AceShowbiz - Demi Moore's loved one has supported her decision to open up about her past drug and family issues in her book "Inside Out". Rumer Willis has praised her mother for the 56-year-old's "vulnerability and honesty" to reveal her struggles with alcohol and substance abuse and three failed marriages in the memoir.
"I'm so proud of her vulnerability," Rumer said of her mother on "The Talk", where she served as a co-host on Tuesday, October 1. She continued, "And I think so many women have watched her - and just as her daughter, I've watched her, as kind of beacon of strength, and this kind of leader."
"And I think what I really respect about her is that she is never the victim in her stories," "The House Bunny" actress added. "She takes accountability, she takes responsibility - and mind you, this is her perspective, her story, and she's the first one to say that, but she's allowing herself to show everyone that you can go through some really difficult, hard things, and you can still be someone who is thriving and taking accountability, and just being a strong survivor without being, 'Oh, I survived this, and this is who I am because of this story.' Which I think is amazing."
In her book which was released last week, Demi revealed she started drinking again during her marriage to Ashton Kutcher after being sober for 20 years and how her split from her third husband led to a fall-out of her relationship with her kids.
Demi wrote during a trip with Rumer, she was "being a little too flirty" with a friend who accompanied them, "in that sad way a woman can sometimes act when she's looking for validation." Later in January 2012, she experienced a seizure in front of her eldest daughter Rumer after she "inhaled some nitrous" and "smoked a little spice, which is like man-made pot" during a party at her home.
Reflecting on the evening, Demi wrote, "... Would I even consider doing drugs with my kid there if I were in my right mind? Of course not. I scared Rumer so badly when she saw me there, semiconscious on the floor; she thought I might die in front of her. She was completely freaked out, and after that night she joined her younger sisters in refusing to speak to me."
She revealed that her "kids had given me an ultimatum: we won't speak to you unless you go to rehab. But I went, and they still didn't show up for me." She tried to reach out to her three daughters after completing rehab, only to be met with rejections. It took three years before she reconnected with her children.
"It was hard work getting here," she said of her family getting back together. "But I wouldn't trade what I have with them now for an easier journey. We all took separate paths, but we've ended up in the same place. After what we went through, we no longer take our relationships for granted ... I'm so grateful we all have one another."