Demi Moore’s bombshell memoir Inside Out is on shelves now but the actress could have released it much sooner if it wasn’t for her three daughters.
While speaking on the “Present Company with Krista Smith” podcast, Moore, 56, said that she felt that Rumer, Scout and Tallulah were too young to be exposed to the book’s contents in the past.
“There’s things in there…it’s not that I wanted to keep it from them or hide anything, it’s just stuff that you don’t necessarily, well, when they’re younger, want to bring forward,” the “Ghost” actress said.
She added, “It would be either too complicated or inappropriate, and then there’s some stuff that you just don’t think about. Then at the end of the book, there’s also some things that are reflective of a painful time in my life, but also of theirs.”
Moore and her daughters who she shares with ex-Bruce Willis recently appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” where they got honest about what it was like to live with their mother during her addiction battles.
“It was like a monster came,” Tallulah, 25, said. “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.”
“It was very weird, and there were moments where it would get angry,” Rumer, 31, added. “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.”
In her memoir, Moore admits to heavy drinking and cocaine use in her 20s before staying sober for almost 20 years. She then had a relapse during a miscarriage when she was married to Ashton Kutcher between 2005-2011 which led to a seizure in 2012 due to consuming nitrous oxide and synthetic cannabis.