Sharon Stone has revealed that her relationship with a younger man abruptly ended after she informed him she doesn't ‒ and won't ‒ use Botox or fillers.
The US actor has opened up about being dumped by a partner over her refusal to use cosmetic injections, which she now condemns as "a massive, painful neurological need."
Speaking to Vogue Arabia, Sharon admitted that she has previously used "Botox and filler" during her periods of "super fame" but was sworn off them after a near-fatal health ordeal in 2001.
"I had this massive stroke and a nine-day brain hemorrhage and I had to have over 300 shots of Botox and filler to make the one side of my face come up again," she revealed. The use of the medication in such high doses drastically changed the 64-year-old's view of Botox, shifting it from a "cute luxury" to "some kind of massive, painful neurological need." Her comments come just a few months after Sharon Stone condemned the ‘violently oppressive’ female healthcare after losing ‘nine children’ to miscarriage.
Sharon has since boycotted cosmetic surgery and embraced the aging process, joining the likes of Emma Thompson and Helen Mirren in the long overdue celebration of older women's natural faces and bodies.
The Flight Attendant star also revealed that her Botox boycott had led to the breakdown of a recent relationship after her younger partner asked if she still uses the drug. Seemingly unimpressed by the question, she replied, "It would probably be really good for your ego and mine if I did." The witty one-liner punctuated the end of the couple's romance, with the mystery man no longer wanting to pursue the relationship after learning Sharon would not be getting any invasive beauty procedures for him.
"I saw him one more time after that and then he wasn’t interested in seeing me anymore," she added. “If you don’t see me for more than that, you’ll please find your way to the exit."
This is far from the first time Sharon Stone has opened up about ageism against women in Hollywood. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 about her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, she called out the double standard older females face in our patriarchal society.
"I think when we’re 40, as women, we get to this incredibly powerful place, and it's the time, I have to say, that I believe the white male society starts to tell women, ‘You don’t have worth'," Sharon said. "It’s the first time when you’re 40, when you’re told, your worth becomes less. And I believe that’s because it’s the first time in your life where your worth becomes so much more."
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