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Renee Zellweger's unrecognizable hairstyle in throwback photo will make you look twice

Hollywood movie star Renee is in a relationship with British TV host  Ant Anstead

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Sophie Hamilton
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Actress Renee Zellweger is known for her stunning looks and acting talent in movies like Jerry Maguire and Bridget Jones' Diary.

The 54-year-old actress normally wears her blonde locks in sleek down styles or chic up-dos, but one throwback photo from 1999 when Renee was age 30 shows the star with a completely different look.

The unearthed picture shows the Chicago star with a very retro hairdo indeed. In the snap, a young Renee wears her long blonde tresses in a down style with the upper sections of her hair crimped. What an 80s flashback!

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We hardly recognized the actress in the photo – her hair falling over her face in a sultry fashion as she stares into the camera lens.

The snapshot was taken backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on September 9 1999 and the star looks so different from her appearance in 2023.

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Actress Renee Zellweger at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999© getty
Actress Renee Zellweger at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999

Renee was recently photographed playing the guitar at a music festival in Austin, Texas, where she wore her shoulder length blonde locks in a wavy style underneath a cap, teamed with a checked shirt and jeans.

Renee Zellweger performs in Austin, Texas© getty
Renee Zellweger performs in Austin, Texas

Renee is currently dating English TV host Ant Anstead, who she has been in a relationship with for two years.

The couple have been going strong and Ant recently seized the opportunity to celebrate his famous girlfriend on social media.

After ringing in a milestone two-year anniversary, Renee also celebrated her birthday, and the For the Love of Cars host took to Instagram to share a fan video of her dancing. He wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ren!! One lucky British boy."

Ant met Renee while filming his show Celebrity IOU: Joyride© Instagram
Ant met Renee while filming his show Celebrity IOU: Joyride

Ant and the Oscar-winning actress started dating soon after they first met in April 2021, when the latter was a guest on his TV show Celebrity IOU: Joyride

TV star Ant, 44, is a dad-of-three. His oldest two children, teenagers Amelie and Archie live in England, while three-year-old Hudson resides in California. Ant shares him with his ex-wife, Flip or Flop star Christina Hall.

The former couple split in 2020 and their divorce was finalized a year later. Ant and Christina had only been married for two years before they called time on their romance.

renee zellweger golden globes© Photo: Rex
Renee Zellweger at the Golden Globes
REnee Zellweger and Ant Anstead relax on the beach together
Renee Zellweger and Ant Anstead

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