Tallulah Willis Celebrates Two Years of Sobriety with Her Family’s Support

By Jamie Price 07/21/16

The 22-year-old said in an interview last year that online bullying was a major contributing factor to her substance abuse and body issues. 

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Tallulah Willis Celebrates Two Years of Sobriety with Her Family’s Support
Pictured left to right Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, & Talulah

Hooray for Tallulah Willis! The 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore is two years sober, she announced in an Instagram selfie last week. And it seems her family has been very supportive of her sobriety. In the selfie, she is holding a "2" birthday candle and she captioned it: "You know ya girl got those 2 years clean under her belt." Her older sister, Rumer Willis, regrammed the post, adding the caption: "So proud of my baby Buusk." 

Tallulah, who recently started her own fashion line “Buuski,” has been very open on social media about her recovery as well as her past battles with an eating disorder, body dysmorphia and depression. In 2014, she spent 45 days in treatment, reportedly at her parents’ urging. And shortly before that, she released a video in which she opened up about her struggles with body image.

"I struggled a lot when I was younger. I'm diagnosed with body dysmorphia [because of] reading those stupid fucking tabloids when I was like 13, feeling like I was just ugly," she says in the video. "I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me, because why would the people who love me be honest?"

Last year in an interview with Teen Vogue, Tallulah said Internet trolls and online bullying were major contributing factors to her low self-esteem, substance abuse, and body issues. She described reading the comments on a photo posted of her online, at age 13, recalling: "I thought, I am a hideous, disgusting-looking person. I might be nice and I might be kind, but I'm a really unattractive human being." She continued: "It wasn't about the anonymous cyberbullies—I became my own worst critic.”

Luckily, she seems to be doing much better, in part due to her family’s support. A year ago, her other older sister, Scout Willis, helped throw her a "sober birthday party" to mark her one year of sobriety, which included a birthday cake, dragons, parasols, hand fans, and lanterns. "I am so wholly overwhelmed with love right now I want to cry," wrote Tallulah on Instagram at the time. In another post, she wrote, "Thank you to the beautiful humans in my life who have helped me get here."

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