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Demi Moore's Daughters Open Up About Her Relapse

Demi Moore's Daughters Open Up About Her Relapse
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By    |   Friday, 01 November 2019 10:39 AM

Demi Moore's daughters vividly recall the day their mother relapsed after nearly 20 years of sobriety and it was a "jarring" experience for them.

"It’s like the sun went down and like, a monster came," said Tallulah, Demi's youngest daughter who she shares with former husband Bruce Willis, People reported.

The 25-year-old and her sisters, 31-year-old Rumer and 28-year-old Scout, joined their mother on the couch to chat with Jada Pinkett Smith about Demi's battle with drug and alcohol addiction in Monday's episode of "Red Table Talk."

"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," Tallulah revealed. Her sisters agreed.

"It was just jarring," Rumer said. 

For years Demi abused drugs and alcohol and eventually turned to Vicodin after receiving a prescription from the dentist, Insider noted. In her recently released memoir "Inside Out," the actress admitted she was eventually swallowing up to "12 a day." She managed to get clean but after being sober for nearly 20 years she relapsed following her split with husband Ashton Kutcher in 2012. She went straight back to alcohol and Vicodin.

The relapse forced her daughters to work through a range of complicated emotions.

"It was very weird, and there were moments where it would get angry," Tallulah explained. "I recall being very upset and kind of treating her like a child and speaking to her like a child. It was not the mom that we had grown up with."

Demi's relapse strained her relationship with her three daughters but Demi worked hard to get clean and to regain her children's trust and today they share a close bond. Earlier this year Rumer appeared on "The Talk" to sing her mother's praise.

"I’m so proud of her vulnerability, and I think so many women have watched her — and just as her daughter I’ve watched her — as this kind of beacon of strength and this kind of leader," she said, according to Fox News. "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."

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