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Renée Zellweger Opens Up About Turning Her Life Around After Taking 'Bad Advice' To Conceal Her Exhaustion

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Renée Zellweger is living her best life after struggling to find balance in the spotlight.

Opening up to Jess Cagle in this week's People, the Bridget Jones's Baby star explains why she took a break from acting in order to find herself.

Related: Renée Addresses Those 'Cruel' Kenny Chesney Gay Rumors

The 47-year-old actress admits feeling exhausted by a schedule that was not "realistically sustainable" after her career took off — which ultimately led her to take a step back for nearly six years:

"My personal life had taken a back seat to fulfilling my professional obligations. I felt a responsibility not to let people down. And so I just kept going. And there wasn't a reason not to. I didn't have children or an established relationship that dictated I make different choices. And because of the choices I was making and the life that I was living, I had no time to develop that in my life."

When asked about her decision to just keep going despite those concerns, the Texas native reveals:

"[I took] bad advice…when someone else's suggestion about what might be a good idea feels like kindness."

And now, Miz Zellweger is living a much more balanced life and is head over heels for her longtime-friend-turned-lover Doyle Bramhall. Aw!

The Jerry Maguire star says she realized many years ago:

"I don't want to be this person 10 years from now. I'd like to become more of who I'm supposed to be."

Well it looks like everything worked out for the better!

[Image via WENN.]

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