During the Friendly House’s 29th Annual Awards Luncheon on the 27th of October, Saturday, in Beverly Hills, California, Demi Moore stood up on stage and opened up about her personal struggles over the years as she accepted an award for Woman Of The Year.
The 55-year-old actress told a story of how it took years for her to recognize the value of herself, not only as an individual but as a woman. Demi said that “I was spiraling down a path of real self-destruction and no matter what successes I had,” she just never felt like it was sufficient.
According to the GI Jane star, she was heading down the wrong path, and it brought her to a point of “real crisis.” Eventually, she realized something had to change in her life, especially, her way of thinking.
Moore, the Striptease alum, said two people in her life whom she “barely knew” helped her out and stood for her, presenting an opportunity for change which she accepted.
“Without their believing me, I wouldn’t be standing here today,” the actress remarked. Following her speech, Demi praised the organization who helps women recover from substance abuse, adding a powerful message for those in attendance.
Moore said to everyone in the audience that for many people, life is never a “straight line,” and most individuals have questioned their self-worth, wondering if they’ll ever be good enough.
One day, she met someone who taught her that she would never be good enough, and it’s better to understand one’s intrinsic value, rather than continually compare oneself to others.
She said she “put down the measuring stick,” and thanked everyone in the audience for their acknowledgment. In 2012, she suffered a seizure due to “smoking an incense-like substance.” While Demi is now doing well, her career in the past far exceeded what it is today.
Demi is mostly known for her movies and television roles in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. She also was married to both Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher. During the roast of Bruce Willis for Comedy Central, Demi Moore joked about her past marriages, stating that perhaps Bruce was the worst one.