Rumer Willis is opening up about the traumatic experience that led to her shunning mother Demi Moore for years.
The Dancing with the Stars alum joined Demi and sister Tallulah Willis for an episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk airing on Monday. There, the trio discussed the 56-year-old actress’ new memoir, Inside Out, in which she details a scary incident involving Rumer back in 2012 — one that had severe ramifications for their relationship.
In her book, Demi explained she was at a party with Rumer, who was 23 at the time, when she had a bad reaction to drugs and had a seizure. She writes:
“I inhaled some nitrous. I smoked a little spice, which is like manmade pot. It’s not like I went wild and overdosed. I just had a weird reaction, a seizure, which is apparently not that uncommon when people do nitrous or ‘whip-its,’ the DIY version of the laughing gas you get at the dentist’s office… I scared Rumer so badly when she saw me there, semiconscious on the floor; she thought I might die in front of her.”
Scared is an understatement, as Rumer revealed on the Facebook Watch show.
Explaining how she was the one who called 9-1-1, the starlet shared:
“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.”
As Demi looked at her eldest daughter gravely, Rumer recalled thinking:
“What will I do? Or I will have to call my sisters in the morning and tell them that my mom died and they are never gonna get to talk to her again.”
Thankfully, the Ghost star didn’t die — but her relationship with her daughters was close to death. After the incident, Rumer, Tallulah, and their 28-year-old sister Scout cut ties with their mom.
They didn’t speak to her for three years, during which time Moore was also at the end of her relationship with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. It was a rock-bottom moment for Demi, but she’s since mended her relationship with her daughters and is now dedicated to living a healthy life.
Watch the full episode (below) for the full story.
For the first time, Demi Moore and daughters Rumer & Tallulah Willis come to the Table to share intimate details about Demi’s best-selling memoir “Inside Out,” the difficulties of their traumatic mother-daughter relationship, Demi's life threatening addiction, as well as the men in her life and why their family didn’t speak for three years.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, November 4, 2019
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