Demi Moore Gets Real About Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher: 5 ‘NYT’ Revelations

Demi Moore is not holding back in her new memoir, Inside Out.

The 56-year-old actress announced and opened up about the forthcoming book during an interview with The New York Times on Thursday, September 12.

“It’s exciting, and yet I feel very vulnerable,” she explained. “There is no cover of a character. It’s not somebody else’s interpretation of me.”

Inside Out dives into Moore’s childhood, marriages to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher, her battles with substance abuse and more.

“I hope that everyone that’s in the book feels like it’s …,” the Ghost star told the newspaper before pausing. “I don’t know what I hope they feel. … Good, not bad.”

“I’m definitely not interested in blaming anyone,” she added. “It’s a waste of energy.”

Moore was married to Wills, 64, from 1987 to 2000. They share daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. She told The New York Times that she let her adult children read the book before it was finished in case they wanted to ask her to change anything, but they didn’t request any revisions.

“We grow up thinking that our parents are these immovable gods of Olympus,” Rumer told the outlet. “Obviously, as we grow older, we start to realize how much our parents are just people.”

“It’s challenging because she’s making this amazing effort to put out the most vulnerable moments of her life,” Scout added. “It just happens that it also coincides with some of the most challenging and traumatic times of mine.”

Following her split from Willis, Moore married Kutcher, who is 15 younger than her. They twosome called it quits in 2011 after six years of marriage.

Moore concluded that the book was part of her “healing journey — physically, mentally, emotionally. It’s no accident that it’s all been in alignment and all happened at the same time.”

Inside Out will be available on September 24.

Scroll through for more from her New York Times interview:

On Her Marriage to Bruce Willis

“Bruce literally swept me off my feet: we met, married, and were pregnant within four months,” she wrote in the book, according to the New York Times.


Their marriage hit a rough patch, however, when the actor told her he didn’t know if he wanted to be married. He also was “ambivalent” about her acting career, according to Moore, who claimed he thought her work took away time from their family.

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On Her Sexual Assault

Moore revealed in the book that she was raped at 15.


“When I was younger, I was obligated to be of service,” she told the newspaper. “I wouldn’t be loved if I wasn’t — if I didn’t give of myself. My value was tied into my body.”


On Her Relationship With Ashton Kutcher

Moore and Kutcher started dating in 2003. “[I was enjoying] a do-over, like I could just go back in time and experience what it was like to be young, with him — much more so than I’d ever been able to experience it when I was actually in my twenties,” she wrote in the book, per the NYT.


During the beginning of the twosome’s relationship, the G.I. Jane star discovered she was pregnant. Six months into the pregnancy, however, Moore, who planned to name the baby girl Chaplin Ray, had a miscarriage. While they tried to get pregnant through fertility treatments after they wed in 2005, they were unsuccessful. They split in 2011 and finalized their divorce in 2013. Two years later, the That ‘70s Show star married former costar Mila Kunis. The couple share 4-year-old daughter Wyatt and 2-year-old son Dimitri. (Kutcher declined to comment when NYT reached out.) 


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On Her Substance Abuse Struggles

After losing the baby, Moore turned to drinking. She later started taking Vicodin. After Kutcher allegedly had an affair, the Now and Then star started partying with Rumer. In 2012, she suffered a seizure after “smoking synthetic cannabis and inhaling nitrous oxide.”


The incident alienated her from Rumer and she was already on the outs with Scout and Tallulah due to her partying.


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On Rehab and Maintaining Her Sobriety

Moore later sought treatment for trauma, codependency and substance abuse. She also worked with a doctor who specialized in “integrative medicine to rectify her health problems.” Post-rehab, Moore was able to rebuild her relationships with her daughters.


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