Courtney Love turned 51 earlier this month, and after a tumultuous struggle with substance abuse, the singer revealed that she’s finally learning to embrace the woman she’s become. She says she has accepted the fact that she is getting older and does not try to fight it. Instead, she is now learning to live with it and is constantly finding ways to better herself every day.

Love recently spoke to Harper’s Bazaar and admitted, “I’ve really turned a corner in the past three or four years.” She also added, “To me, aging gracefully is to let it happen and accept it. In my experience, fighting it always seems to backfire and people look ridiculous. You see actresses get work done and it makes them unrecognizable.”

Love, who recently returned to the film industry, claims that she thinks highly of women who, like her, opt to age naturally instead of going under the knife. According to her, “Pilates and yoga and a lot of chanting” are the way to go—and it seems to be working well for her. Love also relies on her “good spiritual hygiene” and on natural juicing to help feel (and look) her best.


However, a part of her will always be a little rebellious. “I really don’t care what other people think about me, because as long as I’m creating value and being positive about things then what can anyone say?” Courtney Love clearly has come a long way in recent years, and we think this message she’s spreading is truly beautiful.


Cowles, C., “Courtney Love’s Fresh Start,” Harper’s Bazaar web site, July 14, 2015;

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