Demi Moore would be affectionate while on drugs but became a monster when sober, daughters tell Jada Pinkett-Smith
Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah Willis got candid about their mother on Jada Pinkett-Smith's Facebook Watch show 'Red Table Talk'
Demi Moore's daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah made an appearance on Jada Pinkett-Smith's Facebook Watch series 'Red Table Talk' and opened up about their mother's struggles with addiction and her relapse.
Moore, 56, was also present alongside her daughters, all of whom are from her decade-long marriage with Bruce Willis. Tallulah addressed the topic of how they coped with the 'Ghost' actress' battle with addiction born from a dependency on alcohol and painkillers.
"It was like a monster came," Tallulah revealed, as her mother watched on. "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."
In her highly-publicized and deeply candid memoir, 'Inside Out,' Moore had written about everything from her tumultuous relationship with her mother, with whom she was long-estranged, to her marriages, to her heavy use of drugs and alcohol.
The actress admitted to drinking and using cocaine freely in her 20s and said a stint in rehab in the '80s had eventually helped her stay sober for close to two decades. However, she said she had a relapse after suffering a miscarriage during her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, revealing she had a seizure at a party in 2012 after consuming nitrous oxide and synthetic cannabis.
"It was just jarring," said Rumer, describing her feelings about how she perceived her mother when she had these episodes. "It was very weird, and there were moments where it would get angry. 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."
The episode, which also features Pinkett-Smith's daughter Willow, 18, and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, 66, will air on Facebook Watch on Monday, November 4.