 years they morphed into large areas of pigmentation. Can’t stand it.

    • Maire3 says:

      JenB: Look into Mandelic Acid for treatment of skin pigmentation (face & body). Many women across the color spectrum have reported positive results.

      But be aware that any topical you use (BHA, AHA, glycolics) will require daily use of UVA sunblock. Even cloudy days. Otherwise, you are making your skin even more vulnerable to pigmentation issues.

    • marymoon says:

      JenB: I’ve had some success with the Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion. It’s intended to fade acne scars I think, but it has done a nice job on the drivers side sun spot on my cheekbone – from a penny size single blotch it has faded into three smaller marks that are still fading away … and I don’t use it as regularly or consistently as I could.
      Might be worth a try?

  24. Maire3 says:

    On a related note, I loathe that often repeated chestnut “You can choose your a** over your face”. Not all women gain weight in the desired areas. As much as I wish weight gain to affect my face or posterior, it ALWAYS goes to my mid-section. People think I’m having a “change of life baby” lol.

    Furthermore, aging adults have to worry about high cholesterol & heart disease. Foods meant to stem those health risks often result in weight loss. Managing your health & looks is a high wire act for some of us. *sigh*

    • Coach says:

      So true! My skin seems too loose for my body now. Hubby says if I gain weight perhaps the body will fill the skin in, but I don’t know. I just know that I exercise a lot for health and it seems to cause weight loss that I don’t really want! I do NOT think I am skinny at all, but I would be FAT if I were to fill in my skin!

  25. Fanny says:

    I think there’s no way Courteney has just had injectables done. I saw her once on the Ellen Degeneres show and as she was sitting down, she caught sight of some loose skin on her own hand and actually made a face and commented on it. You could see that she was putting it on her mental list of physical defects to discuss with her surgeon.

    • Coach says:

      I agree, she has done WAY more than things that “go away”. She has admitted to it and she is OBSESSED with chasing her youth.

  26. LadyElenor says:

    she is starting to look like janice dickinson….

  27. SM says:

    I kind of feel sorry for her after reading this. There is an imense amount of pressure to look a certain way no matter what you do. On the other hand she needs to get her shit together and accept the reality as she has a daughter who will gather from her mom that she needs to look a certain way too.

  28. sdf says:

    the point is some people get work done and look great demi moore, julianne moore, jennifer lopez, jennifer aniston. Like I want to look like them when I get older. I think courtney’s lesson should be why the fuck is my doctor so bad and maybe talk to jennifer and see what she is doing

  29. Cali says:

    I still remember when she went overboard for the first time – it was when she filmed her TV show “Dirt.” It was a good show but I was constantly distracted by how awful and puffy her face was. She should’ve left well enough alone. Brandi Glanville should take note. She’s another one obsessed with fillers and it’s ruining her looks.

    The LA ladies should take note from the NYC ladies. My God – have you seen Sonja Morgan from the Real Housewives? She’s aging backward. It seems like California is a little more obsessed with fillers and whatnot than the East Coast is.

  30. iheartgossip says:

    Oh My. I thought the photo was of Jenner. Courtney was so beautiful. Too bad she feel into H’wood’s hype of plastic surgery

  31. Pamela says:

    Yikes! She’s looking a bit like Janice Dickinson now (and that’s definitely not a good thing!)

  32. Katie says:

    I thought she was Janice Dickenson for a minute.

  33. Grant says:

    I just don’t understand it. She was so gorgeous before the surgeries — the bone structure, those baby blues, the beautiful black hair… She was going to be a jaw-dropping beauty until the day she died. I remember seeing her when she got her start on Family Ties — stunning! And she was still gorgeous in her mid-thirties when she was doing the Scream stuff. And now she looks like Jocelyn Wildenstein.

    • april says:

      When you start losing your hormones your face changes very quickly. You could look good one month and look very aged a few months later. That’s why women panic.

  34. Coach says:

    Courtney, it hasn’t all “gone away”. Will it eventually? You still look pretty “messed with”.

  35. Kate says:

    She’s way beyond the point where it will just fade away. Maybe 10 years ago.

    Those cheek implants are permanent (or she can remove them and have extreme skin sag) and that’s the thing that really messed up her face and made her eyes look all weird. She went so big with the and kept them in so long there’s no fixing it.

  36. denise says:

    You guys are so mean. She didn’t kill anyone. Yes, she mess up her face. I wonder could she have corrective surgery.

  37. dgc says:

    She should take satisfaction in that she is still quite hot for her age. I’m several years older than Cox, single, and tried a dating service recently. I would have been delighted to have a prospect that looked as good as CC. My matches all looked at least ten years older than the age they stated. I look ten years younger than my age, haven’t a single wrinkle on my face and only slightly gray at the temples. It’s all heredity. People in my family tree age slowly. What I got for matches were unattractivre, gray-haired, wrinkled-up old bitties who wouldn’t even take their glasses off for their pictures. I’d be a lucky man to get with CC.

  38. cindyp says:

    Is it me or does she kind of resemble Caitlin Jenner? Sad what she’s done to her face; I always thought she was so pretty.

  39. Ramona Q. says:

    It must still be dissolving.

  40. Nans says:

    I just want to say.. She used to be such a beautiful woman and it’s a shame she was so insecure. I remember thinking, when I was watching Friends reruns, i can’t believe Jennifer Anniston is suddenly the more attractive of the two. To me Rachel couldn’t hold a candle to Monica’s rare beauty… now this. Just sad.

  41. AnotherJen says:

    Good lord, I thought it was Caitlyn Jenner at first glance. Bless her heart.

  42. Sunshine Gold says:

    This is such an awkward interview. She couldn’t seem like she’s enjoying it any less and Bear is so smarmy.