Sarah Jessica Parker: Aging Like a Wilting Flower

Sheri Reed

Sarah Jessica Parker Elle coverI love me some Sarah Jessica Parker. While I love her style and her fashion creativity and I was a big fan of SATC, I also love her recent honesty about the aging process.

Actress, producer, mom of three, mogul, and now bona fide designer in her position as President and Chief Creative Officer at Halston and Halston Heritage, Ms. Parker, 45, graces the upcoming January cover of Elle magazine. Check out a SNEAK PEEK of the Elle photo shoot with Sarah Jessica Parker and find out what she has to say about the trouble of aging naturally.

Sometimes it's hard to relate to celebrities. The successful ones don't battle with many of the same things us regular folk do: like having access to enough money, beautiful clothing, and healthy food. Of course, they're all aging. Just like us. No one, no matter how much money you make, can escape the hands of time.

Even celebrities who opt for plastic surgery can't truly escape it. They can never have their fresh, youthful, perfect-skinned selves back. Sure, they can opt for an altered version of their aging self and hope they look younger. However, there are no guarantees, and no one can go back.

Sarah Jessica had this to say about aging naturally in her interview with Elle:

“I don’t know what I can do about the aging. Yes, I am aging. Oh my God, I’m aging all the time. It’s like those flowers that wilt in front of you in time-lapse films. But what can I possibly do? Look like a lunatic?”

I love this little reality check. What choice do we have? Seriously! Why are we so bent on trying to fight it? Luckily for Sarah Jessica Parker, she's aging beautifully and won't have to look like a lunatic anytime soon.

But dang, it's nice for someone to acknowledge that aging is real. That there is no going back. That we're all getting older. Let me go a step further and say, and that's okay.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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To check out more of the Sarah Jessica Parker interview and cover shoot photos, see and the January issue of Elle, on sale December 15.

What do you think of Sarah Jessica Parker's comment about aging?


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