5 Celebrity Women Discuss Going Through Menopause

Posted by PZ on November 3rd, 2015

Celebrities are not immune to age and these 5 stars have all discovered what it’s like to go through menopause. While for some, it came naturally and at the right age, some had to go through an early menopause because of a medical condition and have spoken candidly on their experience. Here is what they’ve shared about going through the changes as a woman.

Angelina Jolie


Angelina went through early menopause after having her ovaries removed. She commented on what she went through: “Every woman is different when they go through menopause, and…I didn’t know emotionally how I would feel. I knew the breast would be a bigger surgery and physically changing. The ovaries is more, your hormones changing and your emotions changing, but it’s different. You feel different.”

Jane Seymour


Jane believes every woman goes through it differently: “Each woman has to create her own way of dealing with the menopause – one that works for her.”

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina discovered she had a thyroid problem which caused her to begin menopause in her 20s. The model thankfully was still able to concieve a son. She commented on what she went through: “I was 24 and going through menopause — that was one of my side effects. I thought I was going crazy. I was having panic attacks every minute and I didn’t know what was happening, because I’ve been a healthy person. I’ve exercised all my life. I’ve always eaten well and taken care of myself.”

Kim Cattrall

Kim has candidly spoken on her experience: “Literally one moment you’re fine, and then another, you feel like you’re in a vat of boiling water, and you feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you — especially the first experience. What I would say, which I’ve said to myself and to girlfriends who’ve also experienced hot flashes, in particular, is that change is part of being human. We evolve and should not fear that change. You’re not alone. I feel that part of living this long is experiencing this, so I’m trying to turn it into a very positive thing for myself, which it has been, in the sense of acceptance and tolerance and education about this time of life.”

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah found menopause to be liberating: “I’ve discovered that this is your moment to reinvent yourself after years of focusing on the needs of everyone else.”

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