Demi Moore says ex-husband Bruce Willis wanted her to stay home and take care of the kids while he did 'whatever the f*** he wanted'

In her explosive new memoir 'Inside Out', Moore dished out the details on her 13-year marriage to Bruce Willis

Demi Moore says ex-husband Bruce Willis wanted her to stay home and take care of the kids while he did 'whatever the f*** he wanted'
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Demi Moore seemingly hasn't held back on anyone in her new tell-all memoir 'Inside Out', and her ex-husband Bruce Willis is clearly no exception.

The 56-year-old Moore claimed that Willis was not happy with her rapid rise in Hollywood and wanted her to give it up so she could stay home and take care of their children, according to The Sun.

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Moore had met Willis after ending her engagement with Emilio Estevez and was sober from drugs and alcohol. A whirlwind romance that ensued soon after saw them dating and married within four short months.

 

The actress also became pregnant with their first child, Rumer, and while it all seemed okay on the outside, she claimed that cracks were beginning to appear almost immediately after they tied the knot in 1987.

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"Bruce insisted that he thought everything about me was beautiful: he wrapped my fear and anxiety in his love," she admitted in the memoir, but said that "if you carry a well of shame and unresolved trauma inside of you, no amount of money, no measure of success or celebrity can fill it."

Their marriage came at a time when both their careers were on the verge of taking off. Willis, then 36, was about to become an acclaimed international movie star, while Moore was soon to be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis attend the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

However, Moore claims that Willis never thought much about career. Following a stint on 'Saturday Night Live', she was offered a role that would see her star alongside Robert De Niro and Sean Penn in 'We're No Angels', but instead of being happy for her, she says her husband's reaction was very negative.

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"This is never going to work if you’re off shooting a film," she claims he told her during the movie shooting. 'Ghost', where she starred alongside heartthrob Patrick Swayze, confirmed her status as a Hollywood elite, though that bred further resentment.

Moore said when she went to shoot for 'Hudson Hawk' in Europe after the megahit, Willis apparently told her, "I don't know if I want to be married."

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"I had a very rebellious reaction to Bruce in general," she confessed. "I just didn't buy the 'You're the king' kind of thing, which he thrived on. Plus, telling me, 'I don't know if I want to be married' is not exactly the way to my heart."

She said she believed he was having affairs because he was unhappy with their marriage. "Basically he wanted to do whatever the f** he wanted," she wrote. "He was 36, throw in celebrity and money. You do the math."

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The couple filed for divorce after 13 years and three children together, though the separation is not something that weighed very heavily on her. "It’s a funny thing to say, but I’m very proud of our divorce," she wrote.

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