Tallulah Willis Discussed Her Years-Long Estrangement From Mom Demi Moore
Tallulah Willis reflected on how meaningful Mother's Day has become for her, after having a period of estrangement from her mother, Demi Moore.
On Sunday, the 26-year-old shared an Instagram post dedicated to her mom, writing, "I didn’t talk to my mom for almost 3 years and during that shattered time this day would transport me from fragmented pieces to absolute dust."
"I remember tearing up driving to work upon hearing a radio ad that cheerily recommend which ‘perfume Mom would absolutely adore,’" she shared. "I digested the entire celebratory nature of the day as an insensitive slight to MY pain and MY story.
However, my story changed. Through a metamorphosis of inward self reflection and a malleability to forgive, 3 years did not stretch to forever."
During a Red Table Talk interview last year, Moore and her daughters discussed the conflict in their relationships after Moore's split from Ashton Kutcher and her subsequent relapse.
"Watching the behavior with Ashton those years — because everyone left the house and it was just me living there — I felt very forgotten and I felt like I developed and I nurtured a narrative that she didn’t love me. And I truly believed it," Willis said at the time. "And I know that she does 100 percent, but in that moment, you're hurt and you can't fathom that someone that loves you would do that to you and would choose others more than you."
Writing in her Instagram post, Willis said, "The here and now is a day that started with a running hug to my maternal deity and a sloppy cheek kiss. I revel in all that you are @demimoore and all that you continue to teach me. I witness what this day means for you, and where you came from. Every nook and cranny of you is worthy and gilded. I love you."
Moore and her daughters, Tallulah, Rumor, and Scout, are self-isolating together amid the coronavirus pandemic, along with her ex Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming Willis. Over the weekend, Moore shared a set of artsy photos of the entire family together.