Actress details her fall into drug and alcohol addiction during her third marriage to Kutcher in new autobiography Inside Out
Demi Moore has revealed how Ashton Kutcher humiliated her during their marriage by sharing photos of her drunk and passed out as she battled alcoholism.
The Hollywood actress had been sober for 20 years but fell into depression when she had a miscarriage with Ashton six months into her pregnancy.
Struggling to cope with the loss of their unborn child and blaming herself for the tragedy, Demi started drinking again before turning to prescription drugs.
In her tell-all autobiography Inside Out, Demi recalled, “I wanted to be that girl. The girl who could have a glass of wine at dinner, or a shot of tequila at a party. In my mind, Ashton wanted that too. So I tried to become that: a fun, normal girl.
But Demi, a recovering alcoholic, says she struggled to know her limits
“When you don’t have a switch, you keep going until you can’t go on anymore,” she said.
The Ghost actress recalls a night out with Ashton and a few friends for her 45th birthday.
The party started with an intimate dinner before the group started drinking tequlia shots and ended up drunk in a hot tub.
“I started to pass out and slip under the water. If other people hadn’t been there, I would have drowned,” Demi said.
She says her husband Ashton was “furious” and picked her up and carried her back to their bedroom.
“It was [..] confusing,” Demi recalls. “Ashton had encouraged me to go in this direction. When I went too far, however, he let me know how he felt by showing a photo he had taken of me resting my head on the toilet the night before.
“It seemed like a good humored joke at the time. But it was really shameful.”
While Demi’s sobriety battle was being held behind closed doors, it made headlines in 2009 when Ashton shared a photo of her butt on the internet.
The couple were vacationing in the Turks and Caicos Islands where they attended the wedding of Demi’s ex-husband Bruce Willis to model Emma Heming.
When they were back in their hotel room, Ashton snapped a photo of Demi bent over wearing just her pants before sharing it with the world via Twitter.
“Shh, don’t tell my wife,” Ashton said in the caption.
When the former Punk’d star came under fire, Ashton said in her defense, “Let’s take it a step back. It was a bikini, not underwear, so maybe people were confused. She was ironing my pants. Sounds weird, but we were on a beach and she was wearing a bikini, ironing my pants! I took a picture of her and asked her before I released it to the world. And then I I sent very quickly. It’s a good ass – it’s a really good ass. And people saw it. You could see it at the beach.