Demi Moore’s daughters had some thought about their mom’s relationship with Ashton Kutcher.
Moore and her daughters recently appeared on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones. They opened up about they thought of their mom with Kutcher.
Moore and Kutcher started dating in 2003. At the time, Moore’s youngest daughter Tallulah was 9 years old. During her relationship with Ashton, Moore relapsed into alcohol abuse and started drinking again.
The girls opened up about why they did not speak to their mother for 3 years. Tallaluah said, “What happened was, she relapsed when I was 9, and nobody in our family spoke about it. And I had no idea what was going on, she had been sober my entire childhood, and then she drank.” She added that she just “knew that I was scared.”
She added, “Then there was sort of many years of saying she was sober and she wasn’t and we couldn’t trust it. All of the adults around us, in an effort to protect us, were protecting her. And so, if she wasn’t sober, they would tell us she was, so there was a complete lack of trust.”
Jada asked Demi, “Were you with Ashton then, when she was 9 years old? And that’s when the relapse happened.” Demi replied, “Yes. How it broke down…I opened that door to drinking after almost 20 years.”
She added,”I ended up pregnant, and then I lost the baby at almost six months. And so, when I couldn’t get pregnant again, the guilt that I felt…that it was clearly my fault, was just enormous.”
She added, “I made my own story up, that he wanted somebody that he could have wine with and do stuff. He’s not the cause of why I opened that door. I wanted to be something other than who I am. It was literally like giving my power away.
Her daughter Rumer told her, “So much of that time, especially with Ashton, I was so angry because I felt like something that was mine had been taken away.”
She added,”And I think also, when she wanted to have another baby, and it wasn’t happening and there was so much focus on that, it was like, oh well we’re not enough? Part of the reason I moved out of the house was, I think after you had a miscarriage I literally was just like, why are you so desperate to have another kid? And I couldn’t stand the idea.”
Demi added, “The addiction in the co-dependency, like my addiction to Ashton, and that was probably almost devastating, because it took me seriously away emotionally.” Rumer and Tallulah agreed.
Tallulah added,”Watching the behavior with Ashton and those years, because everyone left the house and it was just me living there, and I felt very forgotten.”
She added that she herself “nurtured” the idea that her mom didn’t “love” her. “I know that she does, one hundred percent, but in that moment you’re hurt, and you can’t fathom that someone that loves you would do that to you, and would choose others more than you.”
Watch the entire Red Table Talk right here.
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