Jada Pinkett Smith relates to Demi Moore’s struggle with addiction


Demi Moore and her daughters Rumer and Tallulah Willis, two of her three kids with Bruce Willis, joined Pinkett Smith and her family for an intimate discussion of Moore's drug addiction and the strain it put on her relationships.

Speaking in a joint interview with her youngest daughter Tallulah, 25, on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, Moore said: "The addiction and the co-dependency. like my addiction to Ashton - that was probably nearly more devastating because it took me seriously away emotionally".

"Observing the behavior with Ashton and those years, because everyone left the house and it was just me living there, and I felt very forgotten", Tallulah shares, adding that he developed and "fed, quot; the narrative that his mother did not".

The "Ghost" star relapsed during a trip away with Ashton, and the actress claims she was told by her then-spouse that alcoholism wasn't a "thing".

Sources said that Demi Moore is now in a better relationship with her daughters.

"I made my own story up, that he wanted somebody that he could have wine with that he could do stuff [with]".

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The conversation, edited into a half-hour episode, expands to touch upon Rumer and Tallulah's own struggles with substance abuse and, as Pinkett Smith puts it, is created to "try to break some of the cycles". It made Rumer feel like she and her sisters were not enough for Demi.

And the 56-year-old, who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, explained that her "dependency" on her now-ex took her "away". And all of the adults around us, in an effort to protect us, were protecting her. I wanted to be something other than who I am. "And I gave my power away".

'It was like a monster came, ' Tallulah, 25, said. "I recall being very upset and kind of treating her like a child and speaking to her like a child".

"I was there in the other room with 911 panicking because I'm like, either my mom is gonna die and I'm not gonna be in the room and I'm gonna feel the guilt of that for the rest of my life, or I'm gonna be there and see this image of my mom that I will never get out of my head", she said. "You already know, like, she was made. It was not the mom that we had grown up with". I woke up a few hours later and I was just hysterically crying because it was the first window of sobriety, the tiny five minutes you wake up before you start using again.

Moore's daughters explained that after the incident, they didn't speak to Moore for three years. "When I stopped talking to my mom, then it kicked up into high gear. Or she could be much more affectionate with me if she wasn't sober".

"I really try to encourage people, no matter what they've gone through, to find that loving for their parent, or their partner, whatever it might be", Moore concludes.