Ashley Judd has been receiving questions about her change in appearance, with some claiming she went under the knife. Here's what the actress said about her changing looks, current health, and negative feedback from fans.
Ashley Judd may be the daughter of country star Naomi Judd, but she is a star in her own right. Unlike her mother and sister, Wynonna, Ashley chose a different side of the entertainment industry to start a career that spanned over two decades.
She became an actress known for "Double Jeopardy," "Heat," "Bug," and "Where the Heart Is." Behind the scenes, she is a humanitarian, fighting for pressing worldly issues.
Ashley Judd during the "Feminism: A Battlefield Report" segment at the 10th Anniversary Women In The World Summit on April 11, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
NAOMI JUDD DIED – SHE WAS A MOTHER TO WYNONNA AND ASHLEY JUDD
Ashley got a lot of talent from her mother, who sadly passed away at 76 due to mental illness. Ashley and Wynonna were her only two daughters who grieved their mother's death.
It was later revealed that the singer took her own life after years of struggling with depression. However, in the wake of Naomi's death, people noticed Ashley's appearance instead of sharing their condolences.
Fans noticed the actress' swollen face and took their inquiry to social media, hoping to get an answer from someone else. One person jumped to conclusions and tweeted: "Ashley Judd needs to lay off the botox. I have no idea why so many people keep ruining themselves with all the cosmetic surgeries."
WHAT ASHLEY JUDD DID TO HER FACE
People had already wondered about Ashley's appearance in 2020, as she appeared swollen and puffy in a video clip that surfaced on social media.
She was far from human settlements when the accident happened and traveled for 55 hours before reaching a hospital.
When Naomi died, curiosity resurfaced, and some people could not understand why her beautiful face from her youth would change. Some slammed the "Natural Born Killers" actress for getting botox, but they did not know how her health played a role in the changes.
Eventually, Ashley spoke out and addressed the questions on social media. She revealed that she suffered from strong migraine attacks and needed botox injections to treat the condition. She explained, as reported by People:
“My union insurance pays for 31 injections every twelve weeks.”
Sadly, many did not like Ashley's change in appearance. "Ashley Judd has destroyed her face with fillers & Botox… she WAS so beautiful," one person said. "I hate what Ashley Judd did to her beautiful face," another said, even comparing her to an alien.
Despite the adverse reactions on social media, Ashley remains unshaken and with solid self-esteem. "The good news for my empowered self is I don't take compliments any more seriously than I do slurs," she said.
Ashley wrote about her self-worth and value in a lengthy post, noting that many have gone through the same experience.
ASHLEY JUDD'S LEG ACCIDENT – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ACTRESS?
Unfortunately, Migraine is not the only health struggle Ashley dealt with. In 2021, the actress fractured her leg during a hiking trip in Congo. She was far from human settlements when the accident happened and traveled for 55 hours before reaching a hospital.
She was lucky to be surrounded by kind Congolese who helped her through the pain. Specifically, a man named Dieumerci helped her by staying still on the rainforest floor for five hours to keep her leg still.
Another local, Papa Jean, helped her adjust the broken leg bones before she was transported on an improvised stretcher carried by six men. Ashley ended up in the ICU trauma unit of South Africa and had her father, Michael Ciminella, come to the country to be by her side.