Angelina Jolie Says Motherhood Changes the Way You Look
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Does Angelina Jolie look any different to you? She does to me. To the untrained (i.e., non-parental) eye, Jolie may look simply a little older than she used to--and, well, she is. But, my husband has suggested in the past, and I agree with him completely -- as does Angie herself in an interview with Britain's You magazine -- that motherhood changes the way you look.
It certainly changed me. Many might not see it, but I swear to you I look totally different than I did before I was pregnant. OK, you say, well, that could be from the weight you gained that you didn't lose, or the weight you gained that you did lose that stretched out your face...or something. And that may be so. But, Angelina (and I) both propose that both a combo of age and becoming moms has indeed changed our features over time. Ange is still as beautiful as ever, but, frankly, when I look at her, she looks like a mom.
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And it ain't just the endless over-exposure from the tabloids influencing me, either. The mother of six simply looks different, and I think she is truly a different person. Sure, the woman who used to french-kiss her brother and wear a vial of blood around her neck is still locked away in there somewhere, but having kids--being a parent and accepting the joy, love and responsibility of that--changes you inside, and you can see it on the outside.
Angelina goes on to say that she looks more like her mom as she ages. This makes total sense to me, too. Aside from the old adage that all women are destined to become their mothers, I think the way we look changes periodically over our lives and that we naturally resemble one or the other of our parents more and more as time goes on. After all, we ARE related to them. Ange still clearly is not over her mother's passing--Marcheline Betrand died last year from cancer--and is estranged from her dad, Jon Voight, so I doubt she'd be so free to admit it if she looked like her famous father.
Do you look different now that you have kids? I mean particularly in the face-not the bod! We all know that changes when you have a baby!