Renee Zellweger Smiles as She Makes First Appearance Since Internet Commotion: See Her Casual Style

Renee Zellweger in Mississippi
Renee Zellweger looks happy as ever, smiling in Mississippi on Oct. 27. SDFL / Splash News

Renee’s back—and smiling!

Since gracing the red carpet at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Oct. 20, the Internet has not been able to stop talking about Renee Zellweger's especially fresh face. But on Monday, Oct. 27, the Oscar winner proved that a little talk can't hold her down!

With her boyfriend, Doyle Bramhall II, by her side, Zellweger, 45, was spotted out and about in Mississippi, working some casual clothing and magenta sneaks while in town to film her latest movie, Same Kind of Different As Me. (After a four-year break, Zellweger has a busy year ahead with this and another new project, The Whole Truth, set to be released in 2015.) See more photos here.

The actress, who became a household name after Jerry Maguire, not only looked cute but happy, waving to the paps with a big smile on her face—a grin that created obvious lines in her cheeks.

Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger was spotted smiling and waving to the paps on Monday, Oct. 27, in Mississippi. See the photos! SDFL / Splash News

Though the Bridget Jones's Diary actress has known Bramhall since her college days at the University of Texas, the pair only started to date in early 2013. "Renee's really happy and has a new life," a source told Us Weekly.

When Zellweger returned to the red carpet last week modeling a wrinkle-free face, web commenters immediately began to discuss the blonde beauty’s seemingly changed face.

Almost everyone weighed in, including Heidi Montag. "I don't know if Renee Zellweger just aged like she said, I don't really know," the former Hills star, 28, admitted. "For me, when I see people who look totally different, I have an empathy. I feel like I know why at least I did it, and it kind of brings it back to that time in my life. It's just, I feel for them."

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