She spoke frankly about depression and recently fired male authors as a waste of time.
Now bestselling author Marian Keyes has made what some may judge her most controversial statement to date – admit that her youthful appearance is the result of Botox and fillers.
“I get it done about every nine months,” the 56-year-old told her 200,000 Twitter followers last week after posting a picture of herself online.
Marian Keyes has done what some may judge her most controversial statement to date – admitting that her youthful appearance is the result of Botox and fillers. She is pictured above in April 2016
“It would not be fair to pretend it was drinking a lot of water and stay out of the sun!”
Her honesty will surprise many women who use similar procedures but who regard the subject as taboo.
The author of Lucy Sullivan is getting married and this charming man has sold more than 33 million copies of her books since she made her name at Watermelon in 1995.
“I get it done about every nine months,” the 56-year-old told her 200,000 Twitter followers last week, after posting a photo of herself online
Her last admission followed an appearance in Chris Evans’ radio show to promote her latest novel, Grown Ups.
Impressed by her flawless complexion, a fan asked: “HOW do you look so young Marian?” How? Tell us your secret. “
To which Keyes not only revealed her trick, but also confessed that she regularly injected her ‘puppet’ or ‘smiling lines’ with filler to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
“Well, I admire your honesty,” the fan replied baffled. “I think it’s great that you openly admit to Botox and fillers,” another answered.
“I welcome that. Makes a refreshing change. “
Ms. Keyes has previously spoken about severe depression and announced in a 2010 newsletter to fans that the “catastrophic” condition has not allowed her to read, write or talk.
Earlier this month, she stated that she only reads books written by women because she thinks men’s lives are ‘so limited’.
At a Southbank Center event to promote Grown Ups, she said reading male authors was “a small and scary experience.”
She added: their literature really cannot match anything written by a woman. I just think ‘f *** off’. I’m tired of women being treated as second-class writers. If a man is really, really good and I can believe that the glowing reviews actually have some basis, then I read occasionally, but not really, no, not when there are so many fantastic women. “
Mrs Keyes has not always approved cosmetic procedures. When she turned 50 in 2013, she wrote about Botox, which temporarily paralyzes the muscles of the face and reduces wrinkles: “I haven’t had a Botox because my face is a bit crooked and I am dependent on keeping everything animated so that people don’t notice.’
Van fillers, she added: “Regarding the filler, Restylane, I had seven disasters seven disasters ago, with a lump, like a baby horn, sitting between my eyebrows for three months, so I won’t do it again.
Ms. Keyes not only revealed her trick, but also admitted that she regularly injected her “puppet” or “smiling lines” with filler to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. A stock image is used above [File photo]
“Wrinkled, my face is not too destroyed. I did this to drink two liters of water a day … and use very expensive skin care (I am a big fan of Crème de la Mer). “
Her husband, Tony, had meanwhile also taken a strong stand against the treatments.
In January 2018 she placed a video and clip of the couple on a snowy mountain and wrote: “FOR THE LOVE OF FECK !!!! WHAT I SHOULD RECORD AND HE WILL NOT GET BOTOX EVEN (“It will ruin your little face”).
What he thinks, she lets her readers guess.