Out of the spotlight for more than 20 years, it wasn't easy for 80s icon Jennifer Grey to return to the dance floor at age 50.
"Before the show, I thought, Oh, I should get some Botox, get rid of the wrinkles under my eyes," the Dancing With the Stars frontrunner tells the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now). "When you put a lot of makeup, the lines become very apparent."
But she says her husband of nine years, actor Clark Gregg, told her "not to touch anything, to be who I am, because I look great."
And Grey — who famously underwent two nose jobs in the 1990s; the second operation left her unrecognizable — is glad she listened.
"Aging is inevitable and the idea that we can be eternally youthful is the pitfall of our society," says Grey, mother to daughter, Stella, 8. "When my body and face were perfect as far as youth, I wasn't happy. If you try to hold on to something you don't have anymore, you can't be happy in the moment."
For more – including her "strong connection" to her late Dirty Dancing costar Patrick Swayze; how she conquered her scary battle with thyroid cancer; exclusive details on how she stays fit and why the Dancing Queen has no plans "on leaving the floor" – pick up the new Us Weekly today.
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