Jessica Simpson shared a photo taken four years ago and opened up about her ‘internal battle of self-respect’
Jessica Simpson marked her fourth year of sobriety by sharing an ‘unrecognisable’ photo from four years ago.
The snap showed the 41-year-old sitting on a beanbag in her pyjamas with her skin looking red.
Her face was also bloated in the snap and the star said her ‘drinking wasn’t the issue, she was.’
“This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself,” she captioned the post. “I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.
“Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted. I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor.
“I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.”
She went on to explain her shock at the amount of time that flew by.
The Dukes of Hazard star added: “There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage.
“The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power.”
She concluded the honest post with: “Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free.”
Jessica opened up about developing an alcohol and pills addiction in her memoir, Open Book, which was released last year.
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She said her dependency was somewhat brought on by the trauma surrounding childhood sexual abuse that began when she was 6 years old.
It happened when she shared a bed with the daughter of a family friend.
The A Public Affair singer wanted to tell her parents.
She said in her memoir: “I was the victim but somehow I felt in the wrong.”
Jessica told her mum and dad, Tina and Joe, when she was 12 years old while they were on a car trip.
Her mother told her dad: “I told you something was happening.” Jessica went on to say that her dad kept his eye on the road and said nothing:
“We never stayed at my parents’ friends house again but we also didn’t talk about what I had said,” she added.
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