Tallulah Willis celebrated nine months of sobriety this week. And the 21-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis headed to social media to share her joy at her recovery, reported Us Weekly.
“Today marks the day I have kicked 9 months of sobrietys a**,” posted Tallulah.
In addition, the sister of Scout and Rumer Willis rejoiced on Twitter.
“TODAY I AM 9 MONTHS SOBER”
While celebrating her own success, Tallulah took time to support her sister, Rumor, on Dancing With the Stars. And although it’s Tallulah who is younger, 26-year-old Rumer credited her for helping her feel empowered to be herself.
“I don’t think I really felt comfortable in my body or with how I looked and people were nasty,” admitted Rumer.
“My sister Tallulah was in rehab and I was inspired. Because she didn’t try to hide from it. She really owned it.”
In addition, Rumer dedicated her dance to her sister and expressed her gratitude for both Scout and Tallulah.
“I’m honestly probably the most grateful that I have such an incredibly strong bond with my two sisters. One of the best things you can have in your family is the ability to just laugh with each other and spend time and I think that we are able to do that.”
As the Inquisitr reported, both Scout and Tallulah credited their mom, Demi Moore, for teaching them to have a strong sense of self-esteem and own their style.
“[She taught us] not to feel shame about our bodies or the way we dressed and to do what we wanted and dress how we liked,” said Scout. “It’s about self-respect at the end of the day — wearing what makes you feel good and comfortable.”
But as for Tallulah, that self-confidence about her body was difficult to achieve, according to ABC News.
“I’m diagnosed [with] body dysmorphia,” revealed Willis. Tallulah blames part of her insecurity about her body on the tabloids.
“[I would be] reading those stupid f***ing tabloids when I was like, 13, feeling like I was just ugly, always. I believed the strangers more than the people that loved me, because why would the people that loved me be honest?”
Because the cruel comments often were about her face, she chose ways to divert attention by starving herself.
“I started starving myself and… I got down to 95 pounds. I lost my curves and my boobs shriveled up into like, nothing, and I had no shape and I was just saggy skin everywhere.”
And Tallulah has a message for other young women and girls who share her condition.
“If you don’t feel good about yourself in a physical way just don’t look in the mirror, because nine times out of 10, I’ll feel great and then I’ll actually look myself and that’s when I start to feel like [I need to change things],” she admitted.
As for her goal for her own attitude toward her body now that she’s in recovery.
“I always try to say that the feeling that you’re supposed to have on your wedding day, [feeling like a] princess, why not have that every day? It’s inside you the whole time!”
[Image Via Instagram/Tallulah]