Clueless star, Alicia Silverstone, has been praised for allowing her son to express himself in any way he wants. While he used to get bullied for his long hair, he embraced the look, despite the haters.
But now, he’s decided he’s ready to give himself a new transformation…
Alicia, forty-three, has received endless praise after constantly defending her son, Bear’s, personal choices.
Remember his hair? Well, he’s switched the long locks out for a new short do and the transformation is just shocking – in a good way, of course.
Keep scrolling to have a look for yourselves.
Now, most of us will recognize Alicia from the hit ’90s chick-flick, Clueless.
Aged only eighteen, the actress found her big break with the movie, where she played the role of shallow, rich, yet kind-hearted Cher.
And, to this day, it still remains as one of the most iconic and well-known chick-flicks from the 1990s.
Which she admits, now, was a lot to deal with as a young woman.
Speaking to The Guardian earlier this year, Alicia recalled,
“I was so overwhelmed by being famous because I was such a young girl and it was never really my intention.”
“It was really just extreme how I was being talked to and talked about,” she says. “I think I just got really turned off by it.”
And, in a Rolling Stone interview at the time, she noted, “they say there’s a young Hollywood out there, but I’m not part of it”
Following on from her Clueless success, the actress embarked upon a number of other high profile projects…
And, at the height of her fame, she was handed a rare multimillion-dollar, 3-year first-look deal by Columbia with her production company attached.
For a woman of such a young age, this was staggering.
“I stopped loving acting for a very long time,” she admitted, adding that it was a role in a David Mamet play that reinvigorated her.
“My body was just like, this is what I’m meant to do, I love it so much, I need to find a way to do both, to be able to be an actress and be an activist at the same time so that’s what I did.”
Though she still performs on and off-screen, Alicia’s passions lay within veganism, animal rights, and writing.
She regularly uses her Instagram account to remind her followers of the cruelty involved with the meat industry and has even starred in many ads and campaigns for the animal rights group, PETA.
She is now a devoted parent.
Though she separated from his father, Christopher Jarecki, in 2018, the pair still co-parent together.
“We ask Bear where he wants to be. But then I started to wonder if that was too much pressure.” She explained on Today last month. “So, I checked in with him and he said, ‘I love that I get to decide.’ We both have different perks!”
Alicia has faced a considerable amount of backlash about her parenting decisions throughout the years.
The actress has admitted that Bear lives off a vegan diet and has even said that she never has to discipline him because of it.
As most of you will know, the decision to raise a child on a vegan diet is a controversial one, with many health specialists saying it can cause long term damage to their developing bodies.
On his behavior, she explained:
“We just can talk like that because he’s not feeling crazy. When [kids] feel bad, when they eat unhealthy food and they don’t feel good, then they don’t act good. Same as us.”
She then comes out with another revelation about his upbringing.
She revealed that she and Bear still bathe together.
Silverstone shared a series of photos of her son to her Instagram page, praising him for his strength.
“I just LOVE his hair in this image, I had to grab a quick pic,” Silverstone captioned several shots. “One time my son was made fun of by other kids because of his hair on a bus ride to surf camp.”
“After he had returned and told me, I thought he would want to cut it for a haircut appointment we had already scheduled the next day, but when we showed up, he said, ‘Please give me a trim so I can grow it to my waist,'” she recalled. “That’s my boy! He knows who he is. He loves his hair and chooses to have it long.”
“Mama and Papa aren’t going to stop him from being him. He’s beautiful and we love his hair!” she said. “We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like. We should all try to embrace our children and who they choose to be without any judgment!”
Which is very true.
Yet again, she shared the news on Instagram saying this: “Yes, It’s true. Bear cut his hair!!” Silverstone wrote in the caption. “My baby’s growing up. I miss his hair!!!!! Was it his decision? Yes. Did I cry inside as I watched him get it cut? Maybe… but did I try to stop him? Not for one second.”
“The reason he chose to keep it for as long as he did was because he loved it so much!!!” she continued. “He just wanted to try something new. Although I have a feeling he’ll find a way back to his long hair again in the future. No matter what though, I will always support my sweet, caring, and precious little boy in every decision he makes.”
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