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Tracee Ellis Ross Says She's 'Much More Comfortable in My Skin' at 50: 'It's an Honor to Get Older'

Apr. 25 2023, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Though some fear getting older, Tracee Ellis Ross is not one of those people.

During a recent podcast episode of "It's Been a Minute," the star spoke about her outlook on aging.

"Well, I personally have always loved getting older, like genuinely, I think it's an honor to get older. Not everybody gets to get older, and I'm not sure why we don't look at it that way," the 50-year-old stated.

She continued, "I know we are obsessed with youth. I would not go back if you paid me. Sure, my skin was tighter. Sure, my legs held muscle in a different way. But, I am so much more comfortable in my skin."

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The brunette babe also touched upon what she's learned over the years. "I intuitively know how to handle things that used to baffle me. I know when it's time to leave a party. I know that 'no' is a complete sentence. And this is wonderful," she shared.

Of course, it's not all roses and butterflies, though.

"At the same time, there's a whole bunch of stuff ... that ain't happening that I really thought was gonna be happening," she added.

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Last year, the actress shared when she feels at her best.

"I’m going to say at sunset, that golden hour when I’m quietly at home and have on sweatpants and a clean face. I feel most beautiful when I have a clean face — not just clean, no makeup, but I’ve just washed my face and hydrated. It’s not glamorous. If you were to ask me when I feel most glamorous, that would be a different answer. I feel the sexiest when I have black eyeliner around my eyes. I don’t know what it is about black eyeliner, but that smolder that’s really black and sort of mushy. When that is all over my eyes and some crazy mascara, I feel really sexy. But most beautiful is a clean, refreshed face. That golden-hour sun going down, home in my sweatpants quietly," she told Glamour.


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