Demi Moore sat down with her three daughters, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jada’s mother and daughter on the Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk” to tell all, on the heels of her autobiography, “Inside Out.”
Demi’s daughters, Tallulah, 25, Scout, 28, and Rumer 31, discuss what it was like to witness their actress mother struggling with a drug addiction and getting high. The 66-year-old actress started her battle with addiction when she was in her 20s. Demi Moore’s addiction started with heavily drinking and cocaine use just so that she would be able to cope with her increasing fame. She eventually sought treatment in 1985. She stayed sober for 20 years until she relapsed in her 40s. When Demi Moore relapsed, her daughters had stopped speaking to her, being that they were so alarmed by it.
“It’s like the sun went down and like, a monster came,” Tallulah said. “I remember there’s just the anxiety that would come up in my body when I could sense that her eyes were shutting a little bit more, the way she was speaking. Or she would be a lot more affectionate with me if she wasn’t sober.”
Demi Moore Sober Again
Now that Demi Moore’s addiction is behind her and she is sober once again, her daughters are speaking very highly of her. Rumer says, “I think what I really respect about her is, she’s never the victim in her story. She takes accountability, she takes responsibility, and – mind you – this is her perspective, her story, and she’s the first one to say that.”
Demi really dedicated herself to becoming a better person and strengthening her relationship with her daughters.
Learning From Demi’s Addiction and Recovery
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