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Kayce’s grieving wife “got the chop,” so to speak.

Any of us who have ever suffered a loss can tell you that grief… it takes a toll. But ordinarily, that toll doesn’t leave us looking drop-dead gorgeous — which is exactly what’s happening to Yellowstone’s Monica.

You’ll recall that, in the wake of the Season 5 premiere accident that cost her and husband Kayce the life of their son, John, Monica’s mourning took the form of not only chopping vegetables but chopping off her trademark long hair. The result, we’ll soon see on air. (The next episode airs on Paramount Network Sunday, Nov. 27, at 8/7c.)

Out with the old…

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Before that, however, portrayer Kelsey Asbille has been showing off her gorgeous new look on red carpet after red carpet. We got our first glimpse of the “new” Monica at the primetime smash’s Season 5 premiere party, pictures from which you can check out here.)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 07: Kelsey Asbille attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at Casa Cipriani on November 07, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

… in with the new!

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Though things look bleak for Monica and Kayce, who at the end of Season 4 got a glimpse of an ominous “end of us,” there is reason to be hopeful that Tate’s mom and dad might manage to keep it together. Luke Grimes, who plays Kayce, tells our sister site TVLine that while “normally, these big events have seemed to push [the couple] apart and send them to their corners… you actually see them get closer to deal with the trauma” of losing baby John.

Catch up on all of Beth’s latest Yellowstone burns in the below photo gallery. Aloe vera not included.