In a recent interview, Demi Moore spoke about her relationship with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher and how it affected her three daughters when it turned sour.
Demi Moore is opening up about her struggles with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. She also spoke about the effects their relationship had on her three daughters. People reported that she said: “The addiction and the co-dependency… like my addiction to Ashton — that was probably almost more devastating because it took me seriously away emotionally,” to Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch.
Along with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, the actress and two of her three daughters: Rumer and Tallulah Willis, she addressed her spiral into addiction after almost 20 years of sobriety. Tallulah, 25, spoke about the consequences her mother’s addiction had on her after her older sisters, Rumer and Scout moved out.
“Watching the behavior with Ashton, those years, because everyone had left the house and it was just me living there. I felt very forgotten and I feel like I developed and nurtured a narrative where she didn’t love me and I truly believed it,” Tallulah said. “I know that she does, 100 percent but at that moment you’re hurt.” When Moore relapsed, Tallulah was only nine years old. Moore remembers the exact moment she relapsed; she was on a trip with Kutcher. The two were married for eight years before they divorced in 2013.
“Ashton said, ‘I don’t know if alcoholism’s a thing. I think it’s about moderation,'” Moore recalled. “If I had stayed close to working my program… I, of course, lived the majority of my adult life sober. I was great sober.” So, Willow Smith asked her what was the reason for her to quit sobriety, Moore said it was because she wanted to be that girl. “I made my own story up, that he wanted somebody that he could have wine with that he could do stuff [with]. He’s not the cause of why I opened that door up,” she said.
“I wanted to be something other than who I am. And I gave my power away," she added. Moore, in her memoir Inside Out, wrote she “went into contortions to try to fit the mold of the woman he wanted his wife to be.” Moore accused Kutcher of cheating on her, and when he moved out of their home, she coped with the gaping hole in her heart by abusing substances like Vicodin and alcohol. This led to her three daughters slowly pulling away from her and her ex-husband Bruce Willis also kept his distance.
There was once a point where she weighed just 102 lbs. However, in 2012, she was rushed to the hospital after smoking synthetic marijuana and inhaling nitrous oxide at a party. “I guess the fundamental question that came forward for me was, ‘How did I get here?'” Moore told Good Morning America in September, reflecting back on it all. “From where I started to what I’ve experienced, where I’ve been, how did I get here?” Demi Moore has definitely come a long way since her confession.